Olivia joined Rapleys in June 2021 as a Planner in the London office. Prior to joining Rapleys, Olivia worked at Charterhouse Strategic Land for over two years, and completed internships at Strutt and Parker and Haringey Council in the summer of 2018.

As a Planner, Olivia primarily assists in the preparation of planning documents for residential, office and retail schemes. She brings with her experience in Strategic Land promotion and applications as well as commercial astuteness when dealing with clients.

Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in City and Regional Planning from Oxford Brookes in 2018. She gained AssocRTPI membership in December 2020 and is working towards her MRTPI.

Emily joined Rapleys in July 2021. Emily is currently working as a Planner in the London office, with 18 months previous work experience in Town Planning.

Emily’s areas of expertise include submitting planning applications on behalf of team members and clients, preparing submission documents, and monitoring live applications, focusing mainly on the residential sector. Emily has worked on previous instructions for clients such as Marstons, Study Inn, and has recently worked on an appeal decision with the application gaining permission.

Emily can offer the client reassurance throughout the process of an instruction with regular correspondence and a friendly approach to assistance.

Mike joined Rapleys in January 2021 as a Surveyor in the Retail & Leisure Group. Prior to joining Rapleys, he worked at a boutique cross-sector agency in London, acting for a range of landlords, occupiers and developers to acquire and dispose of sites across all sectors.

In his role at Rapleys, Michael advises clients on both the disposal and acquisition of retail and leisure property. He currently acts for Majestic Wine, PureGym, Primark, Waitrose and Lidl.

Rick has over 14 years experience in the investment market, advising institutional investors on the purchase, sale and funding of UK commercial property.

Whilst the majority of his work is transactional, Rick also advises on asset management initiatives, analyses new opportunities for purchase, undertakes portfolio reviews and provides valuation and rental advice to his clients. He is primarily focused on the foodstore, out-of-town retail, automotive and hotel sectors.

Clients include: CBRE Global Investors, Aberdeen Standard, DTZ Investors, Aviva Investors, RAILPen, London Metric, Orchard Street and Threadneedle.

Rick originally joined Rapleys in 2010 and was made a Partner in 2015. Prior to joining Rapleys he worked for Montagu Evans where he spent 4 years in the out of town retail and leisure team. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2008.

Edward joined Rapleys in February 2020. He is a Senior Planner with experience in project managing developments; in particular retail, hotel and mixed-use schemes. Edward principally provides planning consultancy advice for the retail and commercial sector and works across multi-disciplinary teams of consultants through the preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications.

Edward’s role also involves undertaking planning appraisals, providing sequential (retail and leisure) and retail impact analysis, and providing strategic advice in bringing forward new development opportunities. Edward is currently working to deliver Lidl’s expansion programme across the UK, by providing effective strategic advice during site acquisition and development planning stages.

Marcus joined Rapleys in August 2019 as a surveyor in the Corporate & Investor Management department.

Prior to Rapleys, Marcus worked for NHS Property Services in the Asset Management department, managing a portfolio of health centres and surgeries in northwest London. Alongside handling day to day management issues, Marcus also was involved in development projects and leasing initiatives geared to optimising the substantial NHS Property portfolio.  Marcus’ career started at Savills, where he worked in the Capital Allowances team providing tax advice on a range of property asset classes to high net worth individuals and institutional investors such as Legal & General.

As a result of dealing with a variety of property across the UK, Marcus has established good contacts with occupiers and landlords and his highly forensic approach will help  clients unlock maximum benefit from their portfolio.

Will joined Rapleys in 2018 as a partner in the Affordable Housing/Viability team. He joined from GL Hearn where he worked for over 8 years in the Affordable Housing and Viability team.

Will specialises in providing development valuation advice for residential and mixed-use sites, with a particular emphasis on the valuation of affordable housing and development viability. He has provided valuation advice to many large developing Registered Providers including Clarion, L&Q, TVHA and Home Group.

He also acts on behalf of private developers in connection with viability negotiations with local authorities in order to assess the appropriate level of affordable housing. Following completion of s.106 agreements, Will acts in an agency role for developers to secure a Registered Provider. He also provides agency advice to Registered Providers for acquisition purposes.

