Our team of experts

Team members

Alistair joined HDH in 2017. He has a wide range of retail and office rating experience having advised several clients on their Central London property portfolios. Alistair works with existing and new retailer clients on business rate appeals, rates liability schedules and monitoring of property portfolios for possible rate mitigation. He can also advise clients on total property costs in advance of acquisition.
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Alistair Knight

Director

T: 020 7462 8713
M: 07391 402 527
Amanda joined HDH 2013 and works in the UK agency team, advising a number of retailers on acquisitions and disposals. She is primarily focused on the central London market and her clients include Swarovski, Bang & Olufsen, Barbour, Zadig & Voltaire and Psycle.
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Amanda O’Flaherty

Director

T: 020 7462 9131
M: 07824 143 468
Ana joined HDH from retailer Desigual. She has over 12 years' experience working worldwide with both landlords and brands. Based in Madrid, she speaks four languages, including English, French and Italian, as well as her native Spanish.
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Ana Mendi

Director

T: 020 7462 9100
M: 0034 661 834 102
Andrew heads HDH's International Team. With 30 years’ experience working in Europe, the USA and other worldwide markets, he specialises in advising retailers on cross-border expansion. His clients include Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Superdry, Skechers, Columbia Sportswear, Baccarat and Reiss.
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Andrew Bathurst

Executive Director

T: 020 7462 9105
M: 07771 674 857
Andrew is the lead Director of the Lease Advisory division of HDH, which he founded in 2000. He specialises in professional work for retail clients in Central London, including regional shopping centres and large stores, dealing with Agency and Investment matters as required.
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Andrew Peters

Executive Director

T: 020 7462 9113
M: 07870 570 844
Andy has worked in retail property for over 15 years. Since helping to set up HDH’s Retail Consultancy team in 2014, he has continued to advise retailers, landlords and investors on the optimal investment strategy for their brands and shopping centres. He has worked with brands such as Estee Lauder, Holland & Barrett, Westfield and Fossil.
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Andrew Metherell

Director

T: 020 7462 8708
M: 07920 862 637
Angus joined HDH as a graduate in 2019.  He graduated on a First from Oxford Brookes University and his dissertation research on turnover leases and omni-channel retail was later published by the University.  Angus works within the Investment and Agency teams.
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Angus Harper

Surveyor

T: 0207 462 9133
M: 0777 560 5519
Ben joined HDH in February 2020 and works within the Leisure Retail team. Ben joins from Shelley Sandzer and brings over 6 years of experience working with a variety of operators within the UK market. These include London Cocktail Club, Ahi Poke and Roasting Plant.
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Ben Freeman

Senior Surveyor

T: 020 7462 9100
M: 0798 334 2077
Bhavini joined HDH in 2017 with a background in PR and Marketing. She is responsible for further raising the profile of HDH and the services it provides whilst developing and building the in-house marketing function. She conceives and executes marketing strategies and manages the overall brand development for HDH. Before joining HDH, Bhavini has worked in PR and Marketing positions as well as a Research Analyst within Retail.
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Bhavini Dhutia

Head of Marketing and Branding

T: 020 7462 9118
M: 07391 017 658
The Dennis in Harper Dennis Hobbs, Chris co-founded the company in 1993. He has a background in retailing, franchising and surveying, and runs the administrative side of HDH as well as advising a number of retailers in the UK and Ireland.
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Chris Dennis

COO

T: 020 7462 9110
M: 07831 537 824
Chris joined HDH in 2009 and specialises in retail, professional and agency work. He undertakes rent reviews, lease renewals and restructuring, together with shop acquisitions and disposals on behalf of retailers throughout the UK. His clients include Claire’s Accessories and Millie’s Cookies.
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Chris Walters

Director

T: 020 7462 9125
M: 07833 092 674
Dan is an Equity Director and leads the UK Retail team. He has spent his career advising retailers on their UK launch and ongoing expansion working with brands such as Ralph Lauren, Swarovski and Rituals. Dan has an excellent track record in central London having recently acquired key stores for Reserved, Rag & Bone, Belstaff, Club Monaco and Canada Goose.
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Dan Hildyard

Executive Director

T: 020 7462 9104
M: 07800 910 380
The Founding Partner and former CEO of Harper Dennis Hobbs, David has been at the forefront of  European and USA expansion.  In the UK market David has been an active market leading agent since the business started.  Recent transactions include the disposal of 135/137 New Bond Street on behalf of Belstaff, portfolio management for Tiffany across Europe, acquisition and planning of stores for Reiss in California.  David's clients include Clarks, SuperDry, Louis Vuitton, Fossil and many others.
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David Harper BSc FRICS

