Our Team

Our experienced team have the expertise and detailed knowledge to advise on a wide range of commercial property matters. For further information and contact details, click on the team member profiles below. 

Peter Richards

Director | Woking & Farnborough

Peter is Director in charge of Hurst Warne’s commercial agency, investment and development services at their Woking and Farnborough offices.

His specialisation is advising clients on new build and refurbishment opportunities, buying and selling investments as well as identifying where best residential value may exist within an existing commercial property asset. He also continues to advise in the prime agency/letting markets in and around the Farnborough and Woking region.

Peter has over 35 years of experience and contacts within the M3 and M4 property markets. He started his real estate career in Woking in the 1980’s and then through the high and lows from 1990’s built his property skills in the M3 and Blackwater Valley region. In 2011 Peter returned to the Woking property scene by opening Hurst Warne’s then new Woking office which is now one of the key commercial agency businesses in Woking.

Nic Pocknall MRICS

Director | Leatherhead

Nic is a Director at Hurst Warne’s Leatherhead office. He has been with Hurst Warne for over 10 years and previously worked at St Quintin (now CBRE) and at Mole Valley Distrtict Council in Dorking.

Nic specialises in advising clients on office and industrial lettings and sales in towns such as Leatherhead, Dorking, Esher, Cobham, Walton, Weybridge and Chertsey. He also advises numerous corporate clients on their property holdings and acquires buildings for them throughout the South East.

Nick Atkinson MRICS

Director | Farnborough

Nick is based in our Farnborough office and is the partner in charge of Asset Management.

Nick originally trained as an auctioneer before making a move into commercial property in 1985. Having completed his professional exams with the College of Estate Management he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992.

Through varied roles including retail and office agency Nick has gained a wide range of experience including a significant amount of time spent on landlord and tenant, and valuation work. Over the last 20 years he has specialized in asset management and property management focusing on lease negotiations and service charge issues and advising clients from institutions to property companies and pension funds on a wide variety of property types.

Nick also advises a number of businesses on their property portfolios throughout the country dealing with rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and disposals.

Mark Leah MRICS

Director | Guildford / Leatherhead

Mark heads Hurst Warne’s Guildford office, concentrating primarily on the southwest M25 and central and west Surrey property markets. Mark advises both landlords and occupational clients on a variety of commercial property matters including; Commercial Agency & Acquisition, Lease Renewal & Rent Review, Lease Strategy, Asset Management, Investment.

Will Gelder MRICS

Director | Redhill

Will started his property career in 2003 at Donaldsons in Bristol from where he undertook the majority of his APC training. Through Donaldsons Will transferred to their central London office in 2005 and joined the South East Office and Industrial Agency team.

Will qualified as a member of the RICS in 2006 and joined Hurst Warne as a Partner in September 2010. Prior to joining Hurst Warne will had held positions at DTZ (post takeover of Donaldsons) and Reigate based practice Maxwell Brown.

Will is a Director at the company and is head of Hurst Warne's Redhill office.

Adrian Henson FRICS, MCIArb BSc,

Consultant | Leatherhead

Adrian is based in our Leatherhead office and is a Consultant in charge of Leasehold Advisory and Valuation.

Having gained a BSc in Estate Management from South Bank Polytechnic, Adrian qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1987, was elected a Fellow of the RICS in 1995 and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1999.

He has over 30 years of expertise and experience providing landlord and tenant consultancy services to a vast range of clients, ranging from small companies to international businesses and large investment funds.

Adrian also specialises in the acquisition of freehold and leasehold property on behalf of occupier clients throughout the country which include a number of national retailers and supermarket operators; and investment properties for a range of long standing retained clients.

In the capacity of an RICS Registered Valuer, a range of valuation services are provided to leading institutions, pension funds and to the legal profession on an Expert Witness basis.

Simon Fitch

Director | Leatherhead

Simon is a Director at Hurst Warne and is based in the Leatherhead and Woking offices. He joined Hurst Warne in 2018 from BNP Paribas Real Estate where he had worked for 13 years. He previously worked at Cushman & Wakefield for 5 years.