Will is able to offer clients strategic valuation advice in connection with the redevelopment of their sites, including appropriate affordable housing strategies in order to maximise both land and resale values.


Adam has 25 years experience representing landlord institutional clients, property companies and high net worth individuals by delivering both property management and asset management strategies on assets across all real estate markets. This includes office, retail, industrial, leisure and residential. Prior to joining Rapleys, Adam gained extensive experience with Fletcher King, NB Real Estate and M J Mapp.

During the last 10 years, Adam focused on building strong and motivated property and asset management teams whilst delivering exceptional service levels. More recently, Adam’s sole focus has been to deliver asset management initiatives, working closely with Shaftesbury PLC, Barings Real Estate Advisers, CBRE Global Investors, TH Real Estate, CW+ and high net worth individuals, successfully identifying and executing numerous “added value” opportunities.

Adam thrives on formulating and implementing asset management strategies, which maximise clients’ income and minimise clients’ liabilities, in turn enhancing asset performance.

Adam heads up the Property & Asset Management team, predominantly based in Rapleys London office, and is focused on identifying and executing “added value” opportunities for existing clients, whilst providing senior resource to generate and support growth of our client base.

Charles joined Rapleys in January 2018 having come from a national firm focusing on the sale and acquisitions of land throughout the UK.

During his previous role Charles has had experience in strategic land searches, disposals, acquisitions, development appraisals and site searching.

Jason Mound leads the Land Development Project Management service offering having started with Rapleys in July 2018. Jason previously worked with national regeneration specialist St Modwen Properties plc and since led Atkins Land Development consultancy, also having worked previously in design and build contracting.

Jason offers clients land development management services through the full spectrum of development including due diligence, acquisition, planning, delivery and estate management phases helping optimise land assets. Jason’s key experience is in infrastructure planning and delivery, managing multi-disciplinary design teams and helping clients to de-risk their land assets, thus enabling land for development whether through sale of serviced land parcels or joint ventures with housing partners.

This service, coupled with Rapleys strategic land and planning consultancy, offers clients a unique insight in bringing forward land for development. Jason is currently supporting master developers and land owners on strategic land developments across the UK including Millbrook Park in Mill Hill and Canford Park in Poole.

Following graduation from Nottingham Trent University, Adam returned to Barker Storey Matthews for a year working in the agency team across all sectors. Adam moved to London in 2014 to join ES-Group, who was later acquired by Lambert Smith Hampton working within the valuation consultancy team, concentrating predominantly on south east of England residential led developments. In 2015, Adam qualified MRICS and later in the year joined GVA to work in the Industrial Agency team dealing with warehouse/industrial property within Greater London and the south east of England.

In 2018, Adam joined Rapleys’ to join the Business Space Agency team dealing with warehouse/industrial and office property throughout the UK.

The department specialises in acquisition and disposal programmes on behalf of multiple occupiers such as Lok’nStore Group plc, Johnston Press plc and Siemens plc amongst others. Business space agency is also active in the development sector and has completed several industrial, trade counter and mixed use schemes in the south east of England.


Tom Joined Rapleys as the Finance Director in April 2018 and has overall responsibility for Finance, HR, Marketing and IT.

Tom worked for Knight Frank for the commercial division for 10 years gaining an understanding of the property industry and prior to that spent 8 years with large blue chip organisations (Apple, Unilever and Proctor & Gamble) in a variety of finance roles.

Kayleigh is an experienced marketer who manages all corporate and property marketing across Rapleys covering strategic planning, branding, digital marketing, PR, events and communications.

With sales and marketing experience gained across multiple industries Kayleigh is adept at reading the market and adjusting strategies to engage the audience.  Strong experience in all aspects of digital marketing, from website management to social media strategy, is what Kayleigh will draw on for business development.

Delivering marketing campaigns implemented across the full marketing mix Kayleigh aims to expand Rapleys’ reach, target new clients and enhance communication and engagement with existing clients.


Natasha joined Rapleys in November 2017 and is the lead contact for neighbourly matters services in London. She specialises in Daylight and Sunlight, and legal Rights of Light.

Natasha previously worked as a Rights of  Light Surveyor and Expert Witness, and has a particular interest in these services.

