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ABOUT ME

As a specialist search agent and property consultant, I have unparalleled experience, contacts and depth of local knowledge

I have over 40 years of experience in the upper-end property market, having started my career with an estate agency in Surrey, where I worked for 6 years.

 

In 1987, I joined Strutt & Parker’s Lewes Office and then, in 1992, I became the youngest Associate Partner in the Firm, when I assumed responsibility for the Agency Department.  Working in a large multi-discipline office for a national firm of land and estate agents broadened my knowledge and introduced me to some of the finest properties in the region.  Over time, I established myself as an ‘agent of choice’, dealing almost exclusively with higher value country houses, farms and estates.

 

In 2008, I became an Equity Partner in the Firm and Head of Agency (South East), and subsequently Regional Chairman of the South East, with overall responsibility for Surrey, Sussex and Kent.  I was also a member of the Agency Board, Regional Executive Board and I represented my fellow Agency Partners on the Partnership Committee.

 

In 2017, Strutt & Parker was acquired by a French Bank.  A few years later, I decided to re-invent myself as a Search Agent and Independent Property Consultant, acting for those seeking a high value property.  Drawing on my years’ of experience, I’m able to provide advice on any property related matter.

 

Having very quickly reached the point where the volume of business was exceeding my expectation, Jeannie Pritchard joined to work alongside me.  As a qualified Chartered Surveyor with excellent local knowledge of Mid-Sussex, she is an enormous asset to the business, helping to source properties for our clients. 

 

During my career as an estate agent, I handled the sale and purchase of between 1,750 and 2,000 houses, farms and estates, with a particular focus on top-end country houses.  This has given me unrivalled knowledge of the region, its properties and also a vast network of contacts. 

 

Finally, from a personal perspective, I’m married to Kate.  We live in Waldron, a charming East Sussex village between Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.  We have two grown-up children.  Our daughter lives in London and our son in Perth, Western Australia.  As a sports fanatic, especially cricket, I’m a Member of MCC.  I'm also a Governor of my old School, Haileybury  My other interests include gardening, wine, walking our two dogs, travel, cars and my family……..although not necessarily in that order!