The Team

Managing Director

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

After graduating from Reading University in 1979, Simon joined DTZ where he became a partner before joining Brian Cooper and Company as an equity partner.

Simon was also a co-founder of Gatehouse Investment Management Ltd, a senior partner of Holley Blake and subsequently became the Chairman of Agency & Development at CBRE following a corporate acquisition of Holley Blake in 2006. Simon was the founding principal of Altyon Partners LLP, and has teamed up with some of the largest players in the UK market over the years and has previously advised major corporates such as Oracle and Nokia.

Development & Investment Director

Richard commenced his career in property agency at Hartnell Taylor Cook. From there Richard then progressed client-side with subsequent 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.

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

Construction Consultant

Richard is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has been working in the construction industry for 39 years. He started his career working for Kyle Stewart Construction (Now BAM Construction) as a 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 a 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 Executive

Dick has 35 years experience within the industrial and logistics sector. He joined Wilson Bowden Properties in 1986 where we became Surveying and Estimating Director. He went on 1995 to work with Kingspark who were later acquired by Prologis in 1998. In 2001 Dick then joined Rosemound as Construction Director and shareholder and was promoted to UK Construction Director following the corporate acquisition by Goodman. Following this, Richard became a shareholder of Lynton Developments and Construction Director at Graftongate.

Dick has extensive experience within the industrial and logistics market and has worked with all of the major logistics providers in the construction of facilities countrywide. Dick’s role at Equation Properties will be to support the ever-growing development pipeline in both pre & post-contract delivery.

Development Executive

Nick has over 35 years’ experience as a specialist industrial & logistics developer in the commercial property market. He began his career at Chesterton agency, focusing on UK industrial and logistics as an associate for 12 years. Next, Nick moved onto Belgrave Land Ltd where he worked as a development director in small, private and multi-sector developments. In 2002, Nick joined Gazeley as a Development Director, during his time at Gazeley he climbed through the ranks to Managing Director UK, and lastly, Senior Vice President & Managing Director Europe & Americas. He later resigned in 2011.

More recently, Nick worked as a consultant to London Metric Property PLC for two years. As of May 2020 Nick assumed a new role within the company. Nick had been working at Equation Properties as a Consultant since 2015, he will now commence his new role as Development Executive on a full time basis. This is to support our core objective of meaningful growth in the Industrial and Distribution commercial development sector.nHe applies his broad knowledge of the sector to all of our schemes to ensure optimal solutions and delivery are achieved for each project.

Office Manager

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

Marketing Executive & Analyst

Charlie graduated in July 2018 from the University of Exeter, studying Business and Marketing. During his time at university he was responsible for all digital marketing activities for residential property developer Langham Homes. After university Charlie gained more experience in the property marketing sector with creative agency J2 in late 2018.

Charlie then joined Equation Properties in November 2018 and utilises his experience to direct all marketing activities on our 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 schemes.