Her main focus is maximising the development potential of sites whilst providing efficient and client based service.  Natasha has a strong background in compulsory purchase and s.203 Housing and Planning Act 2016 with council related schemes. She also has experience in managing large scale developments and schemes with a large number of potentially affected neighbours.

Natasha also has a further strong focus on protecting rights of neighbours affected by proposed developments.


Henry joined Rapleys in November 2016 and works in the town planning team. He assists the team with policy and site research in both residential and retail sectors.

He provides guidance to clients who are preparing proposals for pre-application submissions, as well as those who are seeking to promote land within emerging policy for housing. To this end he frequently deals with local authorities in order to facilitate these aspirations.

Henry graduated with a Masters in Spatial Planning from UCL in 2019. He gained his MRTPI in 2020.


Steve joined Rapleys in 2017 as a partner and heads up the strategic land division. He joined from Avant Homes where he held the position of Head of Strategic Land for the Midlands and Yorkshire Region. He has also previously worked for national house builders and affordable housing providers in a strategic land and development capacity. Steve’s experience further extends to the executive team of the North Northants Development Company (regional Government Agency), where he focused on delivering capital projects and assisting developers in realising housing sites constrained by infrastructure requirements. Thus, he has valuable experience of both the private and public sector sides of the fence.

Steve’s expertises lie in strategic site identification and acquisition via option, followed by the project management of sites through the development process to planning. Steve negotiates directly with landowners, gaining their trust and in return receiving favourable terms on deals for his clients. In his last year with Avant he secured strategic sites for 1,500 new homes ranging from two 100 unit sites in the Leeds suburbs now allocated for housing in the City Part 2 site allocations Local Plan, to a site for 600 units in Nottinghamshire where a 3.3 years supply of housing land meant that an early planning application was prepared. As part of the promotion process, he has worked with Neighbourhood Plan Teams and community groups to bring value from land controlled by developers.

Steve can offer clients strategic land advice on controlled sites as well as assistance in identifying and securing new opportunities in their preferred locations, followed by project management of acquired sites. Steve has experience of putting together technical promotion teams, managing budgets and minimising development spend via careful cost management, infrastructure viability and S106 negotiation.

Archie joined Rapleys Affordable Housing & Viability team in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2021. Previously he worked at Tuckerman Commercial for 3 years, qualifying as a general practice surveyor before moving to F3Group in 2015 to focus on residential development.

Archie specialises in providing development valuation advice for residential and mixed use sites, with a focus on affordable housing and development viability. He has been involved with residential projects across southern England, including sites in Croydon, Slough and Bristol.

Archie is able to offer clients strategic valuation advice in connection with the redevelopment of their sites, including appropriate affordable housing strategies in order to maximise both land and resale values.

Duncan has nearly 30 years planning and development experience, most recently in relation to mixed use, residential, leisure, education and Brownfield urban regeneration development.

He has successfully obtained planning permission by negotiations and on appeal for a wide variety of commercial clients. He regularly gives evidence as a professional witness and has successfully undertaken numerous informal hearings and written appeals.

He has considerable experience of managing project teams including instruction Counsel and advising clients on appointment of consultants such as those with highways, conservation/ecological and listed buildings expertise. Many of the large projects have included EIA.


Wakako is a senior associate in Rapleys’ town planning team and has advised on a wide range of planning projects involving commercial, leisure, retail, residential and mixed use commercial developments. Her experience includes project management and co-ordination of multi-disciplinary teams in a number of planning applications and appeals, as well as providing advice on the policy formulation process in protecting and promoting clients’ interests.

She has represented clients at appeal hearings and assisted the expert planning witness in giving evidence at a major Inquiry, as well as providing assistance in support of various large scale mixed use regeneration schemes. She has also negotiated with various agencies and stakeholders through a number of complex planning applications.

Wakako has also represented clients at Local Plan examination hearings.

Wakako joined Rapleys in 2006 as a graduate planner, and was promoted to senior associate in 2015.


Steven heads up the business space team and has wide-ranging commercial property experience. He has professionally represented a range of institutional landlords, national tenants, private individuals and banks. He is also a RICS Registered Valuer.

He specialises in all aspects of lease consultancy work including the negotiation of rent reviews, lease renewals, lease regears and the preparation of Expert Reports for use in Arbitrations and Court proceedings.

