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.