Chase & Partners specialise in all aspects of commercial property and provide a comprehensive range of services, tailored to match individual client requirements.
We advise retailers, businesses, institutions, Government and statutory bodies, local authorities, independents and private individuals.
Collectively we have over 100 years experience in commercial property activity throughout the UK, and as a result, are market leads in multiple specialist property disciplines. We are also RICS compliant and Registered valuers.
Professor Graham F. Chase Dip Est Man FRICS FCIArb C.Arb FRSA FInstCPD Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator and RICS Registered Valuer
Professor Graham F Chase is the Chairman of Chase and Partners LLP, Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Town Planners, based in central London. He is a Fellow & Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Chartered Arbitrator, Past President and current Chairman of the Association of Town & City Management, a Freeman of the City of London, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors, Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Past Chairman of the Covent Garden Area Trust, the Honorary Surveyor to the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and Chairman of the Commonwealth Housing Trust.
In his 44-year career he has advised the private sector on the letting and funding of retail and leisure schemes with a combined value of over £10billion, advised on the development of some 150 shopping centres, leisure centres, retail parks and other commercial property products and advised central Government and over 40 Local authorities on policy and other property based issues.
In the past 10 years he has advised on a wide cross section of property sectors in most areas of business and looks after a select cadre of retained clients in respect of their property portfolios and activities including retail, leisure, offices, industrial/logistics and residential land. He also sits as an arbitrator on a variety of property disputes, is an Independent Expert and appears as an Expert Witness in the High Court, Property Tribunals and Planning Public Inquiries.
He has produced an annual retail, leisure, and restaurant market report since 1983 covering both the in town and out of town sectors and this year, on 1st June 2020, Chase & Partners celebrates its 25th year of trading with a 25th edition of the Spring Report.
Keith Nelson - Consultant
Keith holds a degree in Urban Estate Surveying, is a Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Registered Valuer.
He has worked in the private property sector for over 30 years specializing in commercial property.
Keith commenced employment with J Trevor & Sons in London in 1984, before joining Clive Lewis & Partners, with responsibility for retail in London and the Southeast where became an Associate of the Practice. Following the merger between Clive Lewis & Partners and Edward Erdman in January 1993, he became a Director.
He was a founding Partner of a new commercial property practice, Chase & Partners, in June 1995. The company specializes in retail and leisure property advising on occupational and investment agency, development, consultancy and professional work.
Keith’s wide range of experience includes advising landlords, tenants, developers and local authorities on development, agency professional, valuation and investment matters relating to retail, leisure, office and industrial property.
Clients have included Asda, Sainsbury’s, Land Securities, H&M, Burford Group, AVIVA Investors, Aberdeen Standard, Centros, M&G Property, Odeon Cinemas Ltd, McDonald’s, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Dacorum Borough Council, Wokingham Borough Council, Vision Express and PwC.
Keith has advised on a number of leisure and town centre developments including: 02 Finchley Road, London NW3; Knights Park, Tunbridge Wells; Central Park, Falkirk; Chichester Gate, Chichester; Middlebrook, Bolton; Riverside Norwich; Palace Exchange, Enfield; Town Centre, Corby; Bligh's Meadow, Sevenoaks.
Huw Williams - Consultant
Huw Williams has nearly 40 years' experience in planning and development.
Having started his in professional career in local government, he joined Tesco in 1984 and was instrumental in the production of the Company’s new superstore development strategy for the UK. In 1989 he was recruited by Sainsbury’s as an ‘in house' planning advisor before being promoted to Head of Development Policy.
Since 2001, Huw has worked in planning and development consultancy - as a Director with Town Planning Consultancy/RPS, Cushman Wakefield, Chase & Partners and CgMs. In the summer of 2015, having re-located to the South West, he established his own independent consultancy, Brompton Planning Ltd. and was also invited to re-join Chase & Partners as a consultant specializing in planning and development matters.
He has advised retailers, developers and investors on a wide range of development projects – including proposals for new foodstores and retail warehousing as well as the extension of existing retail facilities. He has also advised a series of local planning authorities on retail development and planning policy matters. He has extensive experience in managing large (and sometimes controversial) planning applications for major retail, sport & leisure, mixed use and education schemes.
He holds a BA(Hons) Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic. He is also a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has chaired the British Property Federation’s Planning & Environment Committee. He was a founding member and director of the National Retail Planning Forum and has served on the British Retail Consortium’s Planning & Environment Task Force and as an External Examiner for the BA(Hons) Degree Course in Retail Management at Bournemouth University.
James Clark - Graduate Surveyor
James joined Chase and Partners in September 2016 following a work experience placement earlier in the year upon which he undertook an MSc in real estate development at Westminster University graduating in September 2017. He previously completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography at Loughborough University.
James works closely with Graham assisting on a wide range of instructions whilst working on his APC to become a Chartered Surveyor.
James has acquired a number of high street units for Helping Hands in the South East of the UK and London and over the last 2 years has acquired over 15 stores with the most recent acquisitions in Hertford and Ramsgate.
James have been involved with letting offices in the West End, negotiating CPO claims with HS2 and assisting on a number of valuations exercises including a former BHS unit in Cribbs Mall, Bristol and an industrial site in Willesden.
More recent instructions consist of undertaking rent reviews for commercial properties located in Mayfair on behalf of the Landlord, working with Local Authorities and helping advise them on town centre redevelopments such as Redhill and Westminster and assisting on Expert Witness instructions in relation to a lease renewals and determining 'Open Market Values'.
Kelly joined Chase & Partners in 2011 as a team secretary working for the in-town retail department.
Kelly has worked in the property sector since 2000, starting out as an office junior for a refurbishment contractor and then going on to work as a PA/Secretary for various company’s including BNP Paribas, Savills and CBRE.
Kelly looks after the organisation and administration of the office which includes insurances, subscriptions, accounts, invoicing payments, banking arrangements and personnel issues.
Sharon E Ellis FCCA
Sharon has an HND in Business and Administrative Studies and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Sharon commenced employment working for NPI Unit Trusts in 1979, before moving into the Lloyds Underwriting Market in 1982 where she became a Syndicate Accountant working with various Underwriting Agencies until 2007.
In 2007 Sharon opened her Limited Company – S. E. Ellis Consulting Limited – where Chase & Partners LLP was one of her first clients and she was their Consultant Accountant. In 2017 Sharon dissolved her Limited Company and became a Self-Employed Consultant Accountant under the names of S. E. Ellis Financial Services. Sharon remained the Consultant Accountant of Chase & Partners LLP where she completes a monthly review of their records, prepares a Quarterly Management Report and assists with the Annual Audit and preparation of the published Annual Report and Accounts.
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Ferguson Creative Consultancy
Since designing the Chase & Partners identity in 2003, Ferguson Creative has continued to manage and update our identity and communications. As part of this process Ferguson Creative has been responsible for the design of exhibitions, brochures, advertising, property marketing, website and our yearly Spring Retail Reports.
Ferguson Creative's extensive experience of working across multiple communication platforms and collateral, coupled with their in-depth knowledge of our business, has ensured a successful partnership for over 15 years.
Chase & Partners LLP
6 Maiden Lane
London WC2E 7NW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7462 1340
Fax: +44 (0)20 7580 0086