Steven joined Rapleys in 2003 and was elected as a partner in 2011. Prior to joining Rapleys he worked at Luton Council and Lambert Smith Hampton and has over 30 years surveying experience.


Robert is the Senior Partner of Rapleys and Head of the Town Planning department (which operates across the practices’ national network and comprises circa 40 professional and support staff).

He advises on a wide range of retail, automotive and roadside, strategic land, residential, mixed use, regeneration and green belt proposals across the UK, involving the preparation of land availability/supply, capacity, sequential test and impact assessments. Robert has also promoted office, light industrial, health and financial/professional service developments throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

He has extensive experience in policy formulation and widespread knowledge in managing and promoting planning applications. He has appeared at many public inquiries as an Expert Witness.

His experience encompasses planning instructions and multi-disciplinary cases where he advises in association with the practice’s retail agency, automotive and roadside, development, strategic land and other teams.

Robert’s clients include retailers, property companies, land owners, operators, developers, house builders and investors.


Rebecca joined the investment agency team at Rapleys in early 2014 and works with a variety of different clients throughout the UK. Advising on the acquisition and disposal of individual properties and portfolios, Rebecca primarily identifies opportunities, highlights asset management potential and provides valuation and rental advice to clients, principally focusing on the out-of-town retail, automotive and hotel sectors.

Prior to joining Rapleys, Rebecca worked for Edward Symmons where she spent three years in the hospitality and leisure team. She specialised in the hotel sector, valuing a large variety of hotels nationwide, predominantly for secured lending purposes. She qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in Spring 2013 having gained a detailed knowledge and understanding in the sector and wider property industry.


Nick joined Rapleys in early 2015 as a partner in the special projects & development team after ten years at Strettons Chartered Surveyors, where he was responsible for the development consultancy team from 2012 onwards.

Nick specialises in providing detailed development valuation advice for residential and mixed-use sites, with a particular emphasis on the valuation of affordable housing and development viability. He has provided advice to developers in both the public and private sectors and was previously on the valuation panel for the majority of the G15 Housing Associations within Greater London.

In his former role, Nick was jointly responsible for successfully tendering to provide detailed valuation advice to Triathlon Homes in relation to the phased release of their 704 affordable rent, shared ownership and shared equity units within East Village (former Olympic Athlete’s Village). He has also provided detailed valuation advice on other major residential led regeneration schemes in London, a number of which have been for developments in excess of 500 homes.

He has acted on behalf of private developers in connection with viability negotiations with local authorities in order to assess the appropriate level of affordable housing. Following completion of s.106 agreements, he has acted on behalf of both private developers and Registered Providers in connection with the valuation, acquisition and disposal of ‘Package Price’ s.106 affordable housing contributions.

He has acted on behalf of land owners and developers in the acquisition and sale of development sites within London & the Home Counties.

Nick is able to offer clients strategic valuation advice in connection with the redevelopment of their sites, including appropriate affordable housing strategies in order to maximise both land and resale values.


Adam is a general practice surveyor who joined Rapleys as a partner in September 2015. Adam runs a new department acting for clients in the charity sector.

His particular area of expertise lies in advising church clients on transactional work, lease advisory matters, valuations, development consulting and most areas of general practice.

Adam has vast experience advising churches on funding the replacement of existing, outdated church accommodation through residential development of part of a site. This usually entails an early involvement with regard to the feasibility and financial viability of sites, through to assistance in the disposal of the residential element paying for the new church accommodation.

Adam acts on behalf of a number of Diocese’s of the Church of England, the Thames North Synod of the United Reformed Church, Baptist Union and London Baptist Property Board as well as numerous individual churches.

Martin has over 25 years experience in the investment market. He has acted for many of the larger fund management houses, pension funds and property companies, and also advises a number of private trusts and property syndicates in the sale, purchase and funding of commercial investment property.

Martin advises clients on portfolio strategy and asset management initiatives. He acts for a number of key developer clients in the arrangement of development funding via Joint Venture partners, banks and institutional purchasers, varying from mixed-use schemes to food and non-food retail schemes and dealerships. He has also advised retailers on sale and leaseback disposals and purchasing fund clients in the food sector.

Martin joined Rapleys in 1989 and was elected as a partner in 1998.

