Richard Lunn - Director and Head of CareRichard joined Christie + Co in 1989 from a major retirement housing developer. He has specialised in healthcare throughout his career and has worked throughout the company’s network, with periods managing the Winchester, Bristol and Birmingham Offices. Richard was made an Associate Director in 1996 and a Director in 1998, becoming responsible for the care sector in 1999. Working with our local agency teams, Richard has developed relationships with the top corporate healthcare operators and financiers, selling over 50% of all individually transacted care homes in the UK for each of the last two years.
Associate Director, Corporate Childcare
Rosie joined Christie + Co in 2003 working in our Manchester office. Rosie specialised in the Care sector where she managed the sales of Children’s Day Nurseries, Care Homes and specialist care businesses throughout the North West.
Rosie joined the Corporate Childcare team in 2013 focusing on further developing existing relationships within the corporate childcare sector as well as working with regional groups throughout the UK. She has an excellent network of business contacts and is looking forward to working closely with these individuals to meet their business requirements.
Director Head of Advisory & Valuation Services, Germany
Armin is based in Christie + Co's Munich Office. Having joined the company as a Senior Consultant in January 2004 he is now a Director & Head of Advisory and Valuation Services. Prior to this he worked for PKF hotelexperts. He has gained extensive experience of hotel feasibility, valuation studies and strategic consultancy work, having worked on a wide range of hotels, serviced apartments, time-share and other leisure properties throughout Europe. More recently, he has worked alongside his UK colleagues on a number of care home valuations.
Armin holds a Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) degree in Economics, specializing in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. Furthermore, he holds a special degree in Real Estate (Immobilienökonom IRE/BS), which is comparable to a Master of Science in Real Estate. Armin has authored several articles on hotel valuation and other hotel related topics.
Associate Director, Corporate Healthcare
Bernard has over 14 years’ experience in the property sector with a focus on commercial agency and professional advisory services. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and has a BSc (Hons) degree in Estates Management. He is also a fluent French speaker. Since joining Christie + Co, he has been working from the Winchester office, identifying land and development opportunities within the healthcare sector across the South East, as well as advising on the sale of corporate businesses as going concerns throughout Greater London.
Associate Director, Corporate VS Healthcare
Charlie joined Christie + Co in 2011 having worked in the property market since 2005 and specialising in healthcare since 2008. She is based in our London Office where she undertakes valuations of a range of healthcare properties, including elderly and specialist care, children’s homes, day nurseries, pharmacies, GP’s surgeries and dental practices. Charlie attained a degree in Law with German Law from King’s College London, a Masters degree in Property Valuation & Law from Cass Business School and is an MRICS qualified Chartered Surveyor.
Chris Day joined Christie + Co in 1985 and, having worked in the Manchester, Birmingham and London Offices, was appointed Managing Director in 1993. He has overall responsibility for all Christie + Co's specialist transactional and advisory activities. Chris has overseen the successful expansion of Christie + Co into a truly global firm, which currently has 27 offices throughout Europe.
Based in the London office, Chris has particular responsibility for our international operations and he travels regularly. He specialises in the sale and valuation of hotels, public houses and restaurants and has led teams handling numerous disposal and valuation assignments for many high profile clients.
Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC). He commenced his career in the property profession in 1975, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1980. In recent years he has chaired the Central London Branch of the RICS, and is currently a member of the London Regional Board of the RICS.
Director, Corporate Childcare
As Director of Corporate Child-Centric Sectors at Christie + Co, Courteney has a vast range of expertise in the childcare and education sectors. Courteney has specialised in the nursery sector since 1999, providing valuation, transactional and consultative advice to operators, banks and investors. In one capacity or another, she has been involved in every major nursery transaction since 2006. Working with owners of single settings, regional and national nursery groups across the UK, Courteney has a unique insight into current trends in the market, including levels of demand and sustainability. Alongside her work in the nursery sector, Courteney also advises on other child-centric businesses including residential special educational needs schools, children’s homes, independent schools and foster care businesses.
Alongside Courteney’s national role at Christie + Co, and as testament to her expertise in the nursery sector, she was invited to join the board of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) as a Co-opted Trustee.
Courteney is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars, including in 2011 the Laing & Buisson 2011 Children’s Nurseries Conference, and Childcare Expo.
Director and Head of Valuation Services
Darren joined Christie + Co’s Birmingham office as a valuer in 2001, before moving to Leeds in 2004 as Valuation Services Manager and latterly Location Manager of the Leeds office in 2005.
