Martyn is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in investment, development and corporate real estate. He has worked for some of the world’s leading commercial property consultancies in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
In late 2008, he identified a niche in the UK property market for a conflict-free advisor that could help mid-size corporates secure better value and flexibility from their commercial property. He also recognised the need for such advice to be rewarded in line with performance. In early 2009, he founded the Tenant Advisory Group (‘TAG’) which is one of the only commercial property consultancies in the UK that acts exclusively for corporate tenants. Martyn’s vision is for TAG to become a leading advocate for the financial and legal interests of corporate tenants.
John is a qualified Building Surveyor and has a vast amount of experience working for both corporate and public sector clients particularly in areas concerning dilapidations, condition surveys and general Landlord and Tenant issues. In addition, John has extensive experience in Health & Safety such as asbestos, fire safety, legionella and toxic mould. He also acts as an expert witness for legal cases.
He was chairman of the RICS working group for surveys of Commercial and Industrial Property and has recently completed new guidance on surveys and inspections of industrial and commercial properties and the new on-line guidance on behalf of RICS books. John has also assisted the Institution of Structural Engineers in reviewing their recent publication on surveys of buildings and associated structures.
Andrew trained as a Quantity Surveyor and has more than 25 years experience in the planned and responsive maintenance of buildings.
He has developed a unique one stop shop solution to carbon management, from the assessment of your building’s energy requirements through to the commissioning of the works on site, to allow organisations to save carbon and save money, without the need to find additional financial or human resources.
Andrew can provide a full range of solutions ranging from an initial assessment and costed feasibility study, through to the project management of the works on site, including how the work can be financed from within your existing revenue budgets.
Mike has been involved in the Telecommunications industry since BT was privatised in 1983.
He has extensive industry knowledge and experience in advising on all BT services and their major competitors. He can provide technical advice in areas such as business continuity as well as call centre, mobile & VoIP technologies.
Mike also provides due diligence support to relocation projects. This is due to the fact that the telephone exchange that supplies your new building could be a significant factor in determining the suitability of the location. For example, the availability of certain telephone services and bandwidth can vary significantly from one exchange to another. This is particularly relevant if your business is considering the use of ‘cloud computing’, for example. This is where Mike’s knowledge and experience can prove invaluable.
In addition to his due diligence capabilities, Mike can also project manage the telecommunications and business continuity aspects of your relocation project.
Damian commenced his commercial property career in 1987 at DTZ in Cardiff before qualifying with a degree in Urban Estate Management and moving to London in 1989 to work at Goddard & Smith in St.James’s.
Since then he has gained a reputation for advising occupiers throughout London and the South-East, with an emphasis on the West/South West London and M25 Office and Industrial property market.
As well as advising on the acquisition of Office and Industrial premises Damian has also advised Leisure occupier The Little Gym in the expansion of their children’s gymnastics operations in and around London.
Damian has vast experience and knowledge of the commercial property markets in the Thames Valley and South East region. His role at TAG is to help corporate clients source and acquire properties in these areas on the best commercial terms available.
Graham is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the commercial property sector. He started his career in central and local government before moving to private practice.
He has worked for some the UK’s best known firms of chartered surveyors as a Lease Advisory specialist eventually leading his own team at what is now known as BNP Paribas Real Estate.
As a recent addition to TAG’s professional team Graham’s focus is helping corporate tenants secure the best possible outcomes on rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears.
Graham Pack is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He spent 8 years as an Associate Director of a public property company, becoming actively involved in the buying and selling of £1.6 Billion of properties.
He is an expert in transactional due diligence and has negotiated complex contracts for the purchase and sale of large office buildings and shopping centres. He has established multiple service charge processes for the properties with which he has dealt.
In 1999 he was brought in by Mapeley Ltd as part of the property advisory team in the 20 year outsourcing contract of 15 million square feet of properties from HM Customs & Revenue. This contract has a Net Present Value of over £2 Billion. During the acquisition process and following the award of the contract, he dealt with the analysis of the service charges of over 250 properties with a service charge liability totalling £16 Million and recovered over £2 Million.
Graham has also been asked by Mapeley Ltd to deal with the service charges for offices that are occupied by Abbey National, as well as providing advice on service charges when Mapeley acquire other multi-let property investments.
In addition to Mapeley, other clients include Cattles plc, Nationwide Building Society, Norwich Union, Barclays Bank, Eversheds, Alliance & Leicester, Dun & Bradstreet and Cardinal Health in the reduction, administration and recovery of service charges. He is also often instructed by other firms of surveyors which include DTZ and CBRE.
Graham has been appointed to the RICS Presidents’ Panel of Independent Service Charge Experts and accepts appointments as an Independent Expert either through the RICS or directly by agreement with the landlord and tenant.
With over 25 years experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Construction Cost Consultant, Mike deals with the financial and management aspects of construction work, from cost planning fit-outs to project managing multi-million pound development.
Mike can advise on and control the cost of commercial building projects, from design through to completion. He acts as a project manager overseeing and managing contractors on site to ensure clients receive the scheme they expect within the timescales and budget they have planned for.
He measures schemes, compiles tender submissions and even runs projects for contractors from both small and large companies. Mike is a qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He is also able to act as an expert witness.
Mike is also qualified to undertake dilapidation and condition surveys. He can also help resolve issues relating to final accounts and disputes with employer’s agents.
Paul is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who has worked in the commercial property sector since 1992. He focuses on reducing companies’ property costs through business rates reviews.
Paul’s services are currently in great demand as business rates represent a significant proportion of a company’s fixed overheads particularly, in the retail environment.
Paul helps businesses to minimise their rates liability especially in the run up to rating revaluations or when the nature of their occupation changes.
Sarah is responsible for Business Rates administration. She has a forensic approach to her case work. Sarah has extensive administrative and reporting experience dealing with the various stages of rates appeals, corresponding with the Valuation Office and liaising with councils in relation to applications for reliefs.
Elizabeth Ekpo is a talented architectural designer. She creates space plans, 3D models and photo real images of office fit-outs and interior designs.
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Design and Technology from the University of Salford.