Jamie joined Rapleys’ development consultancy team in April 2016 as a graduate surveyor from Oxford Brookes University where he studied Planning and Property Development. He now sits in the affordable housing & viability team in the London office where he assists landowners, developers and housing associations.

Jamie provides development valuation advice for residential, mixed use and ‘build to rent’ schemes on both small scale developments and larger urban extensions. His work is generally focused in the south east of England but he has worked on sites in Newcastle and York. Jamie works on detailed development appraisals to assess scheme viability and deliverability while providing affordable housing strategy advice. He also provides agency advice in relation to disposal of development sites and S106 ‘package deals’. Jamie’s client base consists of a range of landowners, residential developers and housing associations.

Jamie became accredited into the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in November 2019, and his interests outside of work include cricket, rugby and exploring the highlands of Scotland.


Jason is a partner in Rapleys’ town planning team. Since joining Rapleys, Jason has submitted and negotiated a wide range of planning applications, including retail, motor trade, residential and public transport infrastructure. To support such proposals, Jason has prepared retail, design and general planning statements.

Jason has undertaken numerous site analyses and appraisals, and provided planning advice in relation to site disposal. He has also been actively involved in public consultation exercises promoting development, particularly public exhibitions.

Jason has given planning evidence at public enquiry, has provided expert planning witness advice and has promoted development at examinations in public.

Jason was educated at Stowe School and University College London. Since graduation in 2000, Jason spent three years gaining experience within the construction/refurbishment industry. Subsequently Jason worked for two years in contract work as a development control officer for a number of local authorities in the north-west London area, dealing with a wide range of planning applications from minor to major, and contributing to the London Borough of Ealing petition in respect of the Crossrail Bill.

James is a partner in the building consultancy team and has a broad range of experience across all mainstream areas of commercial building surveying.

He specialises in management of refurbishment projects, preparing and negotiating dilapidations claims on behalf of both landlords and tenants, undertaking pre-acquisition and technical due diligence building surveys and advising on Party Wall matters in both residential and commercial schemes.

James has project managed refurbishments valued in excess of £8million and negotiated numerous large dilapidations claims on behalf of various clients ranging from pension and investment funds to top global brands. James has also acted for both Building and Adjoining Owners regarding complex party wall schemes and undertaken building surveys on various prestigious commercial properties ranging from small scale to hundreds of thousands of square feet in size.



Helen is an experienced office manager heading up the team in our London office and overseeing facilities arrangements in the other offices. Helen is also responsible for all BSI accreditations alongside Rapleys’ Investors In People (IIP) accreditation.

Helen is Rapleys’ designated health and safety and environmental representative and has six years experience in this area. She is also an internal auditor for the company and acts as our compliance officer in respect of all company policies and procedures.

Most recently, Helen acts as our bid co-ordinator for all tenders and manages all supplier information packs.

Helen is the first point of contact for all matters relating to H&S, environmental, quality and IIP alongside all supplier information requests and tender requests.

Helen has been at Rapleys for 16 years and has previously worked at British Rail and within the residential housing sector.


Graham joined Rapleys in 2015 and has progressed to be a partner. He shares the leadership of the charities sector within development services. Graham brings together his general practice surveying experience with his skill of working with clients and groups from all backgrounds.

His professional services experience has included real estate consultancy, residential and commercial development appraisal, and investment advice for private clients and charities.

Graham has a broad spread of project management and valuation experience that has been based in London and the home counties, Cambridge and East Anglia.

He leads the professional services valuations team who undertake;

  • Valuations of commercial properties;
    – Office, retail, industrial
    – Investment/owner-occupied
    – Portfolio valuations
  • Valuation for;
    – Secured borrowing
    – Accounting purposes
    – Probate
  • Residential development appraisals
  • Monitoring and interim valuations during construction

Chris is a chartered surveyor and a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association. He has over 35 years experience in the property market, including more than 30 years dealing with commercial property in a railway environment.

Until 2006, Chris was Network Rail’s Commercial Property Manager (London North Eastern) and has maintained strong contacts with all parts of the railway industry. He has a sound understanding of the complex regulatory constraints that the industry operates under.

