Independent Experts

Andrew Crease FRICS, FCIArb,

Andrew Crease & Co, 4th Floor, 4-12 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4PE

0203 3562984 | andrew@alcoprop.co.uk
London and South East, South West and the East of England

Andrew has been a general practice surveyor since 1989 and has specialised in leisure and licensed property since 1999.
Over the last 15 years he has acted for a mixture of landlord and tenant clients on rent review and lease renewals matters and has for the last 10 years been appointed as independent expert and arbitrator in numerous rental disputes.
His client base derives from independent landlord and tenant clients.

Alan Creevy BSc

CDLH CHARTERED SURVEYORS, 166 BUCHANAN STREET, Glasgow G1 2LW

01413310650 | alan.creevy@cdlh.co.uk
Scotland and North of England

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Alan is a founding Director of CDLH Leisure & Hospitality Surveyors, having previously been a National Director of the Licensed Leisure & Hotels department at Jones Lang LaSalle.  Previous to working at JLL, he was founder and Managing Director of Creevy LLH. Chartered Surveyors.  He provides advice to the leisure and hospitality sector throughout Scotland and the north of England.  Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Royal Institution of Arbiters.

In the past 5 years Alan has acted for M&B and Pub Enterprises / Star Pubs and Bars multiple premise owning landlords in rent review cases. In addition Alan has acted in an agency capacity for M&B, Star Bars, Trust Inns, Maclay Inns

Alan is a specialist in professional negligence work within the licensed leisure and hotel sector at High Court level and is a member of the UK wide RICS Presidents Panel of Experts.  His expertise is also apparent in the rent reviews of public houses, hotels, restaurants and leisure properties as a member of the RICS Chairman’s Panel of Arbitrators and Experts.

Peter darroch BSc FRICS

CDLH CHARTERED SURVEYORS, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 1LW

01413310650 | peter.darroch@cdlh.co.uk
Scotland and North of England

Peter Darroch is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a founding Director of CDLH Leisure & Hospitality Surveyors, having previously been a National Director of the Licensed Leisure & Hotels department at Jones Lang LaSalle.  Previous to working at JLL, he was a founding Director of Creevy LLH Chartered Surveyors.  He provides advice to the leisure and hospitality sector throughout Scotland and the north of England.


Throughout his career, Peter has undertaken valuations for various purposes, including loan security, private and corporate pre-purchase, insolvency and expert witness etc.  He has been directly involved in co-ordinating large group valuations as well as representing private & corporate clients and insolvency practitioners in the sale of leisure properties. He has also provided consultancy advice to banks, corporate and enterprise companies as well as expert witness advice over the valuation of public houses, hotels, restaurants and other licensed property.

Over the past five years Peter has acted on behalf of Punch Taverns, Star, Trust Inns and Hawthorn on public house disposals and lettings.

Peter has acted for private and corporate clients in rent review cases for public houses, restaurants, hotels and other licensed property. 

Howard Day BSc (Hons) FRICS, MAE, QDR, MCIArb, FAVLP

Davis Coffer Lyons, 52 Portland Place, London W1B 1NH

0207 2990683 | Hday@daviscofferlyons.co.uk
Regions Covered: – London, South East, South West, East of England, West Midlands and East Midlands

Howard Day has extensive experience of licensed leisure property. At Davis Coffer Lyons he works on valuation and landlord & tenant matters.

He had his own professional practice for 10 years during which time he acted for landlords and tenants of public houses and after that was Director – Leisure at Harper Dennis Hobbs where he continued to provide property advice to the leisure sector.

Howard is an accredited Expert and Mediator with The Academy of Experts and also an RICS Arbitrator. A lot of his work is as a dispute resolver.

In the past 5 years Howard has acted for the following premises owning landlords:- Danfo, Peachtree Leisure, Ramco, Star Pubs and Bars.

Over that time, Howard has acted for numerous individual tenants of public houses but has also advised companies on rent reviews or lease renewals including:- Bramwell Pub Company (formerly Barracuda), Orchard Leisure, Parched, WWT.

At Davis Coffer Lyons, the rent review team acts for a lot of landlord companies who have public houses in their portfolio, especially in London. This includes a number of companies who have purchased properties from PubCos on a sale and leaseback basis.

