Estates Gazette Awards 2015 :: Judges
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Damian Wild
Editor, Estates Gazette
Chairman of Judging Panel
Damian Wild became editor of Estates Gazette in September 2009. Before joining, he was group editor in chief of Incisive Media’s business and finance titles, including Accountancy Age and Financial Director, as well as a number of related websites. Prior to that, he spent five years as editor of Accountancy Age. During his time with the group, the titles won several awards for their in...more
Sebastian Abigail
Co-founder
Sociable Surveyors
Sebastian Abigail is a Leasing Surveyor at Knight Frank based in Central London.  Sebastian specialises in advising corporate, professional and property companies on their office disposals.     Prior to joining Knight Frank, Sebastian Co-Founded Sociable Surveyors in 2011, whilst at university. The scheme is now the only established all-expenses paid, global internship...more
Rosamund Allen
Senior Surveyor
Soho House
Roz Allen has recently established herself as the Senior QS for Soho House & Co prior to which she was Commercial Manager with Mace.  The new client side role draws on her experiences from the world of contracting as well as her strengths in client relationship management from working on large CM schemes.  SH&Co is a fast growing owner & operator in the leisure sector c...more
Rob Amey
Retail Partner
Hartnell Taylor Cook
Rob is a Partner of Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP and an integral part of the retail and leisure team. For the last 29 years Rob has covered all aspects of the sector’s agency, development, mixed use development and investment throughout the UK.  A member of the RICS and BCSC, he has a wide and varied experience in advising financial institutions, property companies and other landlords...more
Ross Bailey
CEO & Founder
Appear Here
Ross Bailey is the CEO & Founder of Appear Here, the leading online marketplace for short-term retail space. Based on the concept that renting commercial property should be as easy as booking a hotel room, Appear Here’s mission is to make retail space accessible to everyone. Hailed one of ‘the most disruptive companies of 2014’, by The Financial Times and chosen as one ...more
Ciaran Bird
UK Managing Director
CBRE
Ciaran was appointed UK Managing Director in January 2013 and has responsibility for the management and growth of the UK business, whilst also continuing to advise his key domestic and international occupier and investor clients on their property strategy, both within the UK and Europe.  Ciaran also sits on the EMEA Board.
Tom Bloxham
Chairman and Co-Founder
Urban Splash
The least qualified board member. Tom sold fire extinguishers door to door, studied a degree in politics, and ran a market stall down Affleck's Arcade. He made more money sub-letting the space than selling his posters. That's how it started.    As well as steering Urban Splash through the many ups and recent downs of business, Tom chairs the Manchester International...more
Joe Borrett
Head of Real Estate & Construction (EMEA)
Google
Joe Borrett was named by the EG as the 9th most influential person in UK property.  His background for the last 16 years has been in the TMT sector.  He started his career as a member of the international roll out team for COLT Telecom following the deregulation of the European telecoms markets. This took him to many cities and placed him at the heart of many large scale projects. ...more
Rob Bould
Chief Executive
Bilfinger GVA
Rob Bould is Chief Executive of Bilfinger GVA and has been with the practice since 1976.    He has a detailed understanding of the commercial property investment market and a wide range of experience including advising institutional and property company investors on the acquisition and disposal of investment property, development consultancy and disposing of public sector assets.&n...more
Andy Bruce
Partner, Head of London Real Estate
Linklaters
Andy is the head of Linklaters’ UK Real Estate practice and has over 20 years experience in commercial real estate.    He advises international property companies, investors, developers and funders in relation to all types of commercial real estate in the UK and Continental Europe.    Over the last year he has advised Abu Dhabi Financial Group on the...more
John Burbage
Founder
Burbage Realty
John Burbage is acknowledged nationally as the leading industrial agent.  He chose to focus on this sector when others considered it without glamour or particular merit.  His knowledge and experience give him an impressive edge.     John started his career in private practice with Wilson & Partners and the subsequently merged Connell Wilson and Lambert Smith H...more
Manish Chande
Senior Partner
Clearbell Capital
Manish is a partner of Clearbell Capital LLP and has over 30 years of real estate experience and he is involved in all aspects of the business. Manish is Chairman of the Investment Committee.    Manish co-founded Mountgrange Investment Management in 2007 and was the CEO of Mountgrange Capital, a private property investment and development group from 2002. He was previously ...more
