I commenced professional life at Prudential Portfolio Managers in the real estate department dealing with professional work, occupational property, investment and development. Since then I have worked for another investment manager and in private practice in a number of locations. For a number of years I acted as a tutor to the College of Estate Management, and then became a visiting lecturer at DeMontfort University, Leicester. I subsequently left DeMontfort and joined the team at the University of Westminster approximately five years ago. I still retain private practice and consultancy interests, give a number of external lecturers, and also act as a Chairman of Assessors for the RICS APC.
The first degree I hold is a first class honours one, at which time I also won the award for best dissertation, and for best overall student, my Masters in advanced commercial property law was received with commendation. I have also studied a wide range of science subjects at advanced level out of interest; I am a former Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. I have previously served on a Presidential Working Group of the RICS. I have also served on a Policy Panel of the RICS.
Shortlisted as a finalist in the Sustainable Development Research Network poster and abstract competition at the RSA September 2008 sponsored by the Policy Studies Institute, The Natural Environment Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Property Valuation, Development, and related Law and practice.
Research interests and published works centre on aspects of commercial property valuation, law, and the interface of these areas with the world we live in. In particular areas which mix property taxation and legal frameworks together, like Business Improvement Districts, and how property is valued and treated for accounting and other purposes, to include the Private Finance Initiative and Accounting Standards and Valuation Guidance.