John Houston

John Houston Consulting, 82 King Street, Manchester M2 4WQ

0161 935 8226 | john@johnhoustonconsulting.co.uk
Regions covered: – North West

John’s qualifications are BSc Hons (Est Man) Dip.Arb FRICS ACI.Arb. John has been involved with the licensed industry since 1980 and receives appointments from the President of RICS to act as Arbitrator and Independent Expert in rent review disputes. 

In the past 5 years, John has acted for the following multiple premises owning landlords: Trust Inns Limited and Punch Taverns. 

John also represents numerous individual landlords and tenants.

Tony Hunter

Savills (UK) Ltd, Belvedere, 12 Booth Street Manchester M2 4AW

0161 244 7704 | thunter@savills.com
Regions covered:- London, the South East, South West, North, North West & Wales, & Yorkshire

Tony has over 25 years experience of pub valuations throughout the country with regular appointments as third party from RICS who appoint him as an expert in the rent review disputes sector.

In the past 5 years Tony has not acted for any major pub company landlords against tenants in rent review cases, but has acted for some individual tenants.

John keane

Thomas E Teague, 70 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1QN

01452 523131 | john@thomaseteague.co.uk
Regions covered:- South West & Wales

John is a Partner in the firm of Thomas E Teague and has worked exclusively in private practice since 1986. John is experienced in all aspects of licensed property valuation including rents, lease renewals, rating, freehold/leasehold valuation, sales and lettings.

In the past three years John has accepted appointments to act for tenants against their pub company on the following number of occasions: 2011 (9), 2012 (7) and 2013 (6).

In the past three years John has accepted appointments to act for tenants of freehouses on the following number of occasions: 2011 (2), 2012 (4) and 2013 (3).

Lastly, in the past three years John has accepted appointments to act for landlord of freehouses on the following number of occasions: 2011 (0), 2012 (3) and 2013 (3).

Dougie Lambie MRICS MCIArb

Associate Partner, Ryden

| douglas.lambie@ryden.co.uk
North England and Scotland

Daniel Tadeusz Mackernan

Savills (UK) Ltd 33 Margaret Street, London W1G 0JD

0207 299 3050
 | DMackernan@savills.com
Regions covered:- East of England, London, South East

Daniel is a Chartered Surveyor, Honorary Secretary of the AVLP and Associate BII member with over 15 years experience.

He specialises in the valuation and rent reviews of public houses. Active across London, the South East and East Anglia he is also an RICS trained Independent Expert.

In the past five years Daniel has provided advice to tenants of Enterprise Inns, Mitchells & Butlers, Punch Taverns, Spirit Leased, Star Pubs and Bars, Youngs, Greene King, Wellington Pub Company and Hall & Woodhouse.

In the same period he has provided advice to Enterprise Inns, Wellington Pub Company and Star Pubs & Bars.

He also advises private landlords which include major Institutions and Landowners where the pub company or an individual is the tenant.

His current workload is split approximately 60:40 in favour of tenant advice.

Andy Macpherson BSc MRICS

RYDEN LLP, 46 Castle Street,Edinburgh EH2 3BN

07785 951090 | andrew.macpherson@ryden.co.uk
Scotland

Andy Macpherson is an experienced Chartered Surveyor with a significant track record of success as an Estates Manager gained from within the Brewing and Licensed Premises industry and more recently as a licensed trade consultant in private practice with Ryden LLP.

Prior to going into private practice in 2008, Andy had been involved for 24 years directly in the brewing and pub industry with Alloa Brewery Company, Allied Domecq Retailing and Punch Taverns in a senior position in charge of the property functions of these organisations

Andy is experienced in all aspects of the profession including capital & rental valuations, rent reviews/lease renewals, fixtures & fittings valuations, rating, sales and lettings

In the past 3 years Andy has acted on behalf of Punch Taverns, Trust Inns and Heineken UK in head lease rent reviews against local authorities and both corporate and private landlords.

During that period he has also marketed properties for sale on behalf of Punch Taverns, Iona Pub Partnerships and Star Pubs & Bars and carried out inventory valuations for Punch Taverns, Iona pub Partnerships, Trust Inns and London Town Pubs.

