Given our success in the residential development sector, Rob, Grant and Ian are further leading Bray Fox Smiths expansion into a wider market via the BFS Living platform, providing targeted residential development advice and transactional services.
Rob Bray – Director
Rob’s background in commercial property gives him a depth of knowledge across many property sectors & locations and a context of how residential uses might fit in to various environments or replace the existing outdated stock.
A combined knowledge of the property market and planning process have led him to acting as an agent and consultant on a broad spectrum of properties and as an expert witness on major Planning Enquiries.
Over 25 years he has acquired and sold numerous buildings and sites from small offices for conversion to 50 acre+ green and brownfield sites and has spearheaded the expansion in to the residential market via BFS Living.
Grant Beasley – Director
Grant joined Bray Fox Smith as a Director in 2021 and is responsible for providing a full spectrum of residential development advice to vendors and purchasers across London and the UK.
He has a wealth of experience in the sale and purchase of development opportunities across London and the south east. He works closely with clients to deliver innovative market strategies and deliver optimal receipts. Before joining Bray Fox Smith, he was an Associate Director in the Cushman & Wakefield Residential Land and development team which he joined back in 2014 and was responsible for the delivery of in excess of 70 transactions in this period.
Ian Leather – Director
Ian has over 30 years’ experience working in London and the Home Counties with a knowledge of key markets. He operates across a broad range of sectors and has utilised a wealth of experience working for clients on a range of residential led projects managing land sales/acquisitions, advising on strategic land holdings and providing consultancy advice on regeneration and placemaking projects.
Recent projects include: the sale of 50 plus acres for LaSalle as part of the MK SW Urban Extension; advising on 300 acres in east Northants, including sales of land for 95 and 314 units respectively. Ian has also advised clients on the disposal of obsolete buildings for PDR schemes.
Ian works with a range of national housebuilders looking at the strategy for the disposal of commercial phases of a larger residential led development and his clients include LaSalle Strategic Land, Central England Coop, Redrow, Barratt Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Northampton College, Northamptonshire County Council and Dandara Living.
Will Agnew – Director
Will joined Bray Fox Smith Living team in 2022 to expand the residential development team with a focus on the acquisition and disposal of development sites across London and the South East of England.
Prior to joining Bray Fox Smith Living, Will worked at Colliers where he worked the residential development team for nine years becoming one of the youngest partners in the business.
Outside of work Will spends the majority of his time on his family farm in Norfolk enjoying country pursuits and supporting his beloved Norwich City FC; where he is a season ticket holder.