Simon specialises in advising clients on office lettings and sales in towns across the South M25 region such as Woking, Guildford, Weybridge, Dorking, Leatherhead, Redhill and Reigate. He also advises a number of corporate clients both on the acquisition and disposal of their office space.

Steve Barrett MRICS

Farnborough

Steve is based in Hurst Warne’s Farnborough office. Having started his working life at a Housing Association in leasehold management and shared ownership sales Steve joined Hurst Warne in 2005 where he combined work and study at The College of Estate Management before becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Steve’s main role at Hurst Warne is commercial agency where he acts for a variety of landlord’s mostly in Hampshire, West Surrey and Berkshire as well as Corporate consultancy work throughout the South East. Steve is also involved in property management, lease renewals, rent reviews, investment and development.

Jessica Bodie MRICS

Surveyor | Leatherhead

Jessica undertook an undergraduate degree at Leeds University where she studied Environmental Business. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Jessica then went on to complete a Masters degree in Real Estate at Kingston University. Whilst studying for her Masters, Jessica worked part time for Hurst Warne and started her APC training. Jessica has been in property now for three years and recently completed her APC training, culminating in becoming a newly qualified member of the RICS.

Jessica is based in Hurst Warne’s southern M25 offices in the commercial agency team but also advises clients on tenant advisory matters.

Clare Charrett

Surveyor | Woking

Clare has been involved in the Woking commercial property market since joining Morgan Smithyes in 1999. Prior to that she worked in various administration roles within the property sector, forming a strong foundation of property knowledge.

Nadine Bird

PA to Directors | Leatherhead

Personal Assistant (PA) providing secretarial and administrative support to Directors and as part of a team ensures in helping the office to run smoothly.

Sian Singhateh

PA to Directors | Leatherhead

Personal Assistant (PA) providing secretarial and administrative support to Directors and as part of a team ensures in helping the office to run smoothly.

Emma Lingwood

PA to Directors | Leatherhead

Personal Assistant (PA) providing secretarial and administrative support to Directors and as part of a team ensures in helping the office to run smoothly.

Frances Belcher

PA to Directors | Farnborough

Personal Assistant (PA) providing secretarial and administrative support to Directors and as part of a team ensures in helping the office to run smoothly.

Mark Haldane

Director | Fleet

Mark is a Director in our Fleet office and is responsible for the delivery of property management services to Hurst Warne’s clients.

Mark’s property management career began in Colchester in 2003, where he worked for 2 years before moving into London to work for the likes of Knight Frank, Cluttons & property management specialists Workman. Throughout his career Mark has specialised in commercial property management and has advised a wide range of clients from institutions such as the BlackRock Industrial Trust and the BlackRock UK Property Fund to The Crown Estate and the Daily Mail & General Trust. Mark has also represented charities, family property companies and high net worth individuals, across a variety of mandates and property types.

Matt Fradgley

Facilities Manager | Fleet

Matt is responsible for delivering Facilities Management services and Health & Safety compliance across our commercial portfolio.

He has over 20 experience in the Facilities Management industry, working in both the public and private sectors providing services to multi-let commercial properties, retail developments, industrial estates and business parks.

Caroline Richards

Property Manager | Fleet

Caroline is a Property Manager in the Fleet office and is responsible for the management of both commercial and residential properties throughout the south east.

Jessica Clegg

Client Accountant| Fleet

Jessica is a client accountant based in the Fleet office.

Lydia Brambley

Client Accountant | Fleet

Lydia is a client accountant based in the Fleet office.

Katie Crowhurst

Property Management Assistant | Fleet

Katie provides property management support and is based at the Fleet office.

Max Pullen

Trainee Surveyor | Fleet

As well as Max training to become a surveyor Max also provides administrative support to the Fleet office.

Chris Vines

Head of Client Accounts

Chris heads up the Client Accounts Department based in the Fleet office.