Partner and LLP Member–––
For the past 25 years, David has specialised in commercial property advice, workplace consultancy and strategic location analysis, to align clients’ property strategies with their corporate strategy.
He is known for his analytical skills and for not being afraid to challenge a client on their strategy in order to save them more money.
David regularly writes thought leadership articles on property acquisition, getting premises right for your business, and workplace trends.
David has experience across the UK including Central London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff Southampton and all locations in between,
He gained a 1st class honours in Land Management from University of Reading, is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is the Licensed Chairman of APC Assessors.
- Commercial property consultancy
- Corporate real estate services
- Corporate real estate management
- Workplace consultancy
- Strategic location strategy and analysis
- Cash flow analysis
- Commercial property acquisition
- Transaction management
If Hybrid is the answer – what was the question?
Leases should be greener on the other side
Pandemic catalyses equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace through design
Commercial property has the power to boost UK’s clean energy
With the EPC regulations changing on 1 April 2023, David Thomas explores some of the opportunities occupiers and landlords could utilise.
Solar PV – shining a light on this power potential
Return to the workplace: The move from productivity paranoia to purposeful, personalised space
Energy, Sustainability & COP27 – There’s no planet B, it’s time to act
On the back of the hottest summer in Europe in 500 years, punishing spring heatwaves in Asia killing hundreds and many countries recording the highest temperatures since records began, it is clearer than ever that climate change is having a devastating impact on the planet.
Looking to the future – A nine-point plan to help your business embrace hybrid working
After the last two years, businesses continue to broach how best to return to the office, approaching it in a variety of ways with varying results.
Thames Valley Property Report: Q1 2022
Whilst Omicron slowed office activity towards the end of 2021, take up levels have been normalising in Q1.
Senior appointments bolster Vail Williams’ Thames Valley team
Property consultancy Vail Williams has appointed two experienced recruits to senior roles in its Thames Valley office.
Vail Williams relocating to Reading town centre
Property consultancy Vail Williams is relocating its Thames Valley office to Reading town centre.
NHS Shared Business Services take lease at White Rose Park in significant Leeds deal
We have advised NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) on the acquisition of new office premises in significant office deal in Leeds.
COP26: Why it’s good for landlords and occupiers to talk
All eyes have been on Glasgow this month, as the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has taken place.
Autumn Budget: Impact on occupiers, investors developers and landlords
There were very few surprises in this year’s Autumn Budget – indeed, a lot of it had been leaked to the press in the days prior, much to the Speaker’s disgust.
What can we expect from this week’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review?
Whilst Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, states that the economy is booming with 1.2m job vacancies and the number of people in work back to pre-Covid levels, this is yet to trickle down to businesses’ bottom lines.
The new productivity paradox and the return to the office
More and more businesses have been making a return to the workplace in recent months, with Apple to Zoom quick to issue updates in the summer, about their expectations of their employees, as they sought a widespread return to the office.
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.
Post-Covid recovery plan unveiled in Queen's Speech
Vail Williams appoints surveyor in Reading
Being Social, Back Strain and Britney Spears: Key considerations for your return to workplace strategy
Budget 2021: Chancellor extends furlough, self-employed support and business rates relief
Return to the office on the horizon, but are you ready?
Working from home - it's no joke!
Returning to the office – why carrots may be better than sticks
In the 20 months since the first lockdown in 2020, there have been countless predictions regarding the future of work as businesses and industry experts did their best to work out what the workplace would look like.