Ian qualified in May 1989 as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has over 25 years of property experience. Ian gained considerable experience with Savills, Drivers Jonas and six years with Chesterton Plc as a Director. During this time, he covered all aspects of commercial property including freehold and leasehold disposal and acquisition, and strategic asset management advice for a wide range of corporate and private clients.
Ian was with private property company Targetfollow from 2000 - 2011, where he became Managing Director of Property and Development with overall responsibility for running the Group's portfolio of 60 assets. Reporting to the board and managing 6 departments, Ian had direct accountability for the property, development & project management, facilities management, technology and marketing departments.
During this time Ian was directly involved in the acquisition of over £500 million of property assets, the management of over 700 tenants and the delivery of major development projects.
Ian's remit also encompassed Managing Director of Targetspace, a company providing high quality serviced office space. Targetspace employed a team of 20 people and managed over 1,400 workstations in four different locations.