Regional Managing Partner and LLP Member–––
Russell is the Regional Managing Partner for the South Coast Region. With some 20 years of experience, he leads our offices in Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth, whilst specialising in providing investment brokerage and consultancy services to a mixture of private investors, property companies and local authorities.
He is an RICS Registered Valuer, Registered Property Receiver and current Chair of NARA (the Administration of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers) providing LPA and strategic asset management services for high street and secondary lenders.
He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2005 having graduated from Portsmouth University with a First in Property Development and went on to become an LLP Member of Vail Williams in 2018.
- Advised BAE Systems on the disposal of their Broadoak Complex in Portsmouth by way of a sale and leaseback for £28M
- Acquired a £13M prime retail park investment for a local authority in Hampshire
- Arranged the multi-million pound sale and leaseback of multiple convenience stores for Southern Cooperative Limited
- Has realised over £250M of residential and commercial property assets as LPA Receiver
- Provided development viability advice on a £30M Build-to-Rent scheme
Russell has two almost teenage children and a middle-aged Springer Spaniel called Max! He is a keen road cyclist so long as the weather is ‘just right’ and a long-suffering supporter of Southampton Football Club – aka the Saints.
- Commercial property valuation
- Commercial property investment analysis
- Acquisitions and disposals
- LPA Receivership
- Property asset management
- Financial viability in planning and development
- Affordable housing consultancy
- Commercial lease advice
- Commercial property development
Headlines Magazine - Summer 2023
Our latest edition of Headlines Magazine covers off all the latest news and insights across the South Coast and tackles some of the big questions affecting the industry.
Three property industry awards for Vail Williams
Awards hat-trick for second consecutive year for the property consultancy
Lenders - beware the risks of second charge lending
Menopause matters – why we’re raising awareness of this important issue
Vail Williams appointed to manage newly acquired trade park
The recently purchased Poole Trade Park is thriving on the South Coast, boasting 10 trade counter units.
Turbulent times lie ahead, but opportunity will still abound
Vail William celebrates a Hat-trick at South Coast Property Awards
Vail Williams last night scooped a hat-trick of industry awards at the South Coast’s largest property event.
Vail Williams builds with two senior promotions on South Coast
Gary Jeffries has been promoted from Regional Managing Partner, South Coast region, to the Executive Board of national property consultancy Vail Williams.
Expansion plans with new Vail Williams office
Property consultancy Vail Williams has signalled expansion plans with a new office at Wessex Fields, Bournemouth, Dorset. The relocation from its previous premises near Wimborne is a year on from Cowling & West merging with Vail Williams, which also has offices in Southampton, Portsmouth and nine others across the UK.
Retailers: beware the ides of March
Retail and leisure sectors face the daunting prospect of further Covid-related financial shocks in early spring, warns a commercial property specialist.
Stick to investment basics as question marks continue over 2022 property market
The pandemic had a dramatic effect on the property market in 2021, as the industrial and logistics market continued to boom.
New chair of industry body NARA
At the flagship NARA conference held at Haberdashers' Hall in the City of London, Russell Miller opened the event as the new chair of the UK's industry body.
Vail Williams in Bournemouth: Six months on from merger with Cowling & West
Six months on from Vail Williams’ merger with Cowling & West, Russell Miller, lead partner for our Bournemouth office, talks about what we’ve been up to in the Dorset region during that time.
Associate role for Bryony at Vail Williams
The new Bournemouth office has been strengthened with the appointment of Bryony Solan, bringing extensive knowledge across Dorset.
Raising Funds via Sale and Leaseback (the alternative to a finance package)
As a property lender, can I appoint a Fixed Charge / LPA Receiver during COVID-19 lockdown to recover debt?
Vail Williams Thought Leadership 2019 | Generation Change
Vail Williams advises Eastleigh BC on Chestnut Avenue Retail Park
St Andrews under new ownership
Pipeline future for pumps specialist with new branch
Vail Williams' take on the Solent region
Four industrial units sold
Vail Williams secures hat-trick of investment property deals for client
Queen’s share for Southern Co-op
Educational building in Portsmouth sold to city university for £5.7 million
Vail Williams tops Portsmouth sales and lettings, CoStar data shows
Vail Williams advises Ankers & Rawlings on multi-million investment at Ferndown Industrial Estate
That’s why Councils go to Iceland
Dorset's largest Industrial estate to get even bigger with addition of state-of-the-art new industrial units.
Property consultancy services to support the delivery, maintenance and growth of enhanced learning environments.