Douglas Stevens Team

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Douglas Stevens BSc (Est Man) FRICS

Chairman

37 years experience initially with two retail companies (Co-op and UDS). A partner of Leslie Furness until 1985 when he left to found Douglas Stevens & Company.

Doug is a respected member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Arbitration and Independent Expert Panel with recent appointments in Bluewater, Bullring, Lakeside, Metrocentre, Trafford Centre and Westfield on department stores and supermarkets throughout the UK and on prime Central London shops and stores in Bond Street, Oxford Street and Kings Road.

Well known amongst his peers, he is a former Chairman of the Shop Agents Society and now an Advisory Board member of the BCSC.

Apart from his third party work, Doug specialises in Shopping Centres, investment acquisition and disposal, and the formulation of letting and development strategies to ensure the asset performs to its maximum.

Doug has recently started a series of free seminars for 1st & 2nd year interns/graduate trainees.

+44 020 7514 8206

douglas.stevens@douglasstevens.co.uk


Trevor Pyne BSc MRICS

Director

Trevor joined Douglas Stevens & Co in 1999 and now has 24 years’ experience in the profession. As of June 2011, Trevor is now on the RICS President Panel of Arbitrators.

He deals primarily with active asset management initiatives within shopping centres, including rent reviews, lease renewals and lease restructuring, from strategy formulation to implementation through to completion, having represented a host of landlords including Chester Properties, Hermes, Thornfield, Standard Life, F&C, ING, Royal London, Invista, Schroders and UBS. As such, he has been involved in a variety of towns throughout the UK including Barking, Crystal Peaks, Dartford, Durham, High Wycombe, Leicester, Norwich, Redditch, St Albans, Southampton, Wakefield, Walsall and Yeovil.

He also acts for clients on High Street properties including Santander UK plc, J Leon, AXA, Scottish Widows, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, Redefine, Praxis, Canada Life and The RO Group.

In addition he has been instructed on high street agency by specific clients including Henderson, Scottish Widows, AXA and KFH, having acquired 2 new branch premises within Greater London and disposals in Canterbury, North Audley Street, London W1, Chatham, Walsall and Watford, in recent times.

In his spare time Trevor likes to run and play the occasional game of golf.

+44 020 7514 8208

trevor.pyne@douglasstevens.co.uk

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Nick Cook BSc (Hons) MRICS

Director

13 year’s experience with retail companies  the Co-Op and BhS. He joined Douglas Stevens in 2002.

Nick is an expert in the large space user market acting on store acquisitions for Primark, he has let 20 former Woolworths stores following their administration and has handled large store rent review instructions for London & Regional, M&G, Grosvenor Estates, Canada Life, Tesco, London and Cambridge Properties TJ Hughes, Scottish Widows, Aberdeen, Legal and General, LaSalle Investment Management and New Star Asset Management. Nick is currently also working closely with Ellandi on their shopping centres in Great Yarmouth, Newlands Shopiing Centre - Kettering and Grays Shopping Centre. A selection of other clients include Bank of Ireland, Co-op Financial Services, Landsbanki, Pan Albion Developments, JD Wetherspoons and Axa.

Nick currently works very closely with a number of Danish Property Companies and Fund Managers in relation to the purchase, asset management and rationalisation of their property assets. Nick uses his expertise to formulate appropriate strategies for each property in order to maximise their performance and investor returns.

Following the financial crisis in 2008 Nick has been actively working with a number of banks to formulate strategies for exit on problem properties and has acted for receivers on a number of bank sales and works out projects.

Nick enjoys playing football at the weekends, along with an occasional round of golf.

+44 020 7514 8215

nick.cook@douglasstevens.co.uk 


Tom Welham BSc MRICS 

Surveyor

Douglas Stevens and Co welcomes Tom Welham to the firm. Tom has thirteen years experience in the commercial property industry, primarily in Shopping Centre Leasing throughout the UK.

Previous clients include; Legal & General, Hammerson, Aberdeen Asset Management and Aviva. He has worked on Regional centres such as Eldon Square, Newcastle; Oracle Centre, Reading and more provincial centres such as The Pavillions, Uxbridge; Swan Walk, Horsham and The Dolphin Centre, Poole.

+44 020 7514 8209

tom.welham@douglasstevens.co.uk


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Yasmin Thabet

Office Manager

+44 020 7514 8202

yasmin.thabet@douglasstevens.co.uk