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.
Working on a wide range of agency and valuation instructions across the sector.
- During 2018 Amy valued over 78 leisure properties.
- Managed the challenging leasehold disposal of a caravan park on behalf of a local authority, securing a national operator as tenant.
- Part of a thriving team who have valued 465 holiday and home parks in the last five years with a combined asset value of £1.85bn.
BSc (Hons) Geography - University of London
MSc Real Estate Appraisal - Reading University
MRICS - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RBS, Natwest, Clydesdale Bank, Barclays, HSBC
“It was a pleasure to work with Amy, who was easy to deal with at all times. The valuation became quite complicated as there was some confusion from the customer about which part of the land they owned, having sold off various plots over the years. Amy explained everything in a clear and helpful way, and the customers were very pleased with her approach. The final valuation report was clear and accurate and Amy was really helpful, nothing was too much trouble for her at all.”
“The Bank were satisfied with the report provided and Amy was found to be approachable and helpful. Following receipt of the initial draft report additional input was requested on certain areas. This was subsequently discussed with Amy and further detailed analysis was provided and incorporated within the final report. Timescales of the report were met and we found Amy knowledgeable of the sector and approachable to deal with.”
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.
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.
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.
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.