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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.
Ben provides regular valuation advice to the board of Bluestone Holiday Village, Pembrokeshire, A major development of 280 holiday chalets, spa, indoor water park, facilities village and sports centre.
Ben valued over £230m of leisure property in 2011 including the following instructions:
The Park Leisure 2000 portfolio of eight holiday parks.
The Southlakeland Leisure portfolio of nine holiday parks.
Six holiday and residential parks within the Haulfryn Group.
Nine residential parks within the Tingdene Group.
Ben graduated with a Masters in Land Economy from Aberdeen University in 2004 having completed his undergradute degree at Lancaster University in 2002.
RBS Barclays Clydesdale Bank HSBC Lloyds Banking Group Tingdene
I am fully satisfied with the service received… what you did well was maintain contact re timescales and thereby manage my expectations. A post valuation query was also responded to promptly… happy to recommend to clients. (10/10)
Comprehensive report, with good comparative information… happy to recommend Colliers to colleagues/customers. (10/10)