Chairman

T: 020 7462 9107
M: 07973 220 707
David heads the offices team at HDH. He has over 31 years’ experience in the industry, and has worked with a number of high-profile brands such as Ford, Apple, Gucci, Thomas Pink, Peloton, Tag Heuer, Prada, Harvey Nichols and JW Anderson.  David’s office acquisitions have ranged from 7000 sq. ft for Louis Vuitton in New Bond Street to 125,000 sq. ft for HSBC’s Private Banking division in St. James’s Street.
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David Hume

Director

T: 020 7462 9128
M: 07973 248 756
David is a longstanding Equity Director of Harper Dennis Hobbs specialising in UK and European retail real estate. His clients include River Island, Aldo, Hotel Chocolat and Typo. He is 100% committed to representing the retailers/occupiers and has successfully implemented multiple UK store roll-outs for several clients in recent years.
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David Purslow

Executive Director

T: 020 7462 9111
M: 07977 404 888
Finn first joined HDH as an intern whilst doing his International Business Management Studies from the Netherlands in 2017. Since July 2019, he started a full time position as a surveyor in the International Team, he works on Superdry, Clarks, Skechers and Tory Burch. He is bilingual in both English and German and is intermediate in French.
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Finn Lindemann

Surveyor

T: 02074 629 102
M: 0777 659 4945
HDH’s Vogue enthusiast. Hannah joined in 2011 and is primarily focused on the central London market advising brands such as El Ganso, Zimmermann, Microsoft, Acqua Di Parma, J.Crew, West Elm, Carolina Herrera and Thomas Sabo.
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Hannah Mahoney-Griston

Director

T: 020 7462 9134
M: 07557 283 273
Harry joined HDH in Dec 2019 and works within office agency assisting clients with their office requirements and disposals. After graduating with a degree in Real Estate from the University of Reading in 2017, he has worked as a general practice surveyor providing lease advise, valuation advise and agency services to landlords and tenants across London.
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Harry Hopson

Surveyor

T: 020 7462 9137
M: 07587 539 047
Hazel joined in 2019 as Director in the Travel team. Previously she spent 10 years heading Heathrow’s fashion category, as well as extensive buying roles for Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. As head of womenswear buying at Harvey Nichols, she was responsible for the delivery of the new women’s luxury floor in the Knightsbridge store. With her experience in travel retail and fashion brands she advises both airports and brands on all aspects of retail.
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Hazel Catterall

Director

T: 020 7462 9115
Heather works within the lease advisory team, specialising in professional work for high value retailers mainly in Central London. Prior to this, she spent a number of years within HDH’s UK and International agency teams, both pre and post qualification, assisting a variety of retailers with their UK acquisitions and disposals and also specialising in helping clients with their property strategy in the United States.
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Heather Swain

Senior Surveyor

T: 020 7462 9109
M: 07824 016 012
Holly joined HDH in 2018 as a graduate from the University of Exeter. She will be working within the Leisure team, where she is keen to learn the adequate skills required and build on her knowledge within the F&B market to enable her property career to blossom.
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Holly Courtney

Junior Surveyor

T: 020 7462 8709
M: 079430 34005
James joined HDH in 2014 after studying for an MSc in Real Estate at Sheffield Hallam University. He works in the UK agency team and advises a wide range of brands, from tech giant Peloton, to luxury label JW Anderson. James was born and grew up in Hong Kong and still keeps an eye on the Asian market.
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James Bradstreet

Associate Director

T: 020 7462 9130
M: 07956 454 779
James joined HDH in July 2004 and stepped up as the CEO in October 2018. Since 2004 he has been instrumental in advising American retailers on their expansion into Europe. He advises brands such as Peloton, American Eagle, Forever 21, J.Crew, Microsoft, Samsung, Williams-Sonoma, Uniqlo, Carolina Herrera and Thomas Sabo. In his new role as the CEO he is bringing a fresh vision and direction for HDH during the next exciting phase of the company's journey.
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James Ebel

CEO

T: 020 7462 9108
M: 07973 121 751
James joined HDH in 2017 after completing his MSc in Real Estate at the University of Reading. He now works in the UK agency team having previously worked for 18 months providing lease advisory and business rates advice.
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James Hiscox

Surveyor

T: 020 7462 8716
M: 07717 191 791
Jamie joined HDH in 2004 and specialises in Central London Investment. In the last 5 years he has been responsible for the acquisition of more than £2 billion of retail-led investment property in locations including Bond Street, Oxford Street, Hanover Square and the City. He also represents retailers such as Bestseller, LVMH and Petit Bateau on leasing matters.
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Jamie Strachan

Executive Director

T: 020 7462 9116
M: 07786 634 311
Jasper joined Harper Dennis Hobbs as part of his placement year at Sheffield Hallam University and is currently working as a junior surveyor within the UK agency team
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Jasper Hill

Junior Surveyor

T: 020 7462 8714
M: 07973 722 154
John joined HDH in 2013 and has spent the last 5 years in our International Team, where he works with retailers such as Skechers, Superdry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Rapha, A Day’s March, Concepts and Marc Le Bihan. John speaks fluent French and Spanish and is active across continental Europe.
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John Corlett

Associate Director

T: 020 7462 9112
M: 07741 247 364
Jonathan leads HDH's Retail Consultancy team and has a wide-ranging role, recruiting and managing a team of consultants and analysts, spearheading strategic retail consultancy projects for clients worldwide, and creating strategies to help clients to maximise their retail potential. Jonathan is a well-known commentator on the retail sector, a regular conference speaker, and has talked retail on TV, radio and the national press.
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Jonathan De Mello

Director

T: 020 7462 8703
M: 07824 143 563
Louis specialises in retail consultancy and advises international and domestic retailers on their expansion and acquisition strategies. Since joining HDH in 2016, Louis has worked with retailers in the technology, health & beauty and sportswear sectors.
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Louis Brewer

Consultant

T: 020 7462 87
Louisa joined HDH as a Geography graduate from the University of St Andrews in 2018. Within the Retail Consultancy team, Louisa advises retailers and investors on expansion strategies, location planning and acquisitions. She has recently conducted department store benchmarking for a real estate developer, and UK expansion strategies for a chocolatier and a popular high-street fashion brand
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Louisa Thomson

Consultant

T: 020 7462 8717
Marinus works within the international Team and is based in the Netherlands. He concentrates on Western Europe, advising a number of international retailers including Forever 21, Schuh, Skechers, Ugg and Karen Millen on their expansion strategies.
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Marinus Schouten

Director

T: 0031 515 855 677
M: 0031627033077
Martin established the Travel Retail dvision in 2012, utilising his extensive specialist expertise in travel retailing, with particular emphasis on airports. Martin has given wide ranging advice, and acquired and managed airport and station units throughout the UK, Europe, US, Asia, Australia and The Middle East.
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Martin Morgan

Director

T: 020 7462 9135
M: 07880 201 152
Matthew is the newest member of the Travel team, having moved from the HDH Retail Consultancy team where he worked on projects advising retailers, landlords and investors on their optimal investment strategies globally. Since joining, he has worked with retailers in the health and beauty and sportswear sectors, as well as airports and stations in the UK and internationally.
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Matthew Webb

Analyst

T: 020 7462 9707
M: 07712 513 187
Ollie joined HDH in 2017 after completing an MSc in Real Estate at Henley Business School. Having spent 18 months in the international agency team, he now sits in the lease advisory team assisting occupiers with their rent reviews, lease renewals and business rates appeals across the UK.
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Ollie Goode

Surveyor

T: 020 7462 9102
M: 07793 394 082
With the launch of its Out of Town Retail and Leisure team, Peter joined Harper Dennis Hobbs in 2017 as a Director based in its Regent Street office. Peter joins from Harvey Spack Field and brings over 11 years of experience. His previous clients include Aviva, British Land, Land Securities, London Metric, M& G, Little Waitrose, Tapi and Wilko’s. Peter heads the Out of Town Retail and Leisure team at Harper Dennis Hobbs.
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Peter Schaverien

Director

T: 020 7462 8711
M: +44 7825 827 992
Rebecca joined HDH in 2008 and works in the International team where her language skills are used to full advantage. She specialises in pan-European strategic retail development but also works further afield advising on acquisitions in the US, Asia and Australia. Her clients include Ganni, Paul Smith and Agent Provocateur, helping to develop their international retail presence.
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Rebecca Blenkinsop

Director

T: 020 7462 9126
M: 07920 712 012
Sharon joined HDH in December 2017 as an Associate Director in the Travel Retail team. Sharon has enjoyed an extensive career in travel retail working for the former British Airports Authority (BAA) and most recently Heathrow Airport  working with a variety of retail brands from the UK high street to global luxury.  She was responsible for the development of the retail experience across many of the UK’s key airports, including the new Heathrow Terminal 2, and Terminal 4’s new luxury area.  
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Sharon Daley

Director

T: 020 7462 8715
M: 07464 829 071
Simon heads HDH’s Travel Retail Team. He is a leading travel retail specialist and has enjoyed a 17 year career, working for and with some of the world’s leading brands. Most notably during his 8 years at Heathrow Airport leading the luxury category. Simon specialises in advising both airports and retailers on their travel retail strategies across the globe and can lead the implementation of a retailer’s travel retail strategy.
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Simon Black

Director

T: 020 7462 9136
M: 07391 415 938
Simon heads HDH’s Leisure Retail Team. He has been in the industry since 2010 working with various renowned brands both internationally and locally to the UK Market. These include By Chloe, Paramount Lebanese Kitchen, Speciality Hospitality Group, Shake Shack & Teds Grooming Room.
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Simon Carson

Director - Head of Leisure

T: 020 7462 9103
M: 07866 385 930
Tim joined HDH in 2005 and is an Equity Director, specialising in department stores, large stores & food stores. He has considerable Central London and shopping centre experience and his current clients include Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason, Schuh, Benetton, Wolford, Geox, Giuseppe Zanotti, Crystal Maze, Hema, Montezuma’s & Planet Organic.  Tim has introduced a number of new brands to the UK from international markets.
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Tim Newman

Executive Director

T: 020 7462 9119
M: 07966 306 888
Toby deals with rent reviews, lease renewals, restructuring, acquisitions and disposals on behalf of retailers and business space occupiers throughout the UK. He also provides consultancy advice on investment transactions.
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Toby Smith

Director

T: 020 7462 9129
M: 07500 797 243
Whitney joined HDH in 2018 as a Surveyor in the business rates department. Previously, she spent 4 years working within residential property and has an extensive experience in managing and advising clients on their property portfolio. Whitney works with clients on business rate appeals, rates liability schedules and monitoring of property portfolios for possible rate mitigation.
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Whitney Ige

Surveyor

T: 020 7462 8701
Will joined the UK agency team at HDH in 2013, and works closely with David Purslow on several client accounts including Typo, T2, Hotel Chocolat, River Island and Tumi.
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Will Mabbett

Associate Director

T: 020 7462 8704
M: 07837 179 498
Will has 15 years of experience advising retailers on their real estate requirements across Europe. His clients include; Baccarat, Burberry, Canali, Richemont, Sergio Rossi and Zadig & Voltaire.
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Will Machin

Executive Director

T: 020 7462 9106
M: 07786 330 724
Laura joined HDH in 2015 and deals with the day to day needs and management of the office and reception. She is our first point of contact, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all visitors.
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Laura Wilson

Receptionist

T: 020 7462 9100
Amy joined HDH in 2017 as PA to the UK Team after working as a Secretary for a Specialist Recruitment consultancy based in the City.
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Amy Marchant

Personal Assistant

T: 020 7462 8712
Ellana joined HDH in February 2020 as a PA to the European and Travel Team, Ellana’s previous role was as an PA to the General Counsel within the Oil and Gas sector and also has a background in Marketing and Events
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Ellana Andrew

Personal Assistant

T: 020 7462 9705
Julia joined HDH in 2018 as PA to David Harper.  Julia has spent most of her career in the property industry, with her last role as a PA at an Investment Management firm in the West End.
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Julia Dowd

Personal Assistant

T: 020 7462 8710
Lily joined HDH in 2019 as Personal Assistant to David Purslow Executive Director & his team and Bhavini Dhutia Head of Marketing and Branding. Lily has a vast and diverse experience of 16 years ranging from Project Co-ordinator/ PA to HR and Graphic Designing. Her last position was within the Residential/ Commercial Construction and Property Industry.
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Liliana Rocha

Personal Assistant

T: 020 7462 9124
Thea joined HDH in July 2019 as Personal Assistant to CEO James Ebel.  Thea’s career history spans both the Property Investment & Financial Services sectors, with her last role as PA within a Real Estate Investment & Asset Management firm.
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Thea Fredericks

Personal Assistant

T: 020 7462 8700
Samantha joined HDH in 2017 as a PA after working as a PA supporting 3 directors for a civil engineering company based in Chancery Lane.
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Samantha Gibbs

Personal Assistant

T: 020 7462 9124

Kerri Spence-Grime

Secretary

Barbara Walsh

Secretary

Debbie joined the company in 2014, having previously worked at another property firm for nine years as an accountant. She deals with all financial and accounting matters at HDH.
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Debbie Clarke

Accountant

T: 020 7462 9132