Jonathan Rose FRICS
Jonathan is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has been in the property industry for over 20 years holding various senior positions, the most recent being Group Property Director at Asda property holdings. His main focus since joining Pears in 2009 is investment strategy advising the Pears family and third party clients. He is also Deputy Chairman of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and sits on the Property Committee of Jewish Care.
Michael Baker FCA
Joint Ventures Director
Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified while at KPMG in Ireland. Michael has worked on numerous joint ventures, arranging the appropriate structures and sorting out the relevant funding.
Huw Williams MRICS
Director of Development
Huw joined Pears as Director of Development in 2011 focusing on both development and investment deal generation. Huw started his career in the Investment Team at Knight Frank in 2000 before moving into a Development role at Bride Hall in 2005.
Sam Sherrard MRICS
Director of Asset Management
Sam joined Pears in 2011 to oversee the asset management and day to day property management of the clients’ investments. Sam has over 20 years’ experience in asset management roles at companies including Jones Lang Lasalle and Capital & Counties.
Ben completed an MA in Real Estate at Cass Business School in 2009 before going on to work as a graduate surveyor at John Lang LaSalle Investment Management. He has been with the group for 8 years and is predominantly responsible for overseeing and originating investment activities within the UK business
Neil Strelitz MRICS
Neil Strelitz takes a leading role within the group for property development and oversees all development Joint Ventures within Pears Property. His role is to appraise development opportunities at pre-acquisition through to overall responsibility of development delivery, post-purchase. He has overseen the planning process and construction delivery of more than £500m of development. He works across various sectors including residential, hotel, office and industrial. Neil has schemes across the UK, US and Jersey. Neil graduated from the Nottingham Trent University in 2006 where he achieved a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying & Construction Cost Management. He qualified as a Member of the RICS in 2009.
Joel Midda MRICS
Joel joined Pears in 2010 and has a key role sourcing and underwriting potential opportunities. He has been involved in all the major acquisitions including direct property deals, portfolios, mezzanine loans, preferred equity stakes and joint ventures. Prior to this he worked at Invista Real Estate and Henderson Global Investors.
Matthew Hall MRICS
Matthew joined Pears in 2015 and is responsible for the asset management of office, retail and industrial investments. Matthew is a Chartered Surveyor and was previously an Associate at Workman LLP, where he managed portfolios of commercial properties on behalf of institutional investors and property companies.
Michael joined Pears in 2018 as an Investment Manager focusing on the acquisition of commercial property across the UK. Prior to joining Pears, Michael spent over 4 years at RBC Capital Markets as part of the real estate finance team, providing debt capital to major global real estate private equity sponsors and covering a wide spectrum of asset classes, jurisdictions and deal profiles. Michael graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Economics and Management.