Alan Pemberton

We will be at MIPIM again this year

Attending this year will be Alan Pemberton, Managing Partner; David Mann, Partner; Dan Henn, Partner; Alistair Allison, Partner; and Lisa Gunn, Head of Client and Business Development.

We will be there between 13 – 16 March 2018. If you would like to catch up with any of the MIPIM team, get in touch below:

Alan PembertonDavid MannDan HennAlistair AllisonLisa Gunn

TFT wins mandate for M&G

TFT has been appointed onto the M&G Building Surveying Term Consultancy Agreement. The national framework will extend over three and a half years and will cover core Building Surveying roles, including: Project Management; Technical Due Diligence; Development Monitoring; Dilapidations and Neighbourly Matters. It will also entail Mechanical and Electrical Services, Employers Agent and Cost Consultancy.

Alan Pemberton, Managing Partner, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, said:

M&G is now a slightly different business to how they were when we lasted worked for them. Today there is a major emphasis on investing in large, high quality assets across the UK and Europe. Naturally we are delighted to have been instructed by such an internationally important investor. We expect to be very busy indeed.

TFT makes trio of grad appointments in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester

Independent property and construction consultancy TFT today announced three graduate appointments to its teams in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester.

David Bevan has joined TFT in Cardiff as Graduate Building Surveyor. He joins from Lambert Smith Hampton and obtained a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying from the University of Westminster, London. He reports to Partner John Newton, who heads up TFT’s Cardiff business.

William Bliss joins TFT’s team in Edinburgh, which is led by Technical Partner Neil Wotherspoon. William is a Graduate Building Surveyor at TFT and previously worked for the City of Glasgow Council. He has a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Kit Lu has joined TFT as Graduate Building Surveyor with the firm’s Manchester business, under the leadership of Partner Hugo Bradley. Kit recently completed an internship at Trident Building Consultancy Ltd and prior to this he obtained an MSc in Building Surveying from Nottingham Trent University.

Alan Pemberton, Managing Partner, TFT, said:

It’s testament to TFT’s reputation, client base, and culture that we continue to attract seasoned industry professionals as well as the grads who are the future of the UK commercial property market. We’re very happy to welcome David, William and Kit to the team.

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We won!

We were pleased when our Estates Gazette front cover was shortlisted for Front Cover of the Year by EG and absolutely chuffed to bits to actually win it.

TFT Managing Partner Alan Pemberton is seen here receiving the award from EG Editor Damian Wild and presenter Naga Munchetty at the recent PMA Awards. Our ‘Here for when your world gets a little more risky’ cover bought gasps and then cheers when it was shown in the auditorium.

So if you need to de-risk your property assets, you know who to talk to.

TFT at MIPIM for the 20th year

TFT will once again be out in force at MIPIM this year. David Mann, Alan Pemberton, Dan Henn and Paul Spaven will all be in attendance at Cannes and putting their best foot forward along the Croisette.

On the agenda for meetings this year will be Technical Due Diligence (TDD) and how we deliver objective advice to manage risk, inform the transaction process and establish the inherent worth of the property or portfolio on acquisitions in the UK and across Europe. We will also be discussing Project Management, combining the discipline of project management with a thorough understanding of building construction; helping investors, lenders, developers, owners and occupiers achieve best value from their property assets. Get in touch if you would like to meet up.

Two new end of year appointments at TFT

TFT has made two appointments at its London headquarters.

Richard Kirkham joins as a Quantity Surveyor from Henry Riley LLP. Richard has been a surveyor for six years. Alexandros Kyrkopoulos joins as an Energy and Sustainability Consultant in TFT’s market-leading Sustainability Team. Alexandros is a qualified Low Carbon Consultant and joins TFT from AECOM.

Alan Pemberton, Managing Partner, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, said:

These end-of-year appointments at TFT London demonstrate the high calibre of candidates who are attracted to TFT’s breadth of clients and top-notch relationships with some of the most well-known names in commercial real estate. It’s a pleasure to welcome Alex and Richard to the team.

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New partner appointed at TFT

TFT, independent property and construction consultancy, has announced the appointment of Murray Anderson as Technical Partner leading its Development Management team. Murray joins TFT from Aspire Development Management where he spent two years working with blue-chip property companies in developing mixed-use schemes.

Alan Pemberton, Managing Partner, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, said:

We pride ourselves on our long-standing and close relationships to clients; none more so than during this time of uncertainty. This market requires us to be genuinely focused on understanding the main drivers affecting our clients’ projects.

Murray brings a wealth of experience to TFT, seamlessly managing a number of major schemes for some of the UK’s most well-known property investors. We are delighted to welcome him on board in this pivotal role, leading and growing this part of TFT.

TFT Edinburgh makes first promotion to partner on first anniversary

Neil Wotherspoon from TFT’s Edinburgh office has been promoted to Technical Partner. TFT Edinburgh was launched 12 months ago by Neil who joined TFT from AECOM. Since that time, the team has grown fourfold serving clients in Edinburgh and across Scotland and the North East of England including Screwfix, Tesco, Royal Bank of Scotland and Aviva Investors.

Alan Pemberton, Managing Partner, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, said:

Neil’s promotion is well-deserved. He not only launched TFT Edinburgh but has seen its client base grow, expanded the team and increased our presence in Edinburgh’s strong commercial property market. One of Neil’s major strengths is his high-level client servicing that works alongside strong technical capability. It’s a pleasure to see this promotion come about only one year after his appointment.

Neil Wotherspoon, Technical Partner, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, said:

With a robust construction sector and a fast-paced transactional market, Scotland is in a healthy position to capitalize on this type of market. I’m delighted to be continuing to play my part in TFT’s success here in Edinburgh.

EG Awards 2016 – TFT shortlisted for ‘Specialist Adviser of the Year’

TFT has been shortlisted in the #EGAwards16 in the ‘Specialist Adviser’ category. Alan Pemberton, Managing Partner, said:

It has been a real year of growth at TFT, investing in our people and providing top-notch support to our clients. It’s great to have that recognised by the judges for this year’s EG Awards.

TFT at MIPIM, again. Project Management & TDD on the agenda.

This will be our 19th year at MIPIM and we suspect it is going to be a very busy one, given the state of the UK property market and continued inward investment from abroad.

This year, we will be updating the market on two key areas of our business:

Technical Due Diligence (TDD) – where we deliver objective advice essential to managing risk, informing the transaction and establishing the inherent worth of the property or portfolio. We support UK and inbound investors who wish to acquire commercial property in the UK and across Europe. This is an area where we have seen strong growth and we are ideally placed to provide local support, knowledge and insights ‘on the ground’.

Project Management, where we bring a tenacious yet objective approach to the role, combining the discipline of project management with Tuffin Ferraby Taylor’s (TFT) thorough understanding of how buildings are constructed. We bring a qualitative approach to the development as well as milestone-based delivery. Our advice to investors, lenders, developers, owners and occupiers helps them achieve best value from their property assets. Developers may wish to discuss how TFT adds value to refurbishment, extension and new build schemes.