Damien's first position within the surveying world was as a graduate working for RMC, based at their International Head Quarters in Thorpe, Egham, where he specialised in the contractors test method of valuation for rating purposes and provided lease consultancy and valuation advice to internal Group companies.
After six years working client side he took a position within the Professional Department at Strutt & Parker where he specialised in business rates advice and was an RICS registered valuer, undertaking commercial valuaton work for secured lending purposes. He was instrumental in the creation of a business rates advisory team within Strutt & Parker, and was appointed Head of Rating.
Damien joined Colliers International in January 2012 and is a Director within the London team providing advice on all property classes and continues to advise his first employer on the opportunities to mitigate their UK property tax liability.
Damien advises our client base who occupy properties within Central London and the South East, valuing properties ranging from offices to High Street retail.
Alongside valuations for generic property classes, Damien specialises in contractors test valuations, representing the Worlds largest cement manufacturer and also advises the owners of the UK's biggest and busiest container port.
Completed an Honours Degree course reading Minerals Estate Management at Sheffield Hallam University.
Memberships & Involvements
MRICS, IRRV, RSA Member
International Workplace Group, CEMEX, Microsoft, DWF, BT, Woodland Group, Artemis, DP9, Blackstone, Adobe, WeWork, Tesla, Patrizia
London - West End
Howard is based in the West End Ofiice where he primarily advises clients on rating matters in the West End and South East markets. Some 35 years of experience in the Rating field covering some six Revaluations He is actively involved with coordinating retail rating appeals in a number of RSA Comittees in major towns. He has acted on behalf of a variety of clients with major office occupations in Central London.