In January 2007 Darren moved to London to take up the position of national head of Valuation Services and now has overall responsibility for our national team of valuers, our appointments to bank valuation panels, RICS regulation and compliance and the Company’s Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Darren is a RICS qualified Chartered Valuation Surveyor, a Registered Valuer and also enjoys participating as an APC Assessor for the RICS. During his time at Christie + Co, he has worked on a variety of valuation projects on a local, regional and national scale, gaining substantial experience across all six of our trading sectors. In particular, he has extensive experience in the valuation of petrol forecourts, holiday & caravan parks and the pharmacy & medical sectors.
David joined Christie + Co in 1972 and was Managing Director prior to the formation of Christie Group in 1985 when he was appointed Group Managing Director and later Chief Executive. David is Chairman of Christie + Co and has many years’ experience in the sale and valuation of businesses. In particular, he has extensive experience of the hotel sector worldwide.
Director, Corporate Care
Jeremy started his career with Christie + Co as part of Birmingham’s Valuation Services team. He was appointed Director in December 2006 and in June 2007 he joined our national Corporate Care team. Jeremy holds a BSc (Hons) in Valuation and Estates Management and became RICS qualified in 1996. Over the past twelve years, he has been involved in a number of healthcare projects across the UK, providing professional advice to owner occupiers and corporate operators as well as the principal lending institutions. He has a vast amount of experience and has provided advisory services across a range of care sectors, including elderly care, specialist young adult and children’s homes, independent hospitals, children’s day care, schools, doctors’ surgeries and dental practices.
Director and Head of Leisure & Development
Jon joined Christie + Co in 1984 and has extensive experience of the sale and valuation of leisure businesses, together with the development of leisure and hospitality property involving both solus and mixed-use schemes. He has worked in our Leeds, Newcastle and London Offices, being instrumental in the development of our corporate pubs business in the early 1990s.
In 1995 Jon established Christie + Co’s Leisure and Development business working throughout the UK with numerous operators, developers and investors including the likes of Academy Leisure, Aprirose, Berkeley Group, Esporta, Fitness4Less, FX Leisure, GL-14 Group, Genr8, Grantside Developments, Harrison Developments, Leeds City Council, Moto Hospitality, Neptune Developments, Nexum, Nuffield Health, Opus Land, Oxford Hospitality, Rushbond Group, St Modwen, Starboard Hotels and Tesco.
Associate Director, Corporate Care
Having originally joined Christie + Co in 2000, Julie left in 2003 to work for a specialist care agency concentrating on care home groups and private operators as well as development and ‘turn key’ sales.
Julie rejoined Christie + Co in February 2010 and is based in our Newcastle Office where she is building on the experience she has gained working with regional operators on sales and acquisitions, as well as covering the North of England and Scotland in a corporate role, establishing and strengthening relationships with major care home owners and operators.
Director, Corporate VS Healthcare
Martin has been a Chartered Surveyor since 1993 and has specialised in the healthcare sector since 1997. He joined Christie + Co in 2002 and has overall responsibility for valuations in the healthcare sector. Major clients include Voyage Care, HC One, CareTech Community Services Plc and Terra Firma Capital Partners.
Martin provides advice relating to various types of property including children's day nurseries, private hospitals, elderly care units and specialist units for the handicapped, including some providing an educational element. Prior to specialising in the sector, Martin practiced in the commercial property sector both in the UK and in Australia.
Michael Hodges joined Christie + Co in 2002 to work from our Bristol office. He relocated to Milton Keynes in 2004 where he was appointed Valuation Services Manager and subsequently Location Manager. He was appointed Director of Christie + Co in 2005 and joined the Corporate Care team in 2007.
Michael is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with 13 years’ experience within Christie + Co’s specialist sectors. He has had extensive exposure to the care sector, providing valuation, consultancy and landlord and tenant advice in connection with substantial national and regional portfolios in addition to single asset properties. His market knowledge spans elderly and specialist care, as well as children’s homes, day nurseries and schools. In relation to his landlord and tenant practice, Michael acts for a number of leading operators including Busy Bees, Asquith and Bupa.
He also has significant experience as an expert witness where he has appeared in both High Court and Public Inquiry settings. Michael has also successfully developed Christie + Co’s care business in Germany, where over the last three years, he and the German team have advised on a variety of German care businesses and property portfolios with an aggregate value well in excess of €1bn.