Following a background working in the Stock Exchange, David started his property career in the City and London Docklands, dealing with office disposal and acquisition, at a time of unprecedented growth and excitement. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor whilst working for GVA Grimley in the City and then moved to Cardales at their West End office.
David’s strength lies in his belief that the successful surveyor requires far more than an understanding of the value of bricks and mortar, rent reviews and break clauses. What sets David apart from his peers is his ability to identify the property most suited to the needs of his clients.
After relocation to the West Country to join Alder King, David successfully established himself as one of the most dynamic and proactive Chartered Surveyors in the region. He has advised on residential, commercial and mixed use projects, representing property companies, housebuilders and private individuals as well as the public sector. Becoming a partner of Alder King in September 2002, David gained an expert knowledge in the planning system and in all aspects of development.
During his time at Alder King, David was appointed to co-ordinate some of the most complex brownfield and greenfield strategic sites. David quickly gained a reputation as a Chartered Surveyor with the skill and determination to deliver.
David can provide expert advice to support planning applications and has considerable experience negotiating planning agreements. David’s finely tuned technical expertise is complemented by his excellent and intimate knowledge of the South West property market together with his extensive and impressive network of local and regional contacts.
David has been a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for 17 years and is committed to his profession responding not only to the economic but also the ecological demands of the present and future. In particular, he takes a keen interest in sustainable living and the development of eco-friendly housing. David has also been invited to sit on the South West Design Review Panel, an organisation dedicated to creating excellence for better places and communities.