Chris Ford



London (West End)

Contact Chris

T: +44 (0)7836696530

E: [email protected]

Chris has been with Gerald Eve as a Partner since June 2001 having previously been an executive member of the Whitbread Property Division and has over 35 years asset management and leisure property experience much of which has been gained on the client side.

Chris has been involved in managing an extensive portfolio of both operational licensed premises and a range of non-licensed properties. He has specialist disposals and acquisitions experience in the public house/restaurant, late night venue and budget hotel sectors.

Specific experience

Involved in the sale of over 5,000 public houses during his career together with several restaurant and nightclub portfolios both in single transactions and block sales and for both existing and alternative uses.

Dealing with a diverse portfolio, acquiring and selling pubs, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants and distribution depots; managing licensed and non-licensed portfolios, and redeveloping a number of key former brewery and distribution sites throughout the UK

Acting for Premier Inn in securing opportunities for their intensive expansion programme.

Marketing and disposal process management of several pub/restaurant sites throughout the UK and in particular for family brewers such as Charles Wells, Everards and Brakspear.

In the late night sector helping Deltic on their nightclub disposals and previously on a national portfolio of bars and clubs on behalf of PBR Leisure.

RICS Registered Valuer generally dealing with of licensed and leisure properties.