Mark AthertonBSc (Hons) MRICS
Mark Atherton BSc MRICS joined Legat Owen in spring 2007 and leads our Building Surveying section. Mark graduated from Liverpool Polytechnic in 1987 and was elected Associate of the RICS building surveying division in 1989. Over a varied career he has worked in both professional consultancy and client side surveying roles and also as an insurance loss adjuster. Mark has first-hand experience in all aspects of construction consultancy including defect analysis and reporting, landlord and tenant professional work, party wall and neighbourly issues, building contract administration, insurance assessment and claims plus expert witness work. He is able to provide a client focussed commercially aware approach in achieving prompt and pragmatic solutions to complicated and contentious building issues.
In Mark’s spare time he is an avid football player / supporter and also competes in the local squash league.
Mark DiaperBSc (Hons) MRICS
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Mark has over 14 years’ experience working in the Industrial Agency Team within the Business Space Department as an Associate Director, joining the company after a successful Sandwich Placement from Nottingham Trent University.
Specialising in the acquisition and disposal of industrial premises, land and development, Mark acts for clients from Individuals to Prop Co’s and Funds including Aberdeen Asset Management, IPIF, Tilstone, Hollingsworth Estates, Hurstwood Holdings, Stretton Group, Northern Trust and HIMOR.
Mark is currently EGi Dealmaker of the year for North Wales and a committee member of the Chester Association of Auctioneers, Estate Agents & Surveyors.
Socially he enjoys a variety of sports including Rugby, Football, Cricket and Squash along with the more cultural aspects of life.
Mark EastwoodBA (Hons) MSc MRICS FNARA
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Mark is a registered valuer and is a surveyor at Legat Owen who provides valuation and professional services. He has worked in the commercial property market in Manchester, Liverpool and throughout the North West, encompassing valuation and corporate recovery roles.
Mark’s experience is in secure lending, accounts and portfolio valuation markets with experience across a number of property sectors including specialisms in retail, offices, industrial and residential sectors.
In Mark’s spare time he can usually be found participating in his child’s football team or alternatively watching football, walking, cycling or exploring the English Countryside.
Mark HopleyBSc (Hons) MRICS
Mark has worked at Legat Owen since January 2000. He became an Associate Director in 2004 and was made a Director in 2010.
He is Head of the company’s strong Property Management department which deal with a diverse range of properties. Clients include institutions, pension funds, property companies and private investors.
He deals with all aspects of property and facilities management including inspections, dilapidations, rent reviews, lease renewals, refurbishment, rent collection, service charge reconciliation and all aspects of landlord and tenant liaison.
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Mark joined Legat Owen in 2016 as a placement student following two years studying Building Surveying at Liverpool John Moores University. After initially working within Office Agency, Mark followed his passion and joined the Building Surveying Department in 2017.
Mark is to return to university part time in September 2017 to complete his degree whilst continuing to work for Legat Owen. He is also working towards becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors by completing his Assessment of Professional Competence.
In his spare time Mark is a keen sports enthusiast and enjoys most sports including football, squash and boxing and recently took up rock climbing.
Matt PochinBSc (Hons) MRICS
Matthew is a Director of the Company and specialises in industrial buildings, development and investment work.
Matthew has worked in North West market since 1994 and is an RICS Registered Valuer. Prior to joining Legat Owen, Mathew worked at Lamont’s where he gained the title of Industrial Agent of the Year on three separate occasions reflecting his proactive approach to agency and development work.
Matthew’s clients include; Prologis, Goodmans, AXA, Th Duchy of Lancaster, Canmoor, Pochin, Stretton Estates and Jolivet.
Recent transactions have included; the letting of 185,000 sq ft distribution unit at Midpoint 18 for Prologis, the letting of a 100,000 sq ft distribution unit in Winsford to Howard Tennants for Porabola, the pre-letting of in excess of 70,000 sq ft at Orion Park Crewe to numerous regional and national tenants.
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