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In 1982 Simon co-founded Nelson Bakewell, Chartered Surveyors, renamed in 2007, NB Real Estate. A leading UK Property Consultancy that managed property with a capital value of over £25billion and employed approximately 400 people. Sold to Capita Group Plc in February 2010. Non-executive director from 2005 to 2010.
In 2005 Simon acquired a 25% shareholding and became an executive director of Trehaven Group Limited. The company focuses on property investment, development and joint ventures in the property sector.
Simon has been Chairman of Aston Rose since 2012.
T: 020 7079 1968
James Brown MRICS joined Aston Rose in February 2014. He has over 30 years’ experience in London agency work, operating mainly in the West End and Mid-town markets. Before joining the Aston Rose agency team James operated as an independent specialist. He has held partnerships at both Sparkes Porter and Cluttons and gained his RICS membership whilst with Edward Erdman. James has acted for both landlords and tenants, including: Standard Life, Henderson Global Investors, The Crown Estate, Reef Television, Catalyst Corporate Finance, Sedley Place and Estee Lauder.
James enjoys skiing, sailing, golf and fly fishing.
T: 020 7079 1955
James is one of the four founding partners of Aston Rose. He is a chartered building surveyor with experience in all aspects of building surveying and project management. James concentrates his time on sourcing and bringing to fruition development projects.
Prior to setting up Aston Rose alongside Tim, John and Ken, James worked with RLF and Stiles Harold Williams. James is a past-Chairman of RICS matrics London.
In his spare time he enjoys motor sports, snow boarding and music, and endures being a Tottenham supporter.
T: 020 7079 1954
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Matt joined Aston Rose from MacLaren and Partners, where in excess of £350m worth of transactions, including: sale and leasebacks, forward commitment to purchases and full funding opportunities was conducted. Prior to that, he spent six year at Chase and Partners.
As Director of Investment Matt provides professional advice to a wide range of clients: sourcing assets, asset management strategy and managing the sale/purchase process.
In his spare time he plays rugby (Old Wellingtonian RFC) and 5-a-side football. He is also a keen golfer. Time-permitting he also enjoys cooking, travel and reading contemporary books on social economics (really?!).
T: 020 7079 1953
Ken is a founding partner of Aston Rose and Director, Investment.
Whether it is devising investment strategies, disposing of property or negotiating the purchase of multi-million pound investments, Ken has the knowledge and experience. He provides these services for a diverse range of private and institutional clients. Prior to setting up Aston Rose in 2000, Ken spent 10 years as an Asset Manager with ESN Property Investments Ltd.
Ken is an RICS Fellow. He is past Chairman of both RICS National Junior Organisation and RICS London Junior Branch. He is an active Livery member and currently sits on the Court of The Chartered Surveyors’ Company.
Ken enjoys golf, skiing and attending as many wine courses as possible.
T: 020 7079 1964
Duncan joined Aston Rose early in 2009, prior to which he was a Director at Jones Lang LaSalle where he had worked for 24 years. He is, as stated in Property Week (30.01.09), a ’valuation guru’: providing advice to owners, occupiers and lenders. Duncan is an Expert Witness and an RICS Accredited Mediator.
A Fellow of the RICS, Duncan has been actively involved with the profession for over 25 years, holding a number of senior positions within RICS, including GP Divisional President and RICS Vice-President. He is an active member of The Chartered Surveyors' Company as well as numerous dining clubs and golfing societies.
In his spare time (and depending on the time of year) Duncan can be found on the golf course, on the ski slopes or setting off fireworks!
Jane is a founding member of the Aston Rose team. She is responsible for corporate communications (internal and external) marketing and human resources.
Jane started her career in the Public Relations Team at The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors back in the last century (!). She has been working in the property profession for more years than she will now admit to - having enjoyed a 'year out' in the foodie publishing world.
Jane loves to ski and to dance (sometimes inadvertently together) and is a sports fanatic, particularly enjoying athletics, football, tennis and motor sport. She has a passion for photography and cooking. Generally up for a challenge she has completed the London Marathon, a number of Great North Runs, The Three Peaks, Enduro India, Thames Path Challenge and the MoonWalk. Jane is proud to have been a London 2012 Gamesmaker and volunteer Poppy Planter at The Tower of London.
T: 020 7079 1942
Luke joined the Investment Team at Aston Rose in Spring 2016.
Tim is a founding partner of Aston Rose.
He qualified as a general practice surveyor in the 1980s. As such he has accumulated a vast amount of experience in the acquisition and disposal of all types of commercial property throughout the UK. Tim is a Fellow of the RICS, past-Chairman of RICS England and former member of RICS International Governing Council. He currently sits on the RICS Education Sub-Committee. Tim is also a member of the Board of Southern Housing Group.
Tim is passionate about football – which is a shame considering he supports Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and the national England team. He also enjoys a wide taste in music and literature.
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Colin heads up the Building Consultancy department at Aston Rose.
For over 20 years, prior to joining forces with Aston Rose, Colin ran his own niche surveying practice, CTG Surveyors, where they specialised in refurbishment and new build projects, covering high end residential, commercial, media and the performing arts sectors.
Colin is a keen sailor and was proud to be a part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames in 2012.
As MD of Aston Rose, John deals with the strategic elements of running the company and is Director in charge of the Property Management department.
Prior to Aston Rose John trained and worked in the Mayfair office of Ernest Owers & Williams.
He is a Fellow of RICS. Indeed, for well over 20 years John was actively involved with RICS at all levels - local, national and international – where he sat on and Chaired many committees and even made it to Senior Vice-President. He is a member of The Chartered Surveyors' Company and Honorary Secretary of the 1913 Wilderness Club.
John is a keen skier, enjoys the film industry and ‘experimental’ cooking.