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Gemma Dow

Senior Associate


I am a Senior Associate in the Corporate Property Management department based in Milton Keynes. I have over 16 years’ experience across all property sectors.

I provide comprehensive corporate property management service for my clients. This means that I provide the function of an in-house estates team and have a very wide ranging remit supporting the businesses of the clients I work with. Operating throughout the UK including Ireland.

For the last 3 years I have been working with Whitbread with the responsibility for Premier Inn in the North of the UK and Ireland. I also work with Wells & Co. Pub Company.

I have a diverse and wide ranging remit for both clients including rent reviews, advising on cost control (rent, rates, service charge, insurance), asset protection (lease renewal, lease re-gearing, boundary disputes etc.) and disposal management including due diligence and strategic advice on valuation and disposal and other property management functions. My role also includes the management of sub-let portfolios where I look for opportunities to maximise value and income from non-operational assets and surplus accommodation, be it through sub-let or gold brick development opportunities.

Prior to this, I spent a decade with responsibility for the ‘Restaurants portfolio’ of Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants which includes all properties occupied by Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table, Taybarns and their associated Premier Inns (450 sites) operating throughout the UK and Ireland providing the above service.

I spend a lot of time with my clients to understand their business model, their business aspirations and the challenges they face. I have this in my mind when I am advising them and support their goals and their business by thinking like an operator.

Prior to Gerald Eve I was in lease consultancy and valuation, then specialised in office and industrial agency. Before relocation to the east midlands to where I continued as an office agent.

I work closely with Whitbread Group and Wells and Co. Pub Company advising them of the property management on their estates. This advice includes day to day property management, database management, service charge, analysis, landlord applications, asset management of the estate and disposal of surplus elements of the estate.



  • Winner of the Whitbread Corporate Services award 2019 – Awarded In recognition of our service on their corporate property advisors, a contract which we have held for over 19 years
  • Advice to Whitbread on Surplus land portfolio, estate optimisation and innovation – to generate some revenue for the client – ongoing.
  • Strategic property review for Wells & Co. Pub Company – to include agricultural land, development land and residential – Providing a strategy for the short, medium and long term management of their surplus estate.
  • Landlords consent due diligence projects, for windows, air conditioning, Wifi, Bar & Block conversions, breakfast rooms. – Liaison and negotiation with landlords and solicitors to achieve consent to facilitate and accommodate the clients various business goals.


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