Sectors We Cover
- Rent review negotiation
- Lease renewal negotiation
- Portfolio budgeting
- Expert witness representation
- Rental value reports
- Renegotiation of leases
Head of Business Space Lease Advisory
London - West End
I am a Chartered Surveyor and a lease advisory specialist and lead the Business Space Lease Advisory team at Colliers. My team specialises in the industrial, logistics and offices market sectors. We advise investors and occupiers on rent reviews, lease renewals and lease renegotiations. My role is to achieve the best possible value and outcomes for clients in negotiations.
I've worked as a specialist in the lease advisory sector since leaving university in 1995 and I joined Colliers in 1998. I have advised clients on most types of properties across the UK and now specialise in the logistics and offices market sectors in London, East Midlands and the South East.
I advise both occupiers and investors in negotiations and I am regularly appointed as an Expert Witness in dispute resolution cases.
Chris has a BSc from Reading University and has been a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for some 40 years. Having started his career in London in 1979 he moved to Bristol in the mid-1980's and helped set up Lipfriend Dawson, a niche Bristol practice, in 1989. Lipfriend Dawson was acquired by Colliers in July 2005 and Chris is now a Director in the Business Space Lease Advisory team.
I have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Land Management and a Diploma in Arbitration from Reading University. I am a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Registered Valuer and a Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992 and have always worked within the private sector. I have a broad range of experience working for many years as a General Practice Chartered Surveyor dealing with professional work, valuations and agency. I have specialised in Commercial Lease Consultancy since 2004 acting for owners and occupiers on industrial/warehouse, office and retail property. I undertake rent reviews, lease renewals and regears on a daily basis. I also have extensive experience acting as Expert Witness at Arbitration/Independent Expert referrals.
Damian is a Director and head of the Business Space Lease Advisory team in the North. He has extensive experience in advising clients in the specialist fields of rent reviews, lease renewals and lease restructuring whilst also providing Expert Witness representation in Arbitration proceedings, Independent Expert Determinations and in Court on 1954 Act lease renewals. Damian specialises in the office and industrial/logistics section and has dealt with a number of large office buildings and big box logistic warehouses. His previous client's include high profile occupiers, property companies and institutional investors.