Adam Francis | Colliers | Bristol

Adam Francis


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Professional Summary

Adam joined the Rating Team at Colliers International in November 2017 as a Director. He is a corporate member of the IRRV (Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation) and has 19 years experience. Adam is part of the Accurates team which sits within the Rating department at Colliers, the team provides forensic audit and examination of historic business rates and council tax records back to 1990 identifying rating errors and overpayments for clients.


Colliers' UK business rates team provides a comprehensive, integrated service. We call it 'the complete circle of business rates advice'. Our results speak for themselves. Since the start of the 2010 business rate list, we have saved more than £500 million for our clients through:

• Auditing historical valuations and reclaim overpaid business rates

• Challenging business rates valuation

• Managing business rate accounts

Personal Accomplishments:

• Identification of a new recovery type which lead to the recovery of mandatory relief in excess of £2.7 million for the housing sector. 

• Lead a team of four auditors to recover in excess of £4.6 million in overpaid Business Rates for a well-known high street Bank and a major supermarket chain over a two year period.  

• Project managed the implementation of a new initiative recovery, that secured in excess of £650k in fees with estimated forecasts expecting the initiative to generate £3 million in fees over a four year period. 

• Having ultimate responsibility for authorising rate payments in 2017 worth a £192 million per annum 



Diploma in Surveying Practice from the University College of Estate Management, Reading

Memberships & Involvements

Corporate member of the Institue of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV)


Business Rates / Rating
Service Lines
Business Rates / Rating
Property Type
Automotive and Roadside, Healthcare, Hotels, Industrial & Logistics, Licensed & Leisure, London Offices, Retail, Serviced Offices

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