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Ian Greenwood

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Ian is one of the most experienced and successful industrial agents operating across the M62 corridor and throughout Yorkshire in general.

Specialising in the acquisition, letting and sale of property within both the industrial and warehousing markets, he has been involved with a high proportion of newly developed stock across this key industrial hub. Ian represents a range of major UK property developers, investment funds, property companies both locally and nationally, as well as private individuals. Read Full

He has helped attract major names such as Lidl, Premier Farnell and John Lewis to the region. With strong negotiation and asset management skills, Ian was also recently involved with helping to turn a business park in Leeds, which had been significantly vacant for 10 years, into a commercial success.

He joined the company in 1989, becoming a partner in 2000 and has recently been promoted to the Executive Board where, alongside his day to day industrial role, he now holds the position of Managing Director.

When not at the office, he can be found watching all manner of sport, both at home and abroad. He takes particular interest in his local rugby union club, The Old Brodleians.

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Richard L. Fraser

BSc (Hons), MRICS

Richard joined Carter & Co Commercial in 1985 to deal with all aspects of office and industrial agency.

In 1989 he started concentrating his efforts on office instructions and now specialises in office agency whilst also providing advice on professional valuation matters relating to office properties. His clients include UK Property Investment Funds, local and national property companies and developers and private individuals.

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Tim J. Towler

BA, MRICS

As a third generation “Towler”, Tim boasts some clients going back to 1948, when his grandfather first established B P Towler.

Responsible for one of three Property Management teams, Tim mainly acts for private individuals managing a mixed portfolio, including retail, industrial and office premises as well as a considerable number of flats and houses. Read Full

Like his family before him, a particular strength of Tim’s is to work closely with his clients to understand their business requirements and then manage teams to deliver professional management services of the highest quality.

Accordingly, clients value the extensive experience, knowledge and reliability of Tim and his team, some of which have been working with him for over twenty years.

Tim is also responsible for overseeing the Accounts team at Carter Towler.

Never one to sit still for very long, Tim is also highly motivated away from the office, regularly racing in half marathons both locally and abroad and is also a keen cyclist.

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Tim M. Rhodes

Tim brings over thirty years’ experience and extensive commercial skills to the Property Management team at Carter Towler.

He joined the firm as a partner in 2002 and brings valuable general practice and transactional experience, having worked for clients throughout the UK, particularly in the industrial and office sectors and for high net worth individuals across Yorkshire. Read Full

Clients include major pension funds and financial institutions, banks and commercial clients, and all appreciate the extensive commercial knowledge and experience he brings, developed by an agency and valuation background.

A keen sailor, Tim particularly enjoys spending time in the Aegean and is trying to encourage his young family to follow his passion for the sport.

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Matthew Faulkes

BSc, MRICS

Matthew brings a keen eye for detail and an experienced, multi-disciplinary background covering property management. which has enabled a strong unit to be forged across the Property Management team he heads up at Carter Towler.

This approach has seen the firm grow a Co-operative portfolio from around forty properties in 2002 to over five hundred today and which now accounts for nearly half his team’s work. He cites a joined up approach, together with staff continuity, as two of the major factors for his team’s success. Read Full

Covering a wide variety of sectors including land, retail and commercial property, Matthew is responsible for a region covering the whole of the north of England.

Matthew joined the company in 1992 and graduated from Sheffield Hallam with a 2:1 honours degree and became a Chartered Surveyor in 2000.

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Chris D. Priestley

BSc (Hons), MRICS

Chris has over fifteen years’ private practice experience in delivering Building Consultancy advice and services to a variety of both public and private sector clients.

Having joined Carter Towler in 2011, he has grown the Building Consultancy team to become an integral part of the Carter Towler proposition, offering a full range of services including building services, planned maintenance programming, dilapidations, party wall advice and project management.
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As well as working for existing retained Carter Towler clients, Chris is building up an extensive independent portfolio of his own on the back of consistent first class delivery. A keen eye for detail and a commercial approach to surveying are the core principles of the services Chris and his team aim to provide.

A passionate cricketer and junior cricket coach, he also enjoys the occasional round of golf and spending time with his wife and daughters at the family cottage near Grassington.

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Josh Holmes

MSc, MRICS

Josh joined Carter Towler in 2012 and became a Director in 2017. He has several years’ experience in the Yorkshire Industrial market.

Specialising in the acquisition, letting and sale of industrial and warehouse property, he has received many accolades for his work including Estate Gazette’s North and West Yorkshire Deal Maker award. The award is given to the agent that has completed the most transactions across all sectors and Josh has won it for three out of the last four years. Read Full

He has a loyal client base working with a broad range of organisations including private individuals, property investment and asset management companies such as Schroders, CBRE Global Investors, St Brides Managers, Orchard Street Asset Management, Stenprop and M7 Real Estate.

Outside of work Josh enjoys competing in Ultramarathons and spending time with his young family.

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Chris Green

BA (Hons), MRICS

An MRICS qualified Chartered Surveyor, Chris has 10 years' specialist valuations and landlord & tenant experience. He has a wealth of knowledge having worked with many major financial institutions, pension funds and corporate landlords, high worth individuals and occupiers.

Heading up Carter Towler's Professional Services department, Chris manages one of the busiest teams in the region. He and his colleagues provide expert valuation and landlord & tenant services including guidance on all aspects of rent reviews, lease renewals, dispute resolution and portfolio management.

Like his brother (and Professional Services team colleague) Mark, Chris likes to keep fit. His favourite sporting activities are fell running and mountaineering.

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Jacques Esterhuizen

BA (Hons) MSc MRICS

Jacques is a highly motivated property investment specialist. He held a number of senior positions at leading national commercial property organisations prior to heading up Carter Towler’s Investment division in 2019.

With extensive knowledge of the capital markets, Jacques has provided advice, execution and management services for a high volume of property investment deals. His clients include leading UK and overseas institutions, property companies, private equity funds, local authorities and high net worth investors.

As well as being a keen sportsman, Jacques has a deep appreciation for barbequing, as long as it’s a South African-style braai.

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Clem McDowell

BSc (Hons), MRICS

Carter Towler’s highly successful office agency team has recently welcomed Clem McDowell.

Clem already has over 8 years office agency experience gained whilst working at one of the largest international property consultancies where he also provided valuable capital markets, corporate recovery, valuation and development advice. He was involved in the marketing of a number of highly successful city centre and out-of-town office schemes.

A keen sportsman, Clem particularly enjoys rugby and skiing but not at the same time!

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