Roger Clarke
Managing Director
Stifel
Roger joined Stifel in November 2011.  He has 17 years’ experience in corporate finance, advising on international M&A and capital raising transactions with a cumulative value in excess of £47 billion. Roger qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1998 before undertaking a two year secondment to the Takeover Panel.  He then joined Dresdner Kleinw...more
David Coffer
Chairman
The Coffer Group
David’s career started at the age of 16 when he started work at Druce & Co in Hampstead dealing with residential property.  At the age of 19 he moved into the commercial property market with DeGroot Collis.  There, he met Lewis Davis and at 24, they both formed Davis & Coffer and together with David Dutton, began to build the Pizzaland chain.     Dav...more
Clem Constantine
Global Real Estate Leader
Clem Consulting
Clem trained as a Chartered Accountant at Stoy Hayward, joining Debenhams in 1989, as a Financial Analyst. He was appointed to his first finance directorship in 1993, for the IS brand of the Burton Group plc, and moved through several other finance directorships with variable responsibilities including systems and retail until he was made Group Property and Retail Planning Director, for the ...more
Matt Crompton
Joint Managing Director
Muse Developments
Matt is joint managing director of Muse Developments the national regeneration and development specialist. With circa 40 projects across the country (from Scotland to the South West) Muse’s development pipeline extends beyond 15 years with an end value over £2 billion. The Company’s 20m sq. ft portfolio is evenly spread across residential, office, retail/leisure and industr...more
Alan Dornford
Managing Director - Real Estate
Capita
Alan has more than 25 years property consultancy experience in the UK and internationally in the public, private and third sectors.   He provides relationship management and board level leadership of solution development and real estate strategy to key clients. He is responsible for the evolution of our service offer to make sure we are best able to support our clients through c...more
Alistair Elliott
Senior Partner & Group Chairman
Knight Frank
Alistair Elliott, 53, is Knight Frank’s Senior Partner and Group Chairman and commenced his new role in April 2013. Elliott started on the graduate scheme at Knight Frank in 1983 when he graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic, and was made a Salaried Partner in 1989, Proprietary Partner in 1995 and was then head of Commercial at Knight Frank 2006-2013. As Senior Partner he now chairs th...more
Robert Fowlds
Head of UK Real Estate Corporate Finance
J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Robert is Head of UK Real Estate Corporate Finance at J.P. Morgan Cazenove, having joined the Real Estate team at J.P. Morgan Cazenove in 2006. Previously he was an equity analyst at Merrill Lynch where he was MD & joint head of the real estate research team (voted #1 for 11 years). His career as an analyst spanned c 20 years mainly at Merrill Lynch and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. His fir...more
Guy Grainger
Chief Executive, UK
JLL
Guy is Chief Executive of the UK business at JLL specialising in real estate services and investment management across the office, retail, residential and industrial sectors.  With over 2,000 employees based in 24 offices throughout the UK, JLL provide National property expertise on all aspects of commercial and residential property. Guy joined JLL in September 2008 following the merger...more
Gary Hersham
Founding Director
Beauchamp Estates
A true property specialist, Gary Hersham founded Beauchamp Estates in 1979. His passion, expertise and exceptional client base has helped Beauchamp Estates evolve into a leading multinational property firm: selling, acquiring, investing, renting and letting exclusive residential and commercial property on behalf of private individuals, landlords, investors, family trusts, developers and corp...more
Tony Horrell
Chief Executive - UK & Ireland
Colliers International
Tony Horrell is an experienced real estate industry veteran who has a strong track record of growing businesses and a passionate commitment to providing clients with exceptional service. As Chief Executive Officer, UK and Ireland, for Colliers International, Tony is responsible for the direction and expansion of the UK and Irish businesses. Colliers International is the world’s third l...more
Charlie Howard
Managing Director, UK
Logicor
Charlie Howard joined Logicor in October 2013 and is Managing Director, UK. His responsibilities include the management and operation of Logicor’s platform in the UK totalling 21 million square feet across 68 properties. Prior to joining Logicor, Mr Howard worked at Anglesea Capital where he assisted Blackstone in establishing their presence in the UK logistics property market. Having ...more
Dominik Jackson
Founding Partner
Jackson & Jackson Developments
