NEB Consulting was established by Nick Blackwell BSc MRICS, a Chartered Surveyor, in 2010 following a 25 year career in the City of London as a Senior Portfolio Manager for St Martins Property Corporation Limited and then as a Director of CBRE.
At St Martins Property Corporation Limited, Nick maximised the performance of a large, mixed portfolio of prime and secondary commercial property nationwide, specialising in all aspects of Asset Management, including rent reviews, lease renewals, landlord & tenant, lettings, acquisitions, disposals, refurbishment projects and investment work. This included all asset classes: office, industrial, retail & hotel, including luxury residential property in Holland Park, Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Kensington.
At CBRE as a Director of Property and Asset Management in the London and South East Region, Nick was responsible for circa 3,000,000 square feet of prime, commercial property in the City of London and the West End, including trophy assets such as London Bridge City, SE1, comprising 1,000,000 sq ft of prime Grade A offices, plus prime retail units at Hays Galleria and residential apartments; the Willis Building, 51 Lime Street, London EC3 comprising 490,000 sq ft of prime Grade A offices, designed by architect Norman Foster; 150 Cheapside, London EC2, comprising 200,000 sq ft of prime Grade A offices; also 2 Gresham Street, London EC2 comprising 185,000 sq ft of prime Grade A offices; and the luxury five star Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel (now rebranded as The Dilly), with prime retail units on Piccadilly and Regent Street, London W1.
NEB Consulting is regulated by the RICS and provides clients with a personal service offering Director/Partner level advice hewn from an in-depth experience and knowledge of all aspects of commercial/mixed use property and extensive legal work with solicitors.
Our clients range from landlords to occupiers including corporates, law firms, investors, small businesses and individuals, covering all types of commercial/mixed use property.
This is what some of our clients have to say about us:
“We cannot recommend Nick Blackwell highly enough. He advised us wisely through protracted negotiations as surveyor and agent and helped secure an excellent tenant for our commercial property. We will certainly use his services in future.”
“We initially engaged NEB Consulting several years ago, and we have since worked with Nick on several projects including very successful lease negotiations. We have benefitted greatly from his wide and deep experience in the commercial property market and from his flexible style which he is able to adapt according to the occasion. His attention to detail and understanding of our corporate culture has made him an easy choice every time.”
Dave Farrar – General Manager, HOYA Corporation Europe Branch
“I was introduced to Nick when I was dealing with a rather difficult Landlord which resulted in my having to issue proceedings. I then found new premises through Nick which have been a great success. Through both these events Nick was very supportive. Looking back I think there were two qualities that I found really useful. His attention to the detail was significant. I found this reassuring as this was a world with which I was unfamiliar and didn’t always see the implications. Just talking through the ramifications of different options in a practical manner. The language of a contract is not easy to grasp and I was unfamiliar with the terminology and it’s meaning. The service provided allowed me to make good decisions and gave me control and confidence I hadn’t missed something.
Oh, and he is just a great guy to work with.”
James Harvey – James Harvey Associates