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.

Sarah has had a wide ranging career to date, she has worked in both large companies in Central London to small to medium sized practices in South Hertfordshire.

Mainly working for Surveying practices, she has also worked for two Architectural firms where she enjoyed designing extensions and refits of residential and retail properties and also a couple of schools. Sarah’s first workplace at a specialist party wall firm in London in the mid 90’s has meant that this discipline has remained part of her career and she has been specialising in this area for several years prior to joining bf. She was involved in the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium, which involved the use of inspections from many cherry pickers and also a party wall project which involved an inspection of part of London Underground’s Central Line at 3am – experiencing the highs and lows of surveying.

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

 

Experience

– Party Wall and Neighbourly matters > Working for The Crown Estate on a project close to Trafalgar Square as building owner’s surveyor. Roof alteration and extension and scaffolding and crane licences.

– Survey work > Surveys of residential properties in London and Home Counties.

– Project Management>Residential refit of house in Hitchin, £200,000 + and re-roofing works for flats in Harpenden £500,000 and refit of fire damaged property in Chesham.

– Architectural services  > Refit and extension of school in Rickmansworth, Extensions to Sainsbury’s supermarkets, domestic extensions and new build projects.

 

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

Professional experience, skills and areas of expertise

Andrew is a member of the Valuation & Professional team at Brasier Freeth and is based at our Kings Langley office. He has a large caseload of lease advisory instructions for landlord and tenant clients and also carries out valuations for loan security and other purposes. He takes pride in the fact that he is a fair person and will always treat others with respect. He also never misses a deadline.

He has an established track record of achieving successful outcomes for landlord and tenant clients in relation to rent reviews, lease renewals and other professional instructions. His experience encompasses client-side roles at Sally Salon Services, First Quench Retailing and City Plumbing as well as working in private practice, notably including ten years at niche firm Day and Bell where he was part of an asset management team responsible for over 3,000 retail, office, industrial and residential properties mainly in the Home Counties but also as far afield as the Midlands, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Clients and professional accomplishments 

Andrew has carried out valuations for a range of well known clients including Nat West, HSBC, Handelsbanken and Virgin Money as well as Hertfordshire County Council and Look Ahead, a charitable organisation that delivers mental health, learning disabilities, homelessness and young people services. In relation to lease advisory instructions he has negotiated lease renewals on behalf of Esquire Retail Limited and Howden Insurance as well as lease advisory instructions for numerous other clients, both large and small.

Andrew contributed to a very successful acquisitions programme at City Plumbing, helping to secure 9 new branches in the South East in the first year in a very competitive market. While at First Quench Retailing he was responsible for over 400 branches which included over 80 rent reviews and lease renewals per year.

Outside of work 

Andrew lives in Letchworth Garden City and has four children ranging in ages from 22 to 13. He is a long-suffering Charlton Athletic supporter and goes to home matches at The Valley whenever he can. After something of a break he now has the running bug again and can frequently be seen on the pavements of Letchworth or alongside the Grand Union Canal at Kings Langley during weekday lunchtimes.

 

 

 

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.

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.