Dominik is the joint Founder of Jackson & Jackson Developments, an East Midlands based developer of considerable residential and commercial schemes. Described by Estates Gazette in 2015 as 'One of the UK’s most promising future developers'. Landmark buildings include the 152,000 ft2 Gateway Student Accommodation - one of the largest buildings in Lincolnshire.  &nbs...more
Alex Jeffrey
Chief Executive
M&G Real Estate
Alex has been Chief Executive of M&G Real Estate (formerly PRUPIM) since July 2012 and is also a Director of its parent company M&G Investments, the investment arm of Prudential Plc. M&G Real Estate is the real estate fund management business of M&G, with approximately £18bn under management invested in a broad spread of properties across Europe, North America and the A...more
Anne Kavanagh
Global Head of Asset Management and Transactions
AXA Real Estate
Anne Kavanagh is the Global Head of Asset Management and Transactions at AXA Real Estate who manage over €57 billion of assets. In this role, Anne is responsible for AXA Real Estate’s activities in asset management including transactions and development and is also a member of the Management Board and Investment Committee. Prior to joining AXA Real Estate Anne was Managing Directo...more
Eric Kuhne
Founder
CivicArts
Eric Kuhne is an architect who believes that ‘trade is what breathes life into our cities’. It matters not if it is a farmer’s market, a shopping arcade, or the simple point of delivery for services or experiences, for they are all ‘Marketplaces of Ideas’.   Having studied Art & Architecture at Rice and Princeton, Eric founded CivicArts/ Eric R....more
Melanie Leech
Chief Executive
British Property Federation
Melanie joined the British Property Federation as Chief Executive in January 2015, following nine years as Director General of the Food and Drink Federation.    Melanie began her working life as a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service.  She joined the civil service (HM Customs) in 1988 and subsequently held senior roles in the Department for Culture, Medi...more
Victoria Lockhart
Wellbeing & Sustainability Specialist
Arup Associates
Vicki Lockhart is a wellbeing and sustainability specialist at Arup Associates, the architectural division of Arup. As a Provisional WELL AP, LEED AP and BREEAM AP, she unites expertise in green building practices with the latest insights from the medical community as to how the built environment can be optimised for improved human health outcomes. She is keen to promote net-positive sustain...more
Neil Mackilligan
Senior Partner
Allsop
Neil joined Allsop in April 1983 as a senior surveyor in the Commercial Auction Department, where he remains to this day. He became an Equity Partner in January 1989, since which time he has jointly run the Commercial Auction Department with Patrick Kerr.   Neil was appointed Senior Partner in May 2006 having previously been Managing Partner of the Commercial Division. In additi...more
David Mann
Partner
Tuffin Ferraby Taylor
David is a Chartered Building Surveyor, a Partner at Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, one of the largest independent Property & Construction Consultancies in the UK http://www.tftconsultants.com/    He specialises in Technical Due Diligence and Project Monitoring of commercial buildings for clients including Legal & General, Oxford Properties, Knight Frank Investors, The Crow...more
Will Mooney
Partner, Commercial
Carter Jonas
Will Mooney is a currently an Equity Partner at Carter Jonas, based in Cambridge. He joined the firm in May 2011 when the specialist commercial property firm he co-owned ‘Jeffersons Commercial’ merged with Carter Jonas.    Will has over 29 years’ experience of the agency, investment, acquisition and development markets in the eastern and south eastern regi...more
Ezra Nahome
Chief Executive
Lambert Smith Hampton
Ezra is CEO of Lambert Smith Hampton and a leading investment agent.  He has over 25 years’ experience of advising some of the UK’s most successful organisations, including the BBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS and Nationwide.   Ezra is the driving force behind some of the UK’s highest profile projects.  In the past couple of years, Ezra has advised on o...more
Richard Owen
Managing Director
Deloitte Real Estate
Richard Owen is a partner in the Development Advisory team at Deloitte Real Estate, where he specialises in advising on land assembly, development agreements, viability and disposal matters for public authorities and developers.  Current development projects include the Whitgift Centre redevelopment in Croydon and the redevelopment of Southall Gasworks, both of which were subject of CPO...more
Roy Partington
Underwriting Director
Conveyancing Risk Solutions
Roy Partington is the Underwriting Director at Conveyancing Risk Solutions (‘CRS’), a specialist legal indemnity and defective title insurance underwriting agency with capacity provided by ERGO Versicherung AG (UK Branch), part of the Munich Re Group. Roy has more than 25 years’ experience in the legal indemnity and environmental insurance sector and his accolades include w...more
David Partridge
Managing Partner
Argent
