Mark has worked solely in the UK golf property industry since 1991. He started out at leisure property specialists William Hillary Leisure & Hotels, worked for Strutt & Parker and then set up Smith Leisure in 2004.
He is a chartered surveyor and has an MBA from Henley Business School.
He has worked on hundreds of UK golf related assignments over the years. Clients typically are proprietary golf operators, private members’ clubs, freehold owners, local authorities, investors, banks, non-golf surveying firms, lawyers and accountants.
The services he provides include:
- Business rates appeals
- Buying, selling and leasing
- Expert witness evidence
- Feasibility and viability studies
- Operational audits and management
- Property valuations
- Rent reviews and lease renewals
- Strategic plans/exit routes
- Town & country planning
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