+44 (0)20 8400 8895
+44 (0)20 8400 8895
John’s clients include
“Over 30 years’ experience in the commercial property sector”
John qualified as a Chartered Surveyor 1991 and co-founded the company in 1993.
John graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Estate Management from Greenwich University in 1988 and has worked in the commercial property sector ever since, specialising in West London and The Thames Valley.
John’s experience includes the acquisition and disposal of office and industrial accommodation on behalf of both landlords and tenants, as well as lease advisory work, plus landlord & tenant advice on some very high-profile cases. John often provides expert advice and reports where required for planning, dispute resolution and a wide range of other purposes.
John’s experience also includes provision of investment and development advice on existing, new build and refurbishment opportunities.
The provision of strategic advice to large corporate occupiers is one of John’s core activities.
In a property career now well into his fourth decade, John could be described as a Veteran, with an eye for detail and spotting ‘angles’ that are not obvious to others in many cases. With more than 3,000 deals under his belt, successful negotiation techniques and the ability to spot ‘the deal’ come as second nature.
Outside of work, John likes to spend time with his family, enjoying healthy living and regular challenging exercise as part of life’s routine. John is a keen Brentford FC fan, and has enjoyed working with the club on the procurement of the new Brentford Community Stadium, acquisition of offices within the adjoining 27 Great West Road office building, negotiations on the Jersey Road training facility and valuation matters at Griffin Park.
Trading in stocks, shares and commodities is a hobby that John has developed and enjoys, along with study of the economic factors and drivers that affect values. With an appetite for risk commensurate with that taken back in 1993 when setting up Vokins, John’s trading activity is certainly not conservative, in his quest for asymmetric investment opportunities and returns.