He has also acted on behalf of numerous individual landlords and tenants in rent review cases.

Martin Nicholson

Nicholson and Co The Undercroft, Ridgehouse, 25 Redmires Road, Sandygate,Sheffield, S10 4LB

0114 230 7823, 07749745728 | martin@nicholson-and-co.co.uk
Regions covered:- Midlands, North and coast to coast

Martin is a Director of Nicholson and Co and was formerly at Brownill Vickers Ltd for 25 years). He joined the practice in 1991 and therefore has many years of experience as a specialist valuer to the licensed trade specializing in particular in licensed property rental valuations.

Martin is a Chartered Surveyor, a Registered Valuer, a Fellow and Committee Member of the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property (AVLP) and an Associate member of the BII (British Institute on Innkeeping). Martin is also a qualified Best Bar None Assessor. In 2013 the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations awarded Martin a Certificate of Merit in recognition of his outstanding services to the licensed trade.

In the last 25 years he has dealt with the marketing of a wide variety of licensed properties and has had a considerable amount of experience in dealing with both tied and free of tie leases.

He has carried out many rent reviews in the past 15 years and has acted for breweries and pub companies and for individual tenants. At this time he has provided rental valuations to Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, Admiral Taverns and Mitchells & Butler as well as many private landlords. In the past 15 years Martin has also acted tenants in rental negotiations with Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, Admiral Taverns, Mitchells & Butler and many individual landlords.

Colin Siebert FRICS MCiArb

Colliers International, 1 Marsden Street, Manchester M2 1HW

0161 831 3313 | colin.siebert@collierscre.co.uk
Regions covered: – Wales, North West

Colin has 42 years experience as a surveyor, dealing primarily in licensed and leisure properties, acting for both landlords and tenants. He is an Arbitrator on the RICS panel and is regularly involved as an expert witness in licensed property disputes.



In the past 5 years Colin has acted for the following multiple premise owning landlords in rent review cases: Punch Taverns and Enterprise Inns.

JON SMITH

STONESMITH, 4 PROVIDENCE COURT, EXETER, DEVON EX2 5JL

01392 201262 | JON.STONE@STONESMITH.CO.UK
South West of England

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors who has over the past twenty years specialised in a wide range of licensed and leisure property throughout the South West incorporating Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.

John Spacey FRICS FAVLP

The Cobbs Consultancy, Harvey House, 18 High Street, Charing, Kent TN27 OHU

01233 713416 07850336466 | cobbconsult@gmail.com
Regions covered: – East of England, London, South East

John has over 45 years experience in the licensed trade valuing pubs, hotels, clubs and restaurants throughout the South East and East. He is a Rent Review Surveyor and Rent Arbitrator.

He is active on the Panel of R.I.C.S appointed Independent Experts and Arbitrator to the Leisure Industry in London and the South East.

In the past 5 years John has acted only for Thorley Towers, Shepherd Neame and The Wellington Pub Company.

He has not acted for Punch or Enterprise Inns on Rent Reviews.

Currently, he is acting for a number of Landlords in London on rent reviews, particularly in the City and West End.

He continues to work for independent tenants.

He confirms to hold professional Indemnity Insurance to act as an Independent Valuer.

Andrew Watt BSc(Hons) FRICS, FAVLP

CBRE 6th Floor, Toronto Square, Leeds, LS1 2HJ

0113 3948819 | andrew.watt@cbre.com
Regions covered: – North East, Yorkshire & Humber region

Andrew has dealt with licensed and leisure property since 1985. He is active for both landlords and tenants. He also has extensive agency experience.


In the past 5 years Andrew has provided rental advice and/or acted for the following multiple premise owning companies as landlords in rent review cases: Punch Taverns, Enterprise Inns, Marstons, Mitchells & Butlers, and George Bateman.


In the same period Andrew has acted against the following multiple premises operating companies in rent review cases: Mitchells & Butlers, Luminar Leisure, 3D Entertainment Group, Marstons, and Town & Country Inns.


Andrew has also acted for numerous individual landlords and tenants in rent review cases.