Tim Gilbertson

“I first walked into FHP 18 years ago – a qualified surveyor taking a chance in joining the market leaders to see if I was joining the best, to become the best. Half my working life later, I’m still here as a Director having learned so much and now passing that knowledge on to the less experienced in the office. The team mentality at FHP helped me progress and continues to help my colleagues progress and our clients to succeed.”

Without doubt, FHP is the dominant agent in the Industrial/Warehouse market throughout the East Midlands and I’m proud of the fact that the strength of this domination has been mirrored by my rise through the ranks at FHP.

Whilst still keeping my hand in with Office deals (both acquisitions and disposal) my time is spent mainly advising ‘big shed’ occupiers, landlords and developers, but still taking care of owner occupiers in both corporate and family-run businesses

Always changing, always needing to think on your feet and respond, the property world is no different to any other strand of business. I’m proud of my involvement in the development of any number of new Industrial and Warehouse schemes during the heady days of 2007 and onwardly. But looking back, I am as equally proud now of deals completed during the recession and the very tough times we all faced, when smaller scale clients say a big ‘thank you’ for finding them an occupier for their pension-fund-owned unit.

Our overriding sentiment remains lack of supply and strong demand, design and build deals are being done, developers are speculatively building and existing stock is still in short supply. Hopefully our market will still be strong for the foreseeable future for both and large and small scale occupiers and developers which seems likely provided our elected representatives do start showing some common sense.