David joined Argent in 1990, he was appointed Joint Chief Executive in 2006 and Managing Partner of the new Argent LLP in 2012 and is Joint CEO of the new Argent Related Partnership. He has overall responsibility for all Argent business, including structuring and establishing financial and management programmes. He oversees the sourcing, master planning, building design, financing and legal ...more
Alex Price
Chief Executive
Palmer Capital
Alex Price is the CEO at Palmer Capital, having been with the firm since 2003. He has helped manage its growth to the current business operating in UK, Continental Europe and Hong Kong. The company is an owner managed, value add focused, Real Estate Investment Manager, with c £700m AUM. In the UK it also owns stakes in the most active regional property companies, which source and execu...more
Mark Ridley
Chief Executive
Savills UK
Joined Savills in 1996 to establish the Savills Manchester office.  Prior to this he was a partner at Weatherall & Smith where he ran the West End Agency Team before moving to Manchester in 1994 to take up the appointment as Head of the Manchester office.  During the 1980’s Mark gained extensive experience in both the City and West End Agency and Development markets as we...more
Mark Rigby
Chief Executive
CVS
Mark Rigby is Chief Executive of business rates specialists, CVS.  He was appointed to the role in October 2010 to support the development of the business and its national expansion strategy.     Mark has more than 25 years’ experience in the commercial property industry with expertise in managing the delivery of professional property services. Since appointment ...more
Jonathan Rose
Managing Director
William Pears Group
Married with three children. Started my career at Allsop & Co in 1994. Joined Wolfe Properties (Manny Davidson’s private property company) in 1996 responsible for building an investment portfolio of approximately £300m in value until 2001.   I was involved in the buy-back of ASDA Property Holdings in 2001 from the London Stock Exchange in a Joint Venture ...more
John Slade
Chief Executive
BNP Paribas Real Estate
John joined BNP Paribas Real Estate as UK Chief Executive in June 2012.    Prior to BNP Paribas Real Estate, John was Chief Executive of Accrue Capital. He was previously joint Chairman of Capital Markets and Managing Director of International Investment at DTZ and Executive Head of CBRE’s City business.     Throughout his career John has been a mark...more
Elliott Sparsis
Portfolio Manager
Blackstone
Elliott Sparsis is a Portfolio Manager for Blackstone based in London. Elliott is responsible for the asset management and office leasing of various major developments across Central London and Luxembourg.   Prior to joining Blackstone, Elliott Co-Founded Sociable Surveyors in 2011, whilst at university. The scheme is now the only established all-expenses paid, global internship...more
John Strachan BSc FRICS
Partner - Global Head of Retail
Cushman & Wakefield
John joined Healey & Baker in 1972  and became a Partner in 1981. From 1996 he was head of the firm’s UK and Continental European retail business.  In 2005, he was appointed Global Head of Retail for Cushman & Wakefield .   John is a member of the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) and  was President of BCSC in 2006 and chaired its conference...more
Dan Van Gelder
Founding Director
Exemplar
Daniel is co-founder of Exemplar, one of London’s most active property developers and winners of the Estates Gazette “Office Property Company of the Year 2014-5”. Exemplar is currently building over 1.7 million sq ft in some of the City’s most prestigious locations including at Regent Street, Regent Street, Spitafields and Fitzroy Place, the redevelopment of the forme...more
Jean-Marc Vandevivere
Head of Residential
British Land
Jean-Marc joined British Land in June 2009 as Head of Strategy and took responsibility for Residential in September 2011. Jean-Marc sits on the Executive Committee of British Land.    Before joining British Land he was Principal Investor at Horsley Bridge Partners, a Private Equity Fund of Fund investing in Venture Capital and Private Equity. Prior to this, Jean-Marc spent ...more
Colin WIlson
Head of UK & Ireland
Cushman & Wakefield
Colin joined DTZ in 1996 and became a Director in the West End Investment team in 1998. He has been active in the Central London investment market since 1988, covering investment and development agency and asset management. He ran the Central London investment team from 2002 to 2012 and was National Co-ordinator for Investment Agency for the UK business between 2004 and 2009. He was on the U...more
John Woodman
Senior Partner
Malcolm Hollis
John Woodman is the Senior Partner at commercial building consultancy Malcolm Hollis.    John specialises in landlord and tenant work and has worked exclusively in the fields of dilapidations and service charges for the last 20 years.  John is a member of the RICS approved list of dilapidations experts and one of twelve accredited by them for acting as an independent e...more
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