Matt joined the team in August 2023. He studied Real Estate at Nottingham Trent University with the addition of a 12-month placement at Tesco Property as part of his sandwich course. He enjoys fitness, boxing training and travelling. Matt has joined our graduate rotation programme, his first rotation is with the Retail & Leisure team based in Central London office.
Benjie joined the bf team on our Graduate Programme in 2016 then successfully passed his APC in May 2019. During our rotational training programme, he gained experience in all facets of the Business including Office & Industrial Agency, Valuations and Property Management.
He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and works within our Retail & Leisure Agency Team. Benjie was promoted to Senior Surveyor in 2021 then to Associate in 2022.
Vicki joined the bf team in 1998 to provide administrative support. Having worked across the Business, she has extensive knowledge of all Departments. Now working for the Retail + Leisure Agency Team, Vicki provides invaluable support ensuring the smooth running of all the administration for her team.
Russell joined the bf team in 1995, having spent the first 10 years of his career working for a Retail Property Specialist in London. Russell became a Partner of the firm in 2000 and has developed an impressive portfolio of national and international retail clients such as Footlocker, Guess and the TFG brands, assisting them with the acquisitions and disposals of their retail properties across the UK. He is well-known in the industry for his commitment and dedication to his retail clients.
Ollie joined bf in 2019 as a graduate having completed a degree in Business Management at Surrey University. When Ollie first joined the practise his time was split between our Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City office assisting the Retail, Office & Industrial agency teams.
Ollie is currently working with the Retail & Leisure team based in our Kings Langley office.
Neil joined the bf team in 2004, having previously worked as a shop agent for a busy regional agency in North West London. Working within our Retail + Leisure Agency Team, Neil’s dedication to our clients’ success is evident through the longstanding relationships he has developed.
His portfolio now includes: acting as Outsourced Development Manager for a national hotelier, acquisitions of sites for a national supermarket, as well as retail acquisitions and disposals for several longstanding landlord and developer clients.
Mark joined the bf team at the start of his career in 2002 and has established himself within the Business and Industry, becoming a Principal of the firm in 2015. Working within our Retail + Leisure Agency team, Mark provides strategic advice and guidance to multiple retailers and leisure operators on their property portfolios across the UK.
He is retained by a number of national operators in the acquisition of new stores and disposal of their surplus properties. Mark also holds a mandate from private high street landlords to acquire freehold vacant and investment properties and maximise the value of their assets.
Mark is a Consultant to bf and has been working with our Retail + Leisure Agency team since 2009. Prior to consulting for bf, Mark held several high profile positions in London based retail and property investment firms. Mark has over 25 years’ industry experience, specialising in lease advisory work.
His diligent approach has earnt him an extensive portfolio of clients that he has successfully assisted, making savings for their businesses across the UK.
Damian was formerly Head of Retail at JLL, he joined the bf team in 2017 as a Partner in our Retail + Leisure team. He is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked for some of the industry’s leading firms, bringing with him 30 years’ experience.
He has been involved in market leading instructions during the course of his career and at bf, has been responsible for developing our shopping centre leasing business.
His worth ethic, industry knowledge and extensive contacts has allowed Damian to expand our platform of both landlord and occupier clients, providing them with exemplary service to achieve the best results.
Anthony joined the bf team in the early stages of his career in 1998 and now heads up our Retail & Leisure Agency. Over the years, Anthony has developed an established client base of multi-national Retailers, Landlords and Developers who all benefit from his considerable market knowledge and diligent approach to their property matters. His clients include Warren James, Pret a Manger and Boots.
Instrumental in launching our London office in 2015, he continues to support the marketing and business development functions of the firm.
Ivan joined the Retail + Leisure Agency team at bf in 1995, having started his career at one of the oldest surveying firms in London. Over the past 30 years Ivan has established an excellent reputation for his lease advisory work. His dedication to achieving the best results for his clients is renowned and has resulted in him securing a solid client list ranging from single store occupiers to multi-national retailers across the UK.
James joined bf in 1996 and became a Partner in 2004. He has over 35 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor working both client-side in Estates Departments for two companies dealing with premises throughout the UK and also on the Agency side based in the West End for Grimley JR Eve.
He is also an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. James’ established network of contacts and market knowledge has secured many long term occupier, developer and investment clients for the firm.