Our Team

The people behind Newton Perkins. 

Roger Weaver

Partner BSc FRICS

Roger Weaver

Partner BSc FRICS

Roger specialises in major corporate relocations and overall strategic property advice, including lease restructuring.

Corporate clients include Allianz, Argenta Holdings Plc, Advent Capital, Antares Group, BMS Group, Liberty Mutual, Newline Group, QBE European Operations, Ren Re, Royal London Asset Management, Tokio Marine Kiln Group, and THB Group.

Roger was voted City Deal-Maker of the year for 2013 (by CoStar Group).

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Chris Sutcliffe

Partner MRICS

Chris Sutcliffe

Partner MRICS

Chris is a specialist in the City of London office market and focuses on marketing office buildings, together with development/major refurbishment advice.

Chris’s extensive leasing activities have given him a first class working knowledge of building design and specification which complements his other disciplines so as to maximise his clients’ financial returns whilst minimising financial exposure.

Current clients include: Mars Pension Trustees, Aviva Investors, Land Securities plc, Universities Superannuation Scheme, Threadneedle Property Investments, Schroder Property Investment Management, Rockspring and Credit Suisse.

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Jonathan Beilin

Partner BA MSc MRICS

Jonathan Beilin

Partner BA MSc MRICS

Jonathan is a partner in the agency department and is a ‘one company man’ having joined Newton Perkins in 2005.  

He has an outstanding track record of successful dealings for leading landlord and occupier clients and focusses on providing strategic advice on marketing/letting campaigns, alongside lease consultancy and relocation advice to occupiers.   

Current Landlord clients include Aviva Investors, Nuveen, AEW, REInvest, DTZ IM, M&G Real Estate and Tellon Capital. Occupier clients include Indeed, Meridian RSL, John Charcol, EWM Global, BOARD MIT and Jaguar Building Services.  

Outside of work Jonathan is kept even busier by his three young daughters. When he can escape you’ll find him on a 5 aside pitch or tennis court or otherwise in recovery with his wife!

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Graham Speed

Head of Property Management BSc MRICS

Graham Speed

Head of Property Management BSc MRICS

Graham is Head of our Property Management Department having extensive Asset Management and Landlord and Tenant experience.

Graham leads a specialist team of property managers and accounts staff together with site staff based at managed properties.

Clients include The Transport Salaried Staffs Association and Unity R.E. SpA.

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Nick Russell-Smith

Partner MSc MRICS

Nick Russell-Smith

Partner MSc MRICS

Nick is a Partner within Newton Perkins’ City agency department with a strong track record in both office acquisitions and disposals. Nick has spent the last 9 years specialising in the City of London and fringe markets, predominantly with regard to Landlord advisory. Prior to this Nick spent 5 years working in Hong Kong, where his main focus was on acquisition lettings for multi-national companies.

Following an MSc in Commercial Real Estate, Nick qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and has spent the majority of his career at CBRE in Hong Kong followed by Cushman & Wakefield in London, prior to joining Newton Perkins in 2021.

Nick focuses on providing strategic advice to institution Landlords on building design, specification, marketing campaigns and lease negotiations, alongside lease consultancy and relocation advice to office occupiers.

Landlord clients include Brookfield, Tellon Capital, London & Oxford, Great Portland Estates, DTZ IM, Resolution Properties, Mayfair Capital, Trilogy, London Wall Group, Schroders, Nan Fung.

Occupier clients include Citibank, Bloomberg, Amex, Hasbro, Avery Dennison, Time Inc, Silicon Valley Bank, Macmillan Publishers, Newell Rubbermaid, Rabobank.

George Blakemore

Head of Tenant Rep BSC

George Blakemore

Head of Tenant Rep BSC

George has recently joined Newton Perkins as a Head of Tenant Rep in the agency department.  He started his career at Knight Frank in 2010, advising both Landlords as well as Occupiers.  For the last 7 years, he has focused on solely advising Occupiers with strategic as well as transactional advice. 

A selection of previous Occupier clients have included Bumble, JMW Solicitors, Fishawack Health, IP Group, MTR Crossrail, GSN Games & Travelodge.

