Life at Montagu Evans About Our departments

Planning & Development

Our commercial planning and development team draws its success from some of the brightest talent in the industry. Their experience spans a mix of complex public and private sector projects across a range of uses; combining housing, regeneration, repurposing, health and commercial advice under one roof.

Our skilled team dedicate their time to building in-depth knowledge of the political landscape, the local communities they work in, the existing and emerging policies impacting on development opportunities and their relationships with decision makers and other stakeholders. They enable change and ensure the successful delivery of schemes throughout the UK.

Within the team are specialist historic experts who provide advice on all aspects of cultural heritage, townscape and related design matters, including adding commercial value within the historic environment and specialist asset advisory, responsible for delivering maximum returns for long term owners, whilst our development managers assess design, viability and negotiate terms with key occupiers.

The combined planning and development team offers unique strategic advice, build on long term and trusted relationships and ensure increased value and sustainable growth. Their collaboration across the business gives them insight into public sector stakeholder, landlord, developer, land owner and occupier intelligence for holistic advice on complex multi-sector projects.

Specialist Valuation

Our specialist valuation team offers a unique combination of class leading valuation and rating services that support our clients crucial financial management decisions across both the public and private sectors.

We operate in full compliance with RICS regulations and guidance with a robust approach to provide accurate valuations, against ever changing market conditions, through the adoption of the most pertinent valuation techniques. We specialise in complex and highly technical valuation instructions where we seek to add value to our clients at every opportunity whilst minimising costs.

Our Rating specialists are one of the most established teams in the UK with a particular focus on the provision of specialist advice tailored to the individual needs of our clients, be they landlords, developers or occupiers and include advice on rates mitigation and rates management.

Our representation on a variety of frameworks range from large scale banking and government through to niche sectors such as education and health, giving our teams great exposure and an ability to draw upon our vast range of skills and expertise

Commercial Agency & Advisory

Combining experts from lease advisory, consultancy, investment and agency in both the landowner/landlord and occupier space, we operate a collaborative, sector focused commercial and transactional team. Our Industrial and Logistics, Retail and Leisure, Offices and Alternative Living teams advise, acquire and sell with a collective view to ensure we can deliver a strong return.

Every asset has a business plan and we review the skills required based on those plans to ensure robust advice is given under a range of scenarios or performing sectors.

In each of our Commercial Agency and Advisory teams we offer sector focused expertise in four key services:

  • Agency – Our leasing and agency teams provide input into marketing and targeting pre-lets to help reduce your letting risk, and insight into both the occupier and landlord markets across their specialist sectors to assist in the transaction of assets.
  • Investment – Our Investment team’s knowledge of local markets and their close network of advisers enable us to successfully purchase or sell properties that meet our client’s tightly defined criteria.
  • Lease Advisory – Our cross sector lease advisory teams provide detailed technical knowledge, expert witness support (if necessary) and market insight in undertaking rent reviews, lease renewals and lease restructures, to ensure optimum returns and savings for landlords and occupiers.
  • Development – Integrated into our commercial teams are development specialists who look at all alternative use options to underwrite each assets value and maximise returns.

Property Management

Our property management team combines a mix of strategic thinkers responsible for client and tenant liaison, through understanding risk, finance and compliance, across all property sectors to which they manage.

The success of our team ensures that overall building systems and operations run well. Risks are mitigated through active management and robust compliance, rent, service charges and through regular and thorough reporting. Combined with our “best in class” UK based Accounts Department.

Our experienced and stable teams also proactively manage the sustainability of our assets as well as ensuring local community and customer engagement is maintained and developed.