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Chris Ridge

As founder of the Practice, Chris Ridge MSc FRICS has over 30 years experience in commercial property, acting for a wide variety of operational businesses, property companies, developers, private investors and land owners. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

 

Key areas of Experience:

  • Portfolio Asset Management - buying and selling investments; strategy; rent collection; service charge management; lease advisory.
  • Formal Valuations - compliant with RICS Valuation Standards 
  • Lease Advisory - rent reviews; lease renewals; landlord & tenant disputes; lease re-gears
  • Relocation & Acqusition Adviceacting confidentially and independently to represent businesses seeking to relocate or acquire new properties or development sites. 
  • Disposal Coordination - independently managing commercial agents and the disposal of leasehold premises on behalf of clients to ensure their commercial objectives are met.
  • Development - Strategy, promotion and appriasals
  • Expert Witness - Reports for court and dispute resolution purposes.

 

Colin Andrews – Consultant  

As a consultant to the Practice Colin provides valuable support as well as a wealth of direct property investment experience with over 40 years involvement in the property industry in a wide variety of roles. Chris and Colin have worked together for over 20 years advising a wide range of private and corporate clients.

 

Kate Cariss - Consultant

Kate has over 20 years' experience working in the property industry including extensive experience in commercial and residential property management and agency, student and keyworker portfolio management and lettings. Kate has a particular interest in the social housing sector and experience in managing large scale stock rationalisation projects, stock disposals and acquisitions. She has successfully worked in the residential land business for the last 5 years and specialises in land finding, land agency, affordable housing negotiations and development consultancy.

 

Christina Gard - Client Account Manager

Christina undertakes the vital role of managing our clients money, service charge accounts, statements and financial reporting to ensure compliance with RICS regulations.

Project 1 Search Acquisition

Search & Acquisition

We are currently appointed by Grovely Pet Supplies Ltd based in Totton to advise on the property aspects of their business expansion. Grovely Pets have ambitious plans to acquire 10 new retail outlets in ...

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Strategic Land

Ridge Asset Management have been retained by Lands Improvement Holdings Ltd, part of the Telereal Trillium Group to research specific strategic greenfield, greenbelt and brownfield sites ...

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Property Management

We currently act for a group of private individuals who collectively own a portfolio of commercial investment properties in East Dorset. The owners recognised that the portfolio was ...

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Project 4 Lease Advisory

Lease Advisory

Acting on behalf of a private landlord client we are providing advice in connection with a commercial lease restructure. Negotiations with the tenant’s advisors have had to balance our client’s objectives to maximise ...

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