Wellington Region Manager + Chartered Building Surveyor
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Ben brings over 20 years’ experience in commercial/ residential surveying and strategic property management, along with extensive operational expertise, to his role as Manager of Prendos’ Wellington office.
Ben achieved a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying in 1996 and was elected a professional member of the RICS in 2000. Over the years he’s worked his way from being a ‘hands on’ building surveyor, through senior property management to property director level at a number of organisations, including FTSE 100 companies, across the UK. He also spent time as a self-employed consultant, launching a start-up that provided high level ‘trouble shooting’ for small to medium sized businesses looking for strategic advice and support in driving efficiency and profit improvements.
Ben’s most recent position was to create and build the ‘Building Consultancy’ team at BWB Consulting, a new national service line for this well established, UK-wide structural and civil engineering business. Here he was responsible for the performance of the service line profit and loss, business development, tender submissions and resource management. A key achievement was leading a pan-European Technical Due Diligence exercise for a large investment vehicle from Asia, completing a full evaluation on a 13bn Euro portfolio across 17 countries in just eight weeks. At the time this was believed to be the largest European single property transaction in history.
An experienced, pragmatic and driven ‘people person’, Ben excels in an environment where organisational change has been identified as a key requirement for growth and profitability. His ability to communicate with people at all levels sees him bring teams together to deliver successful, strategic business outcomes.
Ben spends his spare time researching, locating and restoring classic cars and vintage vehicles. He is also a keen collector of mid-century furniture and art.
QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
2000 RICS – Building Surveying Division
1996 BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, De Montfort University, Leicester
CONTACTDDI 04 912 3620 | [email protected]
Level 7, BERL House, 108 The Terrace, Wellington, 6142 | PO Box 10 278, Wellington 6142