Independence defines McCalmont-Woods Real Estate

We are a specialist office tenant representation agency (Regulated by RICS) with a reputation for excellence and a mission to champion the interests of corporate occupiers in real estate, founded on a belief that occupiers can only achieve optimal outcomes and savings in an environment that is truly free from bias. Because we only act only for tenants, we guarantee to provide un-conflicted advice.

We operate in central London and the UK’s prime office locations and help businesses with ambitious management teams to solve critical real estate issues and enhance business performance, particularly during times of event-driven change.

We understand the challenges facing corporate occupiers and have advised an impressive list of businesses ranging from small start-ups to leading brands across a broad range of industry sectors, producing more than £50 million cost savings for our tenant clients to date.

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  • Corporate office relocations and office acquisitions
  • Surplus property disposals
  • Lease surrender and lease regear negotiations
  • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations
  • Break option strategies (formulation and implementation)
  • Reinstatement and dilapidations advice
  • Real estate due diligence and lease contract audits
  • Cost mitigation strategies for business space users

Nick McCalmont-Woods, BSc, MRICS, SIOR

Founding Partner Nick McCalmont-Woods has over 38 years’ experience representing corporate occupiers

Nick joined international real estate consultants Jones Lang Wootton in London in 1984 specialising initially in Landlord & Tenant and various property related tax matters before transferring to the firm’s City of London office agency team, becoming a Partner in 1995. After 16 years with JLW (by then Jones Lang LaSalle) Nick joined GVA Grimley to help develop and grow its London City office which he did, becoming an Equity Partner in 2001.

A corporate event enabled Nick to indulge his passion for tenant representation by founding in early 2008 McCalmont-Woods as an independent commercial real estate agency devoted to serving the interests of office occupiers exclusively.

Nick is proud to be a member of various professional and business organisations; these include the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Alliance of Tenant Representatives, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, FIDES Network, Institute of Directors and, the Tenant Representation Advisors Society which he co-founded in London to help promote excellence in tenant representation.

Andrew Farquhar, BSc, MRICS

Consultant Andrew Farquhar has over 40 years’ experience advising major corporate occupiers and landlords

Andrew joined St. Quintin in London in 1981 where he specialised in office agency and professional work becoming a Partner in 1989. After 18 years with St.Quintin Andrew joined niche property agency Heyford Masons as a Principal and, since 1999, he has focused on advising corporate office occupiers. He has been a consultant with McCalmont-Woods since 2017.

Paul French, BSc, MRICS

Consultant Paul French has over 30 years’ experience advising private and public sector clients and is a member of the RICS Panel of Independent Experts Specialising in Dilapidations

Paul is a Chartered Building Surveyor and expert in providing pre-acquisition advice (ranging from single building purchases to large portfolio investments) through to advising on alterations and fit out procurement and contract administration, asset management and maintenance planning and, dilapidations strategy and resolution. Paul is Managing Director at Set Square Surveyors and over the last 10 years he has worked on multiple successful client projects with McCalmont-Woods Real Estate.