Richard is probably the best-known professional auctioneer and commentator on the UK commercial property auction and private investor markets having overseen the sale of more than £6bn of individual property assets. He has more than 30 years’ real estate advisory experience, and was a founding Director of Acuitus in 2010.
Prior to Acuitus, Richard led the auction business of Jones Lang LaSalle, one of the world’s leading real estate advisory firms and was the longest serving UK auctioneer in its 230 year history. During his time at the company he advised leading financial institutions, major property companies, public authorities, private investors and a huge variety of other clients in all property sectors throughout the UK.
Responsibilities at Acuitus
Richard’s main focus is on the development and expansion of Acuitus, and in ensuring that the company delivers a best in class service to its clients. He is responsible for promoting the brand and raising awareness amongst a diverse range of investors across the UK and internationally. He is a leading promoter of technology and research in enhancing client service. In his role as Chairman of the Real Estate Auction Group of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors he leads the UK real estate auction industry in adopting the highest ethical and professional standards. He is a member of the Investment Property Forum and has sat on the Bank of England Residential and Commercial Property Forums amongst other professional and educational organisations.