Regional Managing Partner and LLP Member–––
David has over 15 years’ experience in the property industry having started his career with Edwin Hill in Central London in 2002.
He specialises in commercial lease advice and has been at Vail Williams since 2004, during which time his work has had a particular focus on the Thames Valley area and its industrial markets.
David’s experience in the Thames Valley market and strong reputation in the field of commercial lease advice is demonstrated by the institutional investors with whom he works: Segro plc, Aviva, Aberdeen Asset Management and Orchard Street Investment Management.
A recent notable achievement involved a commercial rent review for a national law firm. The project required presenting expert evidence to an arbitrator and setting up a team of experts and legal counsel, to dispute the effect on rent as a result of plant and machinery within the building.
David has the strong technical knowledge and experience required to contest complex lease events, and he works with many national corporates including: Hanson Aggregates, St John Ambulance and National Express Ltd.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, cycling and is a supporter of Reading Football Club.
- Commercial rent reviews
- Commercial lease renewals
- Break clause options
- Commercial lease restructures
- Rental valuations
- Expert witness to Court / Arbitrators / Independent Experts
Expanding property consultancy moves to larger offices
Expanding property consultancy Vail Williams has relocated to first floor space in refurbished Goldvale House, Woking to facilitate future business growth
Build it and they will come – the message for Thames Valley logistics / industrial landlords in 2023
Whilst 2023 is expected to be slightly more muted compared with the last couple of years, the fundamentals for the industrial and logistics market in the Thames Valley remain robust for 2023, as industrial agent, James Newton explores.
Property consultancy looks west
Vail Williams’ new View West publication covers deals and trends across the office, industrial and logistics sectors in the Thames Valley and Surrey areas and was compiled by regional experts at the property consultancy, including Partners Guy Parkes, top, and Charlie Nicholson
View West: Offices, Industrial & Logistics Report
We are pleased to bring you our latest report on the Thames Valley and Surrey property landscape with the publication of View West: Offices, Industrial & Logistics.
Thames Valley Property Report: Q1 2022
Whilst Omicron slowed office activity towards the end of 2021, take up levels have been normalising in Q1.
Slough: The changing face of the Thames Valley’s industrial stalwart
Slough has been at the heart of the industrial property market in the Thames Valley since the 1920s when The Slough Trading Company Ltd bought the former military repair depot on the outskirts of the town for £7 million.
Thames Valley Property Report: Jan-Jun 2021
The first six months of 2021 saw businesses across the Thames Valley begin to rethink their future workplace strategy for a post-pandemic world.
Rent reviews: Upwards-only, RPI-linked, fixed or turnover?
Commercial leases that are longer than five years normally have rent reviews at regular intervals, which is the landlord’s opportunity to change the rent and put it back to the market.