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Our Founding Partners have over 150 years of combined construction and property industry experience across a wide spectrum of sectors and geographies. Our Founding Partners have all previously held senior management positions at Davis Langdon, including Sector Head positions for Offices, Private Residential, and Corporate Real Estate; and Geographic Head positions for Denmark and London. We have an unrivalled breadth and depth of experience and expertise which significantly differentiates us from our competition.

Our Founding Partners are:

Chris Amesbury

Chris has extensive experience across a wide range of commercial and residential-led developments and has successfully delivered numerous high quality residential schemes within the London market. Chris' key strengths are:
- commitment to Client service;
- focus on maximising project value;
- utilising his depth and breadth of experience to achieve positive outcomes.
Chris has worked with many of the UK's leading developers including Grainger, Helical, Derwent, U+I, Landsec and British Land.

Chris Amesbury

E: Chris.Amesbury@corefive.co.uk

James Clark

With over 30 years' experience in commercial development, James has been involved in a wide variety of complex projects. With a passion for ensuring the delivery of successful outcomes and a keen understanding of how projects need to respond to the business objectives of his Clients, James’ key strengths are:
- Strong leadership and organisational skills
- Product definition, value enhancement, risk management
- Innovative procurement strategies
James has successfully delivered for Clients including Helical, British Land, Land Securities, Stanhope, MEPC, Northacre, Crosstree, Kier Property, Blackstone, CPPIB, and QNB Capital.

James Clark

E: james.clark@corefive.co.uk

Gerard Cook

With 30 years' experience spanning residential, commercial, hotels, culture, and arts, Gerard's key specialism is residential/commercial led major mixed-use developments and towers. Prior to co-founding Core Five in 2012 Gerard was an Equity Partner / Director at Davis Langdon / Aecom, where he held senior management roles including Head of Private Residential and Head of London. Gerard's strengths are:
- Leading teams on high profile projects
- Residential/Commercial led mixed use projects
- Towers
Gerard works with many market leading Clients including Native Land, Almacantar, ITV, St George, Derwent London, Landsec, British Land and Lodha Group.

Gerard Cook

E: gerard.cook@corefive.co.uk

Barry Hayden

Barry has over 32 years of experience leading and managing teams on a broad range of challenging and complex projects in both the public and private sectors. Barry has extensive commercial experience and was responsible for leading a number of European and global frameworks with major corporates. Barry's strengths are:
- a strong emphasis on collaborative working
- clear and consistent advice
- ensuring clients can make timely informed decisions that add value and reduce risk
Barry has worked with many Clients including Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Landsec and Stanhope.

Barry Hayden

E: Barry.Hayden@corefive.co.uk

Stephen Pickersgill

Stephen has led and managed teams on a range of challenging and complex projects in both the public and private sectors. He has worked on a variety of projects in the UK, Nordics, Middle East and Far East, ranging from commercial offices, arenas, residential and healthcare, to bridges and monuments. Stephen’s key strengths are:
- Delivering complex and major projects
- Works empathetically with Clients and design teams
- Unswerving commitment in delivering our services
Stephen’s Clients include Helical, QNB, Hines, English Heritage, Realdania, Danish Property Agency and Carlsberg, to name but a few.

Stephen Pickersgill

E: Stephen.Pickersgill@corefive.co.uk

Our Partners are:

David Gabe

David’s 10 years’ experience in Offices, Residential, Hotels, Student Residential and Mixed-Use Developments have included delivery as Cost Manager, EA & Fund Monitor

David Gabe

Simon Hughes

With 22 years of experience Simon has predominantly worked in London, but also has experience in the North West and North East, specialising in the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate sectors.

Simon Hughes

Joseph Blythe

Joseph has 25 years professional experience in Residential, Towers and Mixed Use Developments.

Joseph Blythe

Enson Tu

With 15+ years experience, Enson specialises in advising on costs, procurement, and adding value for residential, residential-led mixed-use schemes including offices and hotels.

Enson Tu

Howard Spurgin

Howard has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor specialising as an Employer’s Agent in the residential sector in London.

Howard Spurgin

Jon Spencer-Hall

Jon has a wide range of experience in delivering high quality complex schemes on constrained sites, specialising in central London office and residential-led mixed use projects.

Jon Spencer-Hall

James Bradley

James has 11 years construction industry experience, specialising in Residential, Commercial and Mixed-use masterplanning schemes, delivering projects from concept through to completion.

James Bradley

Andrew Hyman

Andrew has over 25 years of experience specialising in central London commercial developments for private developers (office, residential, retail, hotels, masterplans and mixed use).

Andrew Hyman

James Woodrough

James has 29 years construction industry experience, specialising in sports, leisure, hospitality and large mixed-use projects in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

James Woodrough

Simon Lofty

Simon has 20+ years construction industry experience, specialising in residential led mixed use developments, hospitality and commercial office projects in the UK and across the Middle East.

Simon Lofty

Gavin Travica

Gavin has over 20 years experience specialising in commercial refurbishment and corporate real estate fit out projects.

Gavin Travica

Alan Wall

Trained as an Engineer and Cost Consultant, Alan is a MEP Services & Lifts Specialist, with over 30 years of experience in both Consulting & Contracting.

Alan Wall

Leighton Miller

Leighton has nearly 20 years’ experience working in the construction industry and specialises in the delivery of global sports and leisure projects

Leighton Miller

Mark Russell

Mark has 30 years’ of professional experience of most forms of contract working on a variety of major projects, leading client and design teams from inception to completion.

Mark Russell

Matt Viall

Matt has 20 years experience, primarily based in Birmingham, specialising in complex manufacturing, office, workplace, mixed use and higher education projects.

Matt Viall

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