“I first walked into FHP 16 years ago - a qualified surveyor taking a chance in joining the market leaders to see if I was joining the best, to become the best. Half my working life later, I'm still here as a Director having learned so much and now passing that knowledge on to the less experienced in the office. The team mentality at FHP helped me progress and continues to help my colleagues progress and our clients to succeed.”
Without doubt, FHP is the dominant agent in the Industrial/Warehouse market throughout the East Midlands and I’m proud of the fact that the strength of this domination has been mirrored by my rise through the ranks at FHP.
Whilst still keeping my hand in with Office deals (both acquisitions and disposal) my time is spent mainly advising ‘big shed’ occupiers, landlords and developers, but still taking care of owner occupiers in both corporate and family-run businesses.
Always changing, always needing to think on your feet and respond, the property world is no different to any other strand of business. I’m proud of my involvement in the development of any number of new Industrial and Warehouse schemes during the heady days of 2007. But looking back, I am as equally proud now of deals completed during the recession and the very tough times we all faced, when smaller scale clients say a big ‘thank you’ for finding them an occupier for their pension-fund-owned unit.
Now with the market returning there is a real buzz in the sector again, design and build deals are being done, developers are talking, but as yet not acting upon, their desire to speculatively develop and I am shifting more ‘big sheds’ than ever. It seems for the next year or two lack of stock rather than lack of demand will be our key problem to solve.
- Acting for CWC Group on development of over 1.3 million sq ft at Castlewood Business Park at Junction 28, M1 with further land still available
- Acquisition of 100,000ft² warehouse at Codnor Gate Industrial Estate ‘off market’ on behalf of long standing clients PMW Developments
- Sole Letting Agent of Unit A, Gateway 28, a 264,000 sq ft letting to Eurocell, providing one of the largest deals in the Country in 2009
- Sole Agent for Wilson Bowden Developments in the letting of the first 22 units at Blenheim Park, Nottingham
- Acquisition of 90,000 sq ft for a new Distribution Facility for National Autoparts at Alfreton
- Advising Cornerstone on their 93,000 sq ft Glaisdale Point Warehouse and Industrial scheme investment in Nottingham
- Please take a look at my deals done for 2018 – TG Deals Done 2018
After teenage years playing cricket, rugby and football at representative levels, as with property I now pass on that ‘experience’ coaching both junior football and cricket teams. This also enables me to spend even more time with the two real loves of my life – not Nottingham Forest or Test Match cricket, but my son and daughter (and of course my amazing wife) who’ve both been inflicted with the sports bug at early ages and already play sport at the highest standards!
As a result I now spend time balancing my three ‘jobs’ – Surveyor, football and cricket coach and finally family taxi driver with a terrific knowledge of every cricket and football ground in the East Midlands!
“FHP came highly recommended by a business colleague, friend of mine who has a considerable property portfolio. FHP responded within 24 hours, better still they had a client viewing arranged within days of the initial enquiry thanks to their extensive client database, and recognition as the largest private commercial property consultants in the East Midlands. I must give personal thanks to Chris for being available at all times, and not least for all his hard work getting the deal across the line. I strongly recommend FHP, don’t waste time with other agents (we did, 1 year!)”
“Tim's advice proved extremely accurate when it came to disposing of the leasehold interest in the property, both in terms of the achievable rent and also the timescale within which a deal could be concluded. We are delighted with the outcome.”
Mark Howkins - February 2018
“It is very pleasing to see the unit let and income producing within a matter of days following the expiry of the former lease and we were very impressed with the manner in which Tim Gilbertson of FHP has dealt with the instruction and the result achieved.”
Bruce Strachan – Property Director at Pullens - 3 January 2018
“Thank you to Tim Gilbertson and FHP and to his clients for facilitating our move onto the airport. This expansion is a great move for our company and continues our trend of business expansion and progression. Tim was great to deal with throughout and I hope that I will have the opportunity to work with him again in the future.”
Neville Karai – Director at Heavyweight
“Once again Tim at FHP has come up trumps, he managed last time to sell 4 warehouses at Bardon Hill in a short time frame and this time he managed to sell two warehouses in a tighter time frame still. Without his expertise the deal probably wouldn’t have completed. He is extremely reliable and always rings you back, which is a lot more than can be said for some of the competition. Well done Tim and thanks again.”
Mark Smithson – Marks Electrical - June 2017
“It was a pleasure to deal with Tim Gilbertson at FHP on the sale, he has been superb throughout. The whole process was extremely well executed and concluded I believe to every parties satisfaction.”
“I really couldn’t believe how quickly Tim sold our warehouses. I thought it would be a really long job but it was quite the opposite and I had a telephone report virtually daily on the progress of the sales. Altogether a fantastic job was done by Tim on what could have been a very tricky process.”
Mark Smithson - 11 August 2015
“Stainton are happy to recommend Tim having sold over 150,000ft² of units through him over a three year period. Tim quickly found us a buyer for this unit and at a very competitive price. ”
Hugo Jackson – Stainton
“Our unit was vacated last Xmas time, and we continued to instruct a national agent that had been trying to assign the original lease on behalf of our former tenants. As soon as this lease had expired, we looked at the market place locally and turned to Tim at FHP as he had been recommended to us and had offices in both Nottingham and Derby. We were then delighted to secure such a big name tenant in a relatively short period of time. Tim's friendly and approachable manner, coupled with his professional skills, have produced a very favourable result for our partnership.”
Robert Jones – RMJ Estates
“I have undertaken business with Tim for over 15 years on a number of projects across the Midlands encompassing acquisitions, lettings on multi-let industrial estates and disposals. He has always worked efficiently and conscientiously achieving good results and keeping us informed along the way.”
Charles Alcock, Director – M7 Real Estate
“This was a fantastic deal and Tim Gilbertson and FHP have performed superbly. There is no doubt that we couldn't have done the deal without Tim and his efforts have gone above and beyond the call of duty. We can only thank him most sincerely and would recommend his services to any potential landlord or vendor.”
David Weisberg – Rammon Group
“Tim at FHP has acted on my behalf now for well over 10 years and during that time he has effectively become my Property Director from afar! He has bought and sold investments for me, re-housed my various businesses and bought both on and off market opportunities to me, all of which have been a terrific success. His market knowledge and experience in this sector are invaluable and I cannot recommend his services highly enough I look forward to working with Tim and FHP once again in the very near future.”
Gill Merritt – Merritts
“Tim Gilbertson of FHP has done us proud here as we achieved a sale within a remarkably quick period of time at a price which suits both ourselves and the purchaser and one which will enable us to focus our attention on our Castlewood scheme which sits even closer to Junction 28 of the M1 Motorway and where we have already achieved terrific success with FHP over the last few years.”
James Richards – Clowes Developments
“I became aware of FHP after looking for suitable property to relocate to. Tim made every effort to offer what was available, he knew what we wanted and was very straight talking, so I had every confidence he was the man for the job to sell our site here in Somercotes. Well done to FHP! Tim is now concluding our relocation purchase!”
Steve Nyland – Nyland Graphics
“Tim , we really welcome your efforts and your efficient manner in dealing proactively for us with lettings for this estate. Likewise being kept informed is also much appreciated. I hope our successful relationship can continue.”
Howard Meaney – Liverpool Victoria
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tim Gilbertson for all his hard work and dedication in closing one of the most significant UK property lettings of the year. We greatly appreciate the proactive approach adopted by Tim and look forward to working with him in the near future”
Gary Conway – Quinn Group