Chris also has a detailed understanding of property development in and around the railway. He has had extensive involvement in major railway development projects, station retailing as well as large compulsory purchase schemes having previously advised the Thameslink and Crossrail projects, amongst others. In this time, he also managed large property projects which interfaced between Network Rail and London Underground infrastructure and has good contacts with both organisations.

From 2006, Chris was a director of Shaw Corporation, a niche property development firm focussing on identifying, facilitating and delivering complicated urban development projects in London, and was a consultant with Masons Property Advisers dealing with railway related development, disposal and other estate matters, before joining Rapleys as a development consultant.

Chloe joined Rapleys in 2013 after graduating with a Masters in International Planning from the University College of London. In 2016, she gained her town planning chartership and is now an Associate working within a range of sectors including automotive and roadside, industrial and distribution, office, residential and retail. Specifically, Chloe is also responsible for overseeing planning matters on a portfolio of sites on behalf of BP Oil (UK) Ltd.

She specialises in development management, completing site appraisals, policy representations, planning statements, and preparing and managing planning applications and appeals. Over the years, Chloe has been able to establish beneficial working relationships with technical sub-consultants which have provided her clients with cost savings. Notable clients that Chloe has worked with include Associated British Foods, Bellcross Homes, BP Oil (UK) Ltd, Frontier Estates Ltd, Linden Homes, Lookers Plc, and The Jockey Club.

Chloe can offer carefully considered professional consultancy advice and has extensive experience in recruiting for and leading on project teams to promote and protect her clients’ interests.


Alun is responsible for a wide range of development related issues, including urban regeneration projects, site disposals, site acquisitions for property developers, development audits/appraisals and agency advice. He has considerable experience in setting up joint ventures.

Alun has extensive knowledge across all sectors of the market including residential disposals and acquisitions, food and non-food retail schemes, industrial and office developments and in particular has been involved in a number of major mixed-use developments.

Alun joined Rapleys in 1997 and was elected a partner in the development team in 2000. Prior to this he worked at Railtrack Property and the British Rail Property Board.


Angus has over 20 years experience and heads up the development team. He has a wide range of development experience including mixed use developments, disposals and acquisitions, development audits/appraisals and providing agency advice. He also has considerable experience in development management, taking projects through the development process from inception to delivery.

Angus is active in a number of sectors including residential, retail, industrial, office and mixed use developments. Angus joined Rapleys in 2004 having previously worked as Head of Development Sales in the South of England for Network Rail, where he was responsible for disposing of Network Rail surplus land assets and promoting and delivering major station developments.


Richard is a partner in Rapleys’ retail and leisure group.

He has over 30 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of agency and has dealt with high street, development and investment management. He specialises in the food store sector, especially in the acquisition of convenience stores and supermarkets. He also regularly advises on the sale of trading stores.

Richard regularly contributes market insight to leading industry publications.

Richard is principal agent advising New River Retail on the asset management of their public house estate.

Richard joined Rapleys in 2006, having previously spent 3 years at Somerfield Stores, where he was property manager responsible for subletting, downsizes and disposals.


Russell leads the retail and leisure agency department and his main responsibilities involve advising clients on mixed use, out-of-town and edge-of-town centre development schemes across the UK. He advises a number of national retail clients on their acquisitions and disposals strategy as well as asset management initiatives across their portfolios.

He has extensive experience of retail and leisure agency and development work, dealing with retail developments for both the food and non-food retail sectors advising occupiers, developers and funds.

Russell initially joined Rapleys in the industrial/business space department before working in the development team and then the retail and leisure department. He was elected as a partner in 2000.

Prior to joining Rapleys, Russell worked in the residential property development sector.

Following graduation from Paisley College, Colin spent four years in general commercial practice in Glasgow before joining Rapleys’ Huntingdon office to specialise in automotive & roadside related agency throughout the UK and Ireland.

In 1997 Colin transferred to Rapleys’ London office to head business space agency dealing with warehouse/industrial and office property throughout the UK from the West End and our national office network.

The department specialises in acquisition and disposal programmes on behalf of multiple occupiers such as Lok’nStore Group plc, Johnston Press plc and Siemens plc. Business space agency is also active in the development sector and has completed several industrial, trade counter and mixed use schemes in the south east of England.

Colin was elected a partner of Rapleys in 1992.