I’m a Partner here at Gerald Eve and lead our specialist Lease Exit team. I advise on all aspects of lease end strategy and negotiation including dilapidations, break clauses, surrenders, portfolio disposal, insolvency and lease liability provisioning. I work across all types of commercial property, with a particular focus on Section 18 valuations. I am also co-head of our Building Consultancy and Project Management team and involved in our corporate real estate and property and asset management businesses.
I was responsible for setting up the Lease Exit team in 2004 whilst at Drivers Jonas before moving to Deloitte. The team, which includes both building and general practice surveyors providing expert advice to landlords and tenants on the building, valuation, legal and negotiation aspects of dilapidations and lease exit, joined Gerald Eve in 2016. I’m a trained negotiator and experienced in preparing and giving expert witness valuation evidence. I have a wide range of experience in property acquisition, disposal, landlord and tenant and dispute resolution, gained over the last 25 years in practice.
My key clients include Mapeley Estates, Prudential, EDF Energy, Schroders, Aviva Central Services, Arthur J Gallagher, The London Underwriting Centre, Mizuho, Financial Conduct Authority, OFCOM, NHS Property Services, Legal & General, M7 Real Estate, Warehouse REIT, Grosvenor, William Hill, Marks & Spencer, WH Smith and Costa.