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Golf Agents’ Retirement Lunch

12.10am 21st May 2013 - People - This story was updated on Friday, May 24th, 2013

Left to right Ben Allen (GVA Humberts Leisure); Alan Plumb (Savills); Tom Marriot (HMH Golf & Leisure); Charles Greville-Heygate (Strutt & Parker); Mark Smith (Smith Leisure); Martin Brister (GVA Humberts Leisure); Peter Gwilliam (Peter Gwilliam & Co); Nick Hopton (HMH Golf & Leisure); Hugh Wilkinson; Ian Simpson (Savills)
Left to right Ben Allen (GVA Humberts Leisure); Alan Plumb (Savills); Tom Marriot (HMH Golf & Leisure); Charles Greville-Heygate (Strutt & Parker); Mark Smith (Smith Leisure); Martin Brister (GVA Humberts Leisure); Peter Gwilliam (Peter Gwilliam & Co); Nick Hopton (HMH Golf & Leisure); Hugh Wilkinson; Ian Simpson (Savills)

Two of the UK’s leading golf property specialist have recently retired – chartered surveyors Martin Brister and Charles Greville-Heygate. To mark the occasion fellow golf property specialists met for a very enjoyable lunch sharing golf industry anecdotes at Marco Pierre White’s Carnarvon Arms near Newbury.

Martin Brister was with Humberts Leisure which later merged with GVA and Charles Greville-Heygate was with William Hillary Leisure & Hotels which later merged with Strutt & Parker. Between the two of them they have huge experience and knowledge of the golf property market in areas such as sales and acquisitions, valuations (particularly for banks for secured lending), rent reviews, lease renewals and expert witness work. Both have been key players in the UK golf property market since the late 1970’s.

The eight other golf property specialists in the picture above represent those who have worked in the industry since the 1980s. It was a particularly special occasion as it was the first time that all had gathered in one place, even though all are professional colleagues. At the lunchtime toast to Martin and Charles’ enjoyable and relaxing retirement, Charles responded by saying: “I have been very fortunate to have worked with and against such a really pleasant and professional group of people and I wish you all success for the rest of your careers.”

 

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