Elliot joined the bf team in December 2023 as an Associate in our Office & Industry Agency team, he previously spent 5 years working at Cushman’s gaining experience in agency and valuation. Elliot is a Chartered Surveyor and studied Real Estate at the University of Reading. Outside of work, Elliot is a keen goalkeeper and enjoys travelling and walking his dog in the Hertfordshire countryside.

Andrew is a chartered surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in the investment agency sector. He started off his professional life in general practice at Glennys before moving on to advising investors, firstly at Slade & Co and then as a Partner at niche investment agency Hoddell Stotesbury Morgan. Andrew works in national investment providing clients with strategic advice on sales and acquisitions across all the main property sectors, including office, industrial, retail, leisure and alternative.

He has acted for a variety of pension funds, property companies and family offices with clients he has advised including NFUM, CBRE IM, CCLA, LaSalle, Credit Suisse, Abrdn, Threadneedle, Milton Group, Martin’s Properties, Clipstone, Longmead Capital and Structadene.

Andrew is a member of the RICS, the IPF and the 100 Property Club.

Outside of work he is kept busy by his teenage daughters but when time permits enjoys, golf, tennis, cycling, and winter sports.

 

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 was with the Retail & Leisure team based in Central London office. In March 2024 he moved across to the Professional & Valuation team.

Sara joined the bf team in July 2023 having completed her degree in Real Estate at the University of Reading.  She joined our graduate rotation programme starting her first rotation in the Valuation & Professional services team. In March 2024 she moved across to the Office & Industrial agency team to start the next stage of her rotation.

 

Sarah is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience and has recently joined the Building Consultancy team at bf. She has worked in many different areas in London and Hertfordshire, including Architectural services, project management, surveys and rights to light, but has more recently specialised in party wall and neighbourly matters.

Sarah has wealth of experience in dealing with numerous different clients including Tesco, Land Securities and Grosvenor Estates.

Daniel joined us in February 2023, he is an experienced General Practice Surveyor and Registered Valuer.

Andrew has been a Chartered Surveyor for over 20 years’ and has extensive commercial property experience in private practice as well as client-side estates surveyor roles at First Quench Retailing, Sally Salon Services and most recently City Plumbing.

He joined the firm in 2022 and is focussed on lease advisory and valuation instructions for a range of occupier and investment clients.

Winnie joined the bf team in 2019 as an Assistant Accountant, having prevously worked in the e-cigarette industry for 6 years as accountant. Part qualified ACCA.

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.

Trevor has spent over 35 years amassing an extensive knowledge of the commercial property market. Having joined the firm in 1990, he became a Partner just two years later and was instrumental in the merger of Freeth Melhuish and Brasier Harris to form Brasier Freeth in 2008. Trevor’s much-respected expertise has resulted in him securing many high profile occupier clients, private investors, institutional landlords and developers for our Office + Industrial Agency team.

Tim joined the bf team in 2012 as a Graduate Surveyor, having completed a Masters in Real Estate at Sheffield Hallam University. In May 2015 Tim passed his APC to become a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor. Since that time he has worked within our Office + Industrial Agency team, he was promoted to to Partner in April 2022.

With a now established network of contacts, Tim has considerable and rapidly expanding knowledge of the regional market, which he is able to impart to our clients.

Steve joined bf in 2017 and heads up our Valuation team. As a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer, Steve has spent the majority of the last 20 years working across Hertfordshire, north and east London establishing a solid reputation for his Valuation work on behalf of a number of high street banks and other lending institutions.

Steve has a wealth of experience accross the commercial property sectors with a particular specialism in the appraisal of development sites, representing a variety of private developers and housing associations. Steve also advises a number of Local Authorities in relation to the acquisition, disposal and review of their property assests.

Simon joined the firm in 1988 and became a Partner in 1990. Simon has been a Chartered Surveyor for over 45 years’ and has undertaken a variety of lease advisory and valuation work including commercial property valuations for banks, local authority land appraisals, development consultancy and rating work.

Simon is well-known within the Watford business community for his expertise and is regularly used as a sounding board for his honest, informed and considered advice.

Peter joined the bf team in 2000 and became a Partner in 2004. Peter worked for both of the firms that merged to form Brasier Freeth and was instrumental in initiating the merger. Over the past 30 years’ Peter has amassed an extensive knowledge of the regional commercial property market. His exceptional insight enables him to provide our clients with informed considered advice.

As Head of our Office & Industrial Agency, Peter advises occupiers, landlords, investors and developers on all aspects of commercial property in NW London and the Northern Home Counties.

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 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.

Lesley joined the bf Team in 2013, having spent 14 years working for a local Estate Agency. Whilst in her last position as Lettings Manager, she gained her qualification to become a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. At bf Lesley provides much-needed administrative support to our Valuation team and wider business.

Kerry joined the bf Team in 2013 as Office Manager and has since been promoted to the role of Director of HR and Administration. Prior to joining, Kerry spent over 15 years’ working in London for a diverse range of award-winning professional service firms. During this time she gained extensive office management experience and developed a broad skillset, perfect preparation for her current role overseeing the smooth-running of our multi-faceted Practice across four offices.

Formerly an Associate of bf, Katy is now working as a Consultant advising corporate, public sector and private clients on lease advisory and valuation matters. She is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer with over 10 years’ experience of working in both Private Practice and Local Government, Katy provides valuable assistance to our Lease Advisory and Valuation teams.

Julia joined the bf team in 1999 to provide administrative support to our Office + Industrial Agency and Valuation team. Before joining us, Julia worked in local government for 20 years. During her time with bf, Julia has seen the Practice grow considerably and she has amassed a broad knowledge of the firm.

Her busy role working across Departments involves managing the administration for both functions and ensuring all client enquiries receive a prompt response.

Graham joined the bf team in 2005, having spent 12 years working for a London-based Agency and 2 years locally in St Albans. He now has a further 15 years’ experience within our Office + Industrial Agency team. With a solid network of contacts and his finger on the local property pulse, he advises occupiers, landlords and developers on all aspects of commercial property in NW London and the Northern Home Counties.

Felix joined the bf team on our Graduate Programme and successfully passed his APC in February 2022. During his time with the firm he has gained experience in Commercial Agency, Landlord & Tenant and Valuation. As a newly qualified Chartered Surveyor, he is continuing his work in the Office & Industrial Agency Team. Felix was promoted to Associate in April 2023.

 

Ann joined the bf team in 2008, having spent 13 years gaining extensive experience as a Management Accountant for the BBC. CIMA qualified, Ann is the Group Accountant overseeing the internal finance systems and processes and also the Property Management finances, ensuring clients receive accurate and timely reports on the finances of their portfolios.

 

 

 

Claire joined the bf team in 2015 as a Partner within our Office + Industrial Agency Team. With over 25 years’ commercial property experience, Claire uses her extensive knowledge of the Hertfordshire market and network of contacts to identify new opportunities for her occupier, landlord, investor and developer clients. She also has experience of working client-side as the Leasing Manager at SEGRO (formerly Slough Estates).

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.

Jeremy joined bf in 1984 to set up the Professional Services Department and became a Partner in 1988. Jeremy is a Chartered Surveyor and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with over 35 years’ experience advising both corporate and private clients.

His Lease Advisory expertise is also recognised by our professional body, the RICS – he is on the President’s Panel of Independent Experts and Arbitrators, acting regularly as appointed Dispute Resolver on rent reviews.