Who are we?

Based in Blandford Street in London’s West End, Find a London Office are London’s leading Office Finders.

We work with you to find the right london office – making a very complex and time consuming task incredibly easy for you.

About Ian

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Ian graduated from Keele university with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and went on to obtain a Post Graduate diploma in Property Valuation and Law from City University London.

He has advised Central London office occupiers for over 20 years. He loves fighting their corner and making sure they get what they need - a great office on the best commercial terms available. Ian has a diverse client following and has always worked a lot with creative companies.

When not finding office space for Central London tenants, Ian finds time to advise a private property company on finding new uses for obsolete office buildings in urban regeneration areas, in the UK and Northern Ireland.

He lives in North London with his wife and three children. As the children get older his passion is going on ever more exciting holidays.

Ian's Latest Post: Rents remain high, but anxious landlords are under pressure

About Michael

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Michael - founding partner of Find a London Office - started in the London property market in 1970. Michael has developed extensive knowledge of the locations, the owners, the rental values, and - most importantly - has developed very solid contacts with the other agents working in the hub of the conventional office market, giving him a considerable advantage both sourcing office space, and negotiating the best possible terms for the tenant.

One of his other great interests is his long standing involvement with the charity The Story of Christmas which raises money for disadvantaged children in the Greater London area. Michael was an usher at the very first event 35 years ago, and has recently become one of the 8 Trustees

Michael says “ We raised £4,000 in the first year and felt successful, never anticipating that this would grow to £350,000 which was the sum raised in December 2012. The cumulative sum raised over 35 years has enabled the charity to make a real difference to so many children with problems”

Michael's Latest Post: Is the long term office lease now dead and buried?

About Ben

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Ben has been designing, building and promoting websites for 15 years. He is responsible for all of Find a London Office’s online activity, which broadly falls into 2 areas: gaining new clients and retaining existing ones. The former involves attracting visitors to the website - coordinating all online marketing campaigns -  and then converting them into new clients. The latter centres on building and improving the custom built CRM (Client Relationship Management) system.

Find a London Office is building a library of tools and resources for new and existing business tenants - anyone looking for office space in London. Ben is in overall charge of our content strategy. He is the editor for our blog - managing our various contributors and authors. He also designs and builds our tools and resources, such as the Office Space Calculator.

Ben was born and brought up in London and is both a keen champion of the capital’s strengths as well as an observer of its many quirks, both very much in evidence in his blog posts!

Ben is married with two daughters and lives in Surrey. He is keen runner and will be running the Surrey Half Marathon in March 2014 to raise money for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. He is also a founding member of Pedal4Charity, who have been raising money for the Hospices for the past 6 years. His interests include politics and history, cricket, baking and photography and science fiction - in no particular order!

Ben's Latest Post: Top 15 proven productivity secrets for the office

About Alice

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Alice is responsible for our client relations. She is the first point of contact for all our new prospects. Alice is also in charge of all our social media communication.

Alice trained at the KLC School of Interior Design in 2005 and Wimbledon Art School in 2007. She is also a director of Wick & Tallow, where she has developed an interest in the press and marketing.

Alice loves London - anything cultural: the many design galleries and museums are particular favourites. Alice is also thrilled by the capital's burgeoning reputation for good food and the explosion of exciting, diverse, new restaurants throughout London.

Alice's Latest Post: Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

About Jamie

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Jamie has over 5 years’ experience in Commercial Property and is a specialist in Serviced and Managed Offices.

A Graduate of Leeds Met University and a qualified, non-practising Energy Surveyor, he entered the property market working for a leading serviced office brokerage, followed by a serviced office provider. This invaluable experience of both sides of the market, together with his personable nature wealth of knowledge, means Jamie is perfectly placed to understand, match and ultimately fulfil his brief of finding his clients their new office space.

Jamie lives in North London with his fiancé and aside from office space, his main passion is football, whether it be playing or supporting his beloved Arsenal. He also enjoys going on holiday, but then again, who doesn’t!

 

Jamie's Latest Post: Brexit means Flexible! Opt for flexible space in uncertain times

About Alex

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Alex Stanford-Tuck of Somers Property is a 'niche' agents who specialise solely in the institutional property market or property within the D1 or C2 use classes. This is often called the 3rd sector.

Alex acts for owners and occupiers of this special property type carrying out broadly three functions; disposals, acquisitions and consultancy. This is a diverse and often little understood corner of the market and he prides himself on the knowledge and understanding he has of it. He has acted for many different types of client within the sector which cover those involved mainly in education, religion and the medical profession.

Somers Property are the only agent to keep a detailed database of all D1/C2 property which comes to the market and can thus advise their clients accurately when acquiring property on their behalf.

He also has excellent contacts with architects, planning consultants, solicitors and contractors and often assist his clients in undertaking planning exercises to achieve a change of use to suit the required need. He can assist clients from the beginning to the end of this sometimes challenging and complicated process.

The following is a list of uses which fall within the D1 and C2 categories:

D1 Property

Crèche, Day nurseries, Schools, Colleges, Training centres, Places of worship, Church halls, Clinics, Doctors surgeries, Dentists, Vets, Day centres,  Museums & Libraries. (See Alex's blog post on D1 Property for more information)

C2 Property

Boarding schools, Residential colleges, Training centres with accommodation, Residential care homes, Hospitals, Convents, Monasteries

If your business falls into any of these uses, or you are seeking premises within which to undertake a business realted to any of the above please do call 020 7484 9266  today.

Alex's Latest Post: How is new D1 space created in a competitive market?

About Alastair

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With 35 years' experience as a commercial surveyor in the City, Alastair has acted for a large number of clients in providing commercial property agency, professional and asset management advice to both landlords and occupiers.  His in-depth experience in these areas has been employed throughout mainland Britain.

Alastair is trustee of Thomas Pocklington Trust, a private charity for the visually impaired, a trustee of the Wellington Trust, a charitable trust set up in 2006 by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners to administer and manage the Headquarters Ship WELLINGTON at Temple Stairs, Embankment and a member of the Felsted School Mission Council, a charitable foundation set up in the 1809s by Felsted School.

Alastair is also a classically trained semi-professional singer.

 

Alastair's Latest Post: City of London Office Space at a Premium
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