Stuart joins Rapleys with 30 years experience in the property industry. He started his career with Strutt & Parker as a graduate surveyor and progressed quickly to achieve his Chartership in 1993 with Carter Jonas where he continued to advance his career for over 20 years.
At Carter Jonas, Stuart was promoted to Partner and Head of Residential Sales within the Cambridge office and he specialised in residential sales, valuation and marketing. As part of his role he was also involved in land appraisal, viability and acquisition advice for retained developer clients. Stuart is proficient in dealing with clients from a range of backgrounds including institutions, local authorities, developers, trusts and charities as well as private clients.
Stuart became a formal RICS valuer for lending, estate and tax planning and Inheritance Tax purposes. This role lead to a membership of the RICS’ Policy and PR Committee for the East of England and he held a prominent position within the organisation as a media spokesperson.
Stuart moved on to provide more specialised, direct services to limited companies in Executive Directorship roles. Within these companies he provides freelance advisory work covering his areas of expertise such as land appraisal, viability and promotion & development funding. Stuart is also experienced in the care home sector covering all property services.
At Rapleys, Stuart is head of the Cambridge office and coordinates a variety of services from there with a focus of development services, strategic land, town planning and building consultancy services.