Our dedicated commercial property team have experience and expertise in dealing with matters relating to all types of commercial property; ranging from industrial, retail and office accommodation, to specialist properties such as renewable energy facilities, community centres, care homes, education, health care and religious buildings.

Our RICS regulated commercial team have the knowledge and expertise to offer a wide range of services including:

Commercial Property Agency

We use our market knowledge and specialist skills to advise on the sales and lettings of commercial property. We understand all of our client’s needs are different so our marketing strategies are tailor made for each instruction in order to achieve the best results.


Our professional RICS regulated team can carry out valuations on commercial assets and portfolios. This can be for taxation purposes, loan security, Charities Act 2011 compliance, or any other requirement our client has. We carry out detailed inspections and use local and national market knowledge along with comparable evidence to provide accurate and reliable advice.

Landlord and Tenant

By analysing documentation with an expert eye, we can advise on rent reviews, lease renewals, dilapidations, dispute resolution and many more Landlord and Tenant matters. Whether acting on behalf of either party, we will use our negotiation skills, knowledge of commercial property legislation and our experience to ensure our client achieves the best possible outcome.

Property Management

We can create a bespoke property management package depending on our client’s requirements. This service can include rent and service charge collection, maintaining tenancy records, accounting, managing the day-to-day running of the property, ensuring statutory obligations are met, organising insurance, addressing any issues which may arise and ultimately optimising the value of the asset. We can also provide Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and associated energy advice to ensure a client’s asset is legally compliant and energy efficient.


Whether a business is in the early start-up stage, well established and ready to expand, simply looking to relocate or if we have a client wishing to acquire an investment, we can offer an acquisition service to assist our clients in taking the next step. Not only can we help to find a suitable property but we can represent our clients when negotiating terms and see the transaction through to completion. We even carry RICS accredited building surveyors who can complete acquisition surveys and technical due diligence.

Building Surveying

We provide a comprehensive range of expert Building Surveying services and advice of the highest quality to ensure our clients are best advised on building defects as well as asset and project management.

Our Building Surveying services are undertaken by our RICS accredited team. This offering, coupled with the services offered throughout our business provides our clients with a complete and seamless service, allowing them to maximise their property assets.

View our full range of Building Surveying services here.

Energy & Sustainability

Our Energy team was founded over a decade ago with the specific intention of helping clients understand the opportunities coming from energy. With high energy prices and increasing legislation, our combination of detailed technical knowledge and market expertise has never been more in demand. We advise on a range of energy matters, including renewable energy technologies (including wind, solar, renewable heat generation), energy storage technologies (including battery storage, synchronous condensers), hydrogen technology, energy related option agreements, power purchase agreements, commercial Energy Performance Certificated (EPC’s) and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) consultancy. Whether you are interested in renewable energy, have high energy costs or require a commercial EPC, our team can help.

View our full range of Energy & Sustainability services here.

Real Estate Taxation

Our team of chartered surveyors are experienced in providing bespoke real estate taxation advice to clients of all shapes sizes from owner occupiers to global institutional investment funds. We have a significant focus on providing capital allowance advice whether on the acquisition or development of commercial and leisure property.

We are also experienced in providing advice for the remediation of contaminated land and the tax reliefs which it attracts. We are able to act as expert witnesses in the field of real estate taxation and are experienced in negotiating and settling claims with HM Revenue and Customs.

For all enquiries please call 0333 920 2220.



Richard Garland
Managing Partner
0333 920 2220 Ext 2247 / 07738 196051

Our Commercial Services

  • Commercial Property