James Clarke

Head of Professional Services

James Clarke

Head of Professional Services

James joined the firm in 2019 to head up the Professional Services Department, having previously worked for Lambert Smith Hampton in the West End. James qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1995 having previously completed a degree in Estate Management with University of Reading.  

James has extensive experience in providing strategic advice to occupiers, owners and developers on all business rates including Check, Challenge, Appeal (CCA), rate reliefs, rates mitigation and Completion Notices. Additionally James provides lease advice in respect of rent reviews, lease renewals, lease re-gears and extensions and other lease advisory matters both in London and the provinces.

 

Giles Godbold

Capital Markets

Giles Godbold

Capital Markets

Giles specialises in the capital markets sector within the City of London. He focuses on the sale and purchase of investment and development property across an increasingly broad range of asset classes.

His expertise in spotting value, creating and then implementing a business plan has helped his clients make significant returns over the years.

Recent clients include: Nuveen, Collier’s Capital, InfraRed Capital Partners, Principal Real Estate Europe, Pembrey AM, Moorgarth Group and LRP Ltd.

Lauren Kininmonth

Accountant FCA

Lauren Kininmonth

Accountant FCA

Lauren is an experienced Finance Director and FCA Chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience of finance and business operations within government, banking, property and retail, business planning, strategy, restructuring, cost management and financing are key areas of expertise. 

Lauren joined Newton Perkins in Spring 2021 to manage our accounting, finance and HR. 

Ian Sonnenthal

Consultant Tenant Rep

Ian Sonnenthal

Consultant Tenant Rep

Ian is a Consultant Tenant Rep at Newton Perkins and is one of the City of London’s best known agency personalities.

He is renowned as the most active agent in the City, typically averaging 50/60 transactions a year (ie 1 per week!).

Specialising in leasing, his extensive client list is primarily drawn from Insurance, Shipping, IT, Legal  sectors etc including S A Meacock & Co Ltd, Zeus Brokers Limited, EC3 Legal, Beach and Associates, APC Underwriting, Zelle international LLP, Matson, Driscoll & Damico UK LLP, Doyle Clayton, Polaris UK Ltd and Crispin Speers & Partners Limited.

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Matt Williams

Consultant - Building Surveyor

Matt Williams

Consultant - Building Surveyor

Consultant Matt Williams is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 20 years of experience working in commercial property. His expertise spans across a number of disciplines including technical due diligence, dilapidations and project services. More recently the building surveying consultancy has pivoted to embrace the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) requirements that form a pivotal component of the more traditional services offered.

Matt and his team pride themselves on their ability to work closely with our client's to ensure that even the most complex of instructions can be addressed in a commercial and timely manner in order to facilitate their business needs. 

Harry Woods

Surveyor BSc (Hons) MRICS

Harry Woods

Surveyor BSc (Hons) MRICS

We welcome Harry to the Newton Perkins team as a Graduate Surveyor after completing his degree in Real Estate at Oxford Brookes University.

Harry is predominantly supporting our City Office agency team, while also assisting in the professional and investment department.

Outside of work, Harry is a competitive sportsman playing rugby to a high level having represented North of England Counties. In the summer months Harry is an enthusiastic golfer playing at his home course Royal Birkdale.

Alice Wiley

Graduate Surveyor

Alice Wiley

Graduate Surveyor

Alice recently completed a BA degree in Planning and Property Development, at Oxford Brookes University. Following a stint of travelling around South America as part of a belated Gap Year, Alice joined the Newton Perkins Team as a graduate surveyor.  

Alice is predominantly supporting our City Disposals Team, whilst also assisting the Acquisitions and Investment departments.  

Outside of work Alice enjoys taking part in a variety of sports including Skiing and Tennis. 

Yavuz Mustafa

Accounts Manager

Yavuz Mustafa

Accounts Manager

Yavuz is a highly experienced Property Management Accounts Manager who joined Newton Perkins from a leading West End firm to handle the firm's expanding portfolio.

He has extensive experience in managing complex service charges and handles a wide range of accounts, providing a tailored service to suit individual client's requirements.

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