Independence defines McCalmont-Woods

McCalmont-Woods is an independent specialist tenant representation agency dedicated to serving the interests of corporate office occupiers exclusively. We are regulated by RICS and because we act only for corporate occupiers, we guarantee to provide conflict-free advice.

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

The deep insight gained from advising a wide mix of businesses (from small start-ups and SMEs to leading global brands) means McCalmont-Woods is ideally placed to help businesses with ambitious management teams to solve critical real estate issues and optimise business performance.

This is only possible through real independence and a commitment to the highest standards in client advocacy and governance.

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Our specialisms…

  • Strategic Planning, Market Research and Due Diligence
  • Office Acquisitions and Relocations
  • Rent Review and Break Option Strategies
  • Lease Renewals, Restructures and Surrender Negotiations
  • Surplus Property Disposals
  • Reinstatement and Dilapidations Strategy and Resolution

Nick McCalmont-Woods, BSc, MRICS, SIOR

CEO and Founder Nick McCalmont-Woods is a Chartered Surveyor with circa 40 years’ experience representing corporate occupiers

Nick McCalmont-Woods 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, advising both landlords and tenants, 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, and was made Equity Partner in 2001. In addition to leading GVA’s City Offices and Central London Offices agency team, he co-founded GVA Connect, a successful data-centre advisory business.

Since establishing McCalmont-Woods in early 2008 he has concluded lease contracts to the value of £260+ million and has negotiated more than £65 million cost savings for a broad mix of corporate office occupiers ranging from early growth start-ups to leading global brands.

He 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 to promote excellence in tenant representation. He is a member of FIDES for over ten years, a trusted independent network providing bespoke services and holistic solutions for financial organisations and their stakeholders.

Andrew Farquhar, BSc, MRICS

Consultant Andrew Farquhar is a Chartered Surveyor with over 40 years’ experience advising major corporate occupiers and landlords

Andrew Farquhar joined St. Quintin in London in 1981 where he specialised in office agency and professional work advising major corporate occupiers and landlords such as Northern Trust Company, Charterhouse Bank, Wates City and Spitalfields Development Group, becoming a Partner in 1989. After 18 years with St.Quintin he joined niche property agency Heyford Masons as a Principal. For over 20 years he has focused on occupier advisory work and 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 French is Managing Director at Set Square Surveyors and for over 10 years has worked closely with McCalmont-Woods on numerous client projects in central London and beyond. He is a member of the RICS Panel of Independent Experts Specialising in Dilapidations and is expert in providing pre-acquisition advice ranging from single buildings through to large office portfolios. He also advises on building alterations, fit-out procurement and contract administration, asset management and maintenance planning.

Hugo Clarke, MSc, MRICS

Consultant Hugo Clarke is a Chartered Surveyor with over a decades experience advising funds, institutions, and private investors on real estate matters in central London 

Hugo Clarke is an Associate Partner at UK based boutique real estate investment consultancy Kimmre, where he leads the central London office investment team providing strategic advice to clients on their buy and sell-side objectives across the Capital having worked previously at Legal & General Investment Management, Savills and Capital Real Estate Partners. He holds a Masters’ Degree from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass Business School).


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