Jon Patrick - Director and Head of Leisure & DevelopmentJon 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.
UK Managing Director
Simon Hughes joined Christie + Co in 1987 following a period in the hotel industry. Originally a hotel sector specialist, Simon spent periods in Christie + Co’s Nottingham, Glasgow, Bristol and London offices before going on to manage the company’s London operation until his appointment as UK Managing Director in 2005.
In his current role, Simon has responsibility for UK business and strategy across Christie + Co’s network of regional offices and recently, has led the Company’s expansion into the Medical sectors through the acquisition of Orridge Business Sales, which saw Christie + Co become the UK’s largest specialist pharmacy agency and advisory practice.
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 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 and Head of Corporate Investment & Development
Jonathan was appointed at the beginning of 2008 to head up the London based Investment team which as also advises on development projects, after joining Christie + Co in 2006 as a member of the Corporate Hotels agency team with responsibility for transactions in the north west, midlands and northern home counties. He has a wealth of hotel agency and consultancy knowledge, having worked in the sector for 25 years, with extensive experience in the investment and development disciplines; site sales and acquisitions, operator appointments and developer/operator/investor structures covering leases and management agreements.
Prior to joining Christie + Co, he was a Director of Hotels & Leisure Agency at Lambert Smith Hampton, where Jonathan had a national remit and covered hotel sales and development work, advising on leases, brands and management contracts for clients that included Peel Holdings, West Properties, Langtree Group plc, Gladman and Muse. Other roles included an Associate Directorship at Druce Hotels & Leisure. Transactions handled by Jonathan in the past include sales and acquisitions for Whitbread Hotels, QMH, Macdonald Hotels, Jarvis Hotels and Paten Hotels.