B.Sc (Hons), MRICS
In July 2004 Ben joined Paul and Company Chartered Surveyors, specialists in the caravan parks sector.
During 2004 he gained experience in the management of two large chalet parks and a mixed holiday park. This provided an excellent grounding in the operational aspects of leisure property - something that continues to inform his professional advice.
Ben started training as a chartered surveyor in 2005, specialising in the parks sector. This involved a wide range of work for private and corporate clients including agency, valuation, landlord and tenant and latterly expert witness.
In December 2006 Ben joined Colliers International through the acquisition of Paul & Company. Since then he has continued to work within the parks industry and has expanded his experience to include other licensed and leisure property.
Ben qualified as a chartered surveyor in November 2007 and is a RICS Registered Valuer.
Amy works within the Alternative Markets Division at Colliers International. Her primary focus is the holiday and home parks sector where she provides valuation and agency advice to a range of clients including banks and operators. Her expertise extends to the wider licensed and leisure sectors where she has advised upon a wide range of assets, from pubs to visitor attractions.
Amy previously worked alongside LPA Receivers within Colliers' Corporate Restructuring team, managing and overseeing the disposal of distressed commercial property and land in South West England and South Wales.
Amy joined Colliers from a Local Authority where she had been dealing with a wide range of property issues. She was part of a successful Agency and Development team, who raised in excess of £9 million of capital receipts in three years from surplus operational property and provided land and property advice to a range of internal departments; working on CPOs, asset protection issues, leasing and acquisition projects.
Head of Parks Sports and Marinas: Advisory and Professional
A Chartered Surveyor since 1996 operating in the hotel and leisure markets I specialise in asset valuations, deal origination and consulting and brokerage. I also provide feasibility, operational and operator selection services and development consulting. I have particular experience of golf, marinas, visitor attractions, health and fitness clubs, sports stadia and sporting venues and caravan and holiday accommodation.
In January 2001 I joined the specialist Real Estate and Hospitality Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was closely involved in advising clients such as the Football Foundation – part of the Football Association upon the development of playing facilities and the national investment plan. I also worked on the business regeneration and ulitmately Administration of the SFI Group and with retail and merchant banks, venture capital houses and major golf course operators on severalo major projects.
In July 2003 I joined the Professional Team within the Licensed and Leisure Department at Colliers CRE.
I provide valuation and professional advice to a range of clients including insolvency based assignments, mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategy/ security review work. I have advised on a wide range of projects from the business review and valuaton of Old Trafford thorugh to a major feasibility and investment strategy for the Crown Estate acquiring 2 major marinas to create their marina division, through to valuing in excess of £350m of golf assets over the last 10 years.
I am conversant with business plans, cashflow and properties valued upon an operational basis and advises a range of public bodies upon public / private ventures and best value opportunities.
Head of UK Parks Agency
Richard is the Head of UK Parks Agency for Colliers International. Having first obtained practical experience of the operation of a holiday park business, he now has 15 years experience in the sale and valuation of UK holiday parks.
He simultaneously obtained his degree in Estate Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in November 2006.
Richard was promoted to Associate Director in January 2008, to Director in July 2010 and to Department Head in January 2013.
Richard is recognised as one of the leading agents in this specialist field and continues to focus on providing agency advice to private, multiple and corporate holiday park operators and primarily covers the north of England and Scotland.
Operating from Colliers' Leeds and Manchester offices, I work to provide expert brokerage and professional services to the Parks, Sports and Marinas and Hotels Agency departments.
Covering a wide range of issues, I have been involved in some of the largest park and hotel deals over the last 6 years in the UK.
On behalf of both private and corporate clients I continue to strive to ensure that Colliers International's reputation for service excellence and professionalism is upheld.
Georgina has nearly 20 years' experience in the property sector and joined Colliers International in 2008. Initially working as a secretary for the Head of the Leeds office and the Licensed & Leisure team, she now also provides secretarial and administrative support to the specialist Parks division of the Hotels team.