THE TEAM

Simon Holley
Chairman

Simon Holley has 35 years’ experience in the UK Commercial Property market and unparalleled access to off-market deal flow.

He graduated from Reading University in 1979 and joined DTZ where he became Partner, before moving to Brian Cooper and Company as Equity Partner.

He later co-founded Gatehouse Investment Management Ltd, was Senior Partner at Holley Blake, and became Chairman of Agency & Development at CBRE after the corporate acquisition of Holley Blake in 2006. Simon was Founding Principal of Altyon Partners LLP and has teamed up with some of the largest players and corporates in the UK over the years.

Richard Batham-Read
Managing Director

Richard started his career in property at Hartnell Taylor Cook. He later progressed client-side with roles at Wyncote Group Plc, Quoin Estates and worked for 12 years as Principal at Albourne Property PLC. More recently, Richard was a Senior Development Director at Kier Property, where he spent four years working on a variety of industrial, office, retail and mixed-use projects.

He joined Equation Properties in January 2020 and his responsibilities include the identification and delivery of new business opportunities, and management of ongoing schemes.

Richard Goodenough
Construction Consultant

Richard is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has been working in the construction industry for 39 years. He started his career at Kyle Stewart Construction (now BAM Construction) as Trainee Quantity Surveyor. After working for Midland Oak Construction, Wilcon Construction and Stewart Construction, Richard set up his own QS/PM practice, Goodrich Consulting LLP, in 1992, and sold the business to two Partners in April 2017.

Richard worked as a Consultant to Goodrich until December 2018 and joined Equation Properties as Construction Consultant in January 2019. Richard has extensive experience in the industrial and logistics sectors and has in-depth knowledge of Design & Build.

Dick Smallman
Construction Director

Dick has 35 years of experience in the industrial and logistics sector. He joined Wilson Bowden Properties in 1986 where we became Surveying and Estimating Director. He started at Kingspark in 1995 (later acquired by Prologis) and joined Rosemound as Construction Director and shareholder in 2001, where he was promoted to UK Construction Director following the corporate acquisition by Goodman. He later became a shareholder of Lynton Developments and Construction Director at Graftongate.

Dick has worked with all the major logistics providers across the country. In his role at Equation Properties, he will support the ever-growing development pipeline in both pre- and post-contract delivery.

Robin Vaughan
Development Director

Robin has over 20 years real estate experience and after graduating he started his career at Whitbread in the leased pub business and has subsequently been involved in town centre regeneration, office/R&D and logistics/warehouse development around the UK in his time with Kier and St Modwen. Following a short stint at CBRE in the masterplanning and strategic sites team, Robin spent 5 years working at the US REIT Liberty Property Trust based in the UK, responsible for growing the logistics/warehouse development pipeline nationally.

Prior to joining Equation Properties, Robin was responsible for running two major mixed-use masterplan projects at The Crown Estate totalling over 1,000 acres, 3,000 homes, 2m sq ft of logistics/warehouse space, 1m sq ft of other commercial uses and all associated social infrastructure. Robin has extensive experience in planning, development and project management of complex mixed-use, office and warehouse/logistics development.

Nick Redwood
Development Executive

Nick has over 35 years of experience as a specialist industrial & logistics developer, having begun his career at Chesterton Agency where he worked as Associate for 12 years. He later moved to Belgrave Land Ltd, where he acted as Development Director. Nick joined Gazeley as Development Director in 2012 and climbed through the ranks to Managing Director UK, and Senior Vice President & Managing Director Europe & Americas.

More recently, Nick worked as a consultant for London Metric Property PLC and joined Equation Properties as Consultant in 2015, assuming the role of Development Executive in May 2020. In this role, he will support our core objective of meaningful growth in the industrial and distribution commercial development sector.

Charlie Holley
Marketing Executive & Analyst

Charlie graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Business and Marketing in July 2018. While at university, he was responsible for all digital marketing activities for residential property developer Langham Homes. After graduating, Charlie gained additional experience in the property marketing sector with creative agency J2.

Charlie joined Equation Properties in November 2018 and utilises his experience to direct all marketing activities on the company’s schemes and corporate marketing. Charlie is also responsible for the financial analysis of Equation Properties development portfolio, conducting the feasibility and profitability of potential and ongoing projects.

Joanna Seagon
Office Manager

Joanna has 30 years working in the industrial property sector. She started her career working for Brian Cooper and Company prior to becoming Office Manager for Holley Blake. Joanna worked with Simon Holley at CBRE, Altyon LLP and more recently Equation Properties Limited. She deals with the day-to-day management of Equation Properties including accounts, finances, diary management and client liaison.

Simon Holley
Chairman
Richard Batham-Read
Managing Director
Richard Goodenough
Construction Consultant
Dick Smallman
Construction Director
Robin Vaughan
Development Director
Nick Redwood
Development Executive
Charlie Holley
Marketing Executive & Analyst
Joanna Seagon
Office Manager