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.
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.
Gerard Cohen FCA
Gerard has overall responsibility for finance and is involved in structuring, funding and executing transactions. Prior to joining Pears Gerard was a Director of Asda Property Holdings and prior to that a partner of accountants, BDO.
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 Grossmann MRICS
Ben completed an MA in Real Estate at Cass Business School in 2009 before going on to work as a graduate surveyor at Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management. Since joining the Pears Group in 2011 he has sourced and managed a number of transactions across retail, office and industrial sectors. His role also involves the management of several portfolios and a residential lending business that the group own.
Neil Strelitz MRICS
Neil joined Pears in 2013 to oversee all developments. He provides high level advice from pre-acquisition through to full project delivery. Neil is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, qualifying in 2006 and going to work in a Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor consultancy role in the city at DBK Ltd
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.
WILL SANDBACH MRICS
Will joined the Pears Group in 2015 and his role includes sourcing investment and development opportunities. Will is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and joined from Consulco, where he was involved in investment and the asset management of their portfolio.
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.