Independence defines McCalmont-Woods Real Estate

We are a specialist tenant representation agency (Regulated by RICS) and help businesses with ambitious management teams to solve critical real estate issues and enhance business performance.

We operate in central London and the UK’s prime office real estate locations working with strategic alliance partners in North America, Australia & New Zealand and continental Europe to support our clients corporate office requirements, both domestically and internationally.

McCalmont-Woods was founded on a belief that corporate occupiers can only achieve optimal outcomes and cost savings in an environment that is truly free from bias. Because we only act only for occupiers, we guarantee to provide conflict-free advice.

We understand the challenges facing corporate occupiers having advised an impressive list of businesses ranging from small start-ups to leading brands across a broad range of industry sectors. To read what our clients say about us, please click here.

Our specialisms…

  • Strategic property consulting (incl. market research and due diligence)
  • Office acquisition and relocation (lease and purchase)
  • Rent review
  • Lease renewal, restructure and surrender negotiations
  • Break option strategy (formulation and implementation)
  • End of lease reinstatement and dilapidations strategy and resolution
  • Surplus property disposals (sublease, assignment and sales)

Nick McCalmont-Woods, BSc, MRICS, SIOR

CEO and Founder 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 offices agency team, becoming a Partner in 1995. After 16 years with JLW (by then Jones Lang LaSalle) he joined GVA Grimley to help grow its London City office. He did so, becoming an Equity Partner in 2001. In addition to leading GVA’s City Offices and Central London Offices agency team, while at GVA he co-founded GVA Connect, a successful data-centre advisory business.

In early 2008 Nick founded McCalmont-Woods as an independent commercial real estate agency devoted to serving the interests of business space tenants and end users exclusively.

Nick is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an international member of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (European Chapter) and serves on the Board of the Alliance of Tenant Representatives, the commercial real estate organisation at the forefront of client advocacy. In London, he co-founded the Tenant Representation Advisors Society as a forum for training and education and to promote excellence in tenant representation. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and FIDES, a trusted independent network providing bespoke services and solutions for financial organisations and their stakeholders, particularly during times of event-driven change.

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 he 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 is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience advising clients in the private and public sector. 

Paul is MD at Set Square Surveyors and expert in providing pre-acquisition advice ranging from single buildings through to large office portfolios. He is a member of the RICS Panel of Independent Experts Specialising in Dilapidations and also advises on building alterations, fit-out procurement and contract administration, asset management and maintenance planning. Over the last 10 years he has worked alongside McCalmont-Woods Real Estate on numerous successful client projects.