Paul Baker BSc(Hons) MRICS
Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial property sector and has been a qualified Chartered Surveyor for over 16 years.
He began his career at a local firm of surveyors in Epsom as a commercial property agent in the sales and lettings team. He then moved on to the Management Department and became involved rent review, lease renewal and dilapidation work. This included business rates appeals and residential block management.
After a short spell at Strettons in the Auction Department, Paul secured a position at Jones Lang LaSalle in the Asset Management Department. This involved working with high profile property investment clients and blue chip corporate clients. Property asset management experience included flagship office and mixed use investments in the City of London and the West End.
More recently Paul moved client side and was Head of Commercial Property for Affinity Sutton, a large Housing Association of 1,500 plus staff. He implemented an accommodation strategy programme to rationalise existing office space and acquire new premises to suit the changing business needs. This involved the negotiation of Lease surrenders and project managing reinstatement work and new office fit outs.
Bruce Ritchie MBIFM
Facilities Management Consultant
Bruce has worked in the Facilities Management industry for over 20 years. Whilst at Jones Lang LaSalle he worked his way up from Building Manager to Regional Facilities Manager responsible for over 50 multi-let offices and mixed use buildings. Bruce worked with Paul delivering a high level of service to clients and occupiers at high profile buildings.
Bruce then moved to Affinity Sutton as Senior Facilities Manager to assist Paul with managing the commercial property portfolio.
More recently, Bruce worked for Vail Williams before setting up his own Facilities Management Consultancy.
Prior to embarking on a career in Facilities Management, Bruce was in the Household Calvary for 22 years reaching the rank of Warrant Officer.
Ben Calnan BA(Hons) MA
Ben has experience working in administration for Surrey County Council.
He previously worked for a reputable Surrey Estate Agency helping to secure house sales.