Steve Rodell - Director and Head of Retail Steve is a Director and Head of Retail at Christie + Co. He is responsible for coordinating retail brokerage, valuation and advisory services across Christie + Co network. Prior to his current role, Steve successfully developed Christie + Co’s Bank Support and Business Recovery function and was instrumental in developing important relationships with the turnaround and restructuring world, as the credit crunch and recession took hold.
Steve is a Chartered Surveyor with extensive hospitality sector experience and has worked in the business property field since graduating with a degree in Estate Surveying in 1995. He joined Christie + Co at the beginning of 2008, originally recruited to the Corporate Hotels Team.
Director, Corporate Pharmacy & Medical
Matthew joined Christie + Co in 2005 and was made an Associate Director in 2008. Prior to joining the company, Matthew worked for Boots the Chemists, Lloyds TSB and Somerfield in their property departments, where he dealt with valuations, acquisitions, landlord & tenant and estate management issues.
Matthew is responsible for Christie + Co’s Corporate Retail Valuation and Advisory Services nationally and has been involved the companies expansion of professional services within the pharmacy sector.
Director, Corporate Pharmacy & Medical
Tony has a degree in Urban Estate Surveying and joined Christie + Co’s Nottingham office in August 1988, having previously worked for a national firm of estate agents. He spent periods managing, the Bristol and Winchester offices during the late ‘90s and was made a director of the company in December 2002.
In 2004 Tony took up the position of Retail Sector Head with a responsibility for to develop of core services in the retail market to include the Company’s development in the forecourt convenience sector. He has worked on significant projects to include the sale of Petrol Express on behalf of GNE plc, an Aim listed company with an estate of petrol forecourts, sold for £51.66 million as well as marketing over 1,400 closed off licenses for First Quench Retail Ltd in Administration, on behalf of KPMG.
Tony relinquished his position in retail in 2010 to spearhead the Company’s expansion into the Medical sector with a particular responsibility for Pharmacy. Tony regularly presents on the sector to banks and trade organisations as well as providing regular comment in trade media in relation to the pharmacy market.
Associate Director, Corporate VS Retail
Alastair joined Christie + Co in 2011 having spent the first three years of his career working in Dubai and Bahrain. He is based in our London office where he undertakes valuations and consultancy work for Christie + Co’s Corporate Retail team, considering a wide range of properties including pharmacies, petrol filling stations, and convenience stores across the country.
Alastair is an MRICS qualified Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer, having previously attained a degree in Economics from the University of Bristol and a Masters in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University.
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 Medical & Pharmacy
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.