The Team



Pete Downing BSc (Hons) Est Man MRICS

Pete has specialised in retail property since his graduation from the University of Reading in 1979.  His career started in London with United Drapery Stores, and following employment with several retailers and retail based agencies, he commenced practice on his own account in 1987.  Pete is also a specialist mentor for the Prince’s Trust

Now that his children have long since departed he has more time to indulge in his passions for travel, photography and, inevitably, the odd game of golf.

He has won a number of awards for his wildlife and landscape photography and has a website dedicated to this endeavour,  

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Joss, who also attended the University of Reading, was, in a former life, acting joint head of Speech Therapy for the Gloucestershire NHS Trust. She now undertakes the somewhat less taxing role of making sure Pete is where he needs to be, when he needs to be there!

She also runs the office and deals patiently with the any problems that crop up.

When not indulging her voracious appetite for reading, Joss has a daredevil streak and partakes in many rash pursuits including wing-walking and bungee jumping


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Paul Bentley BSc FRICS 1952 - 2014

Our dear friend and colleague Paul tragically passed away in January 2014 following a battle with cancer. An avid sailor, cyclist and family man, he is sorely missed by us, his family and his many friends throughout the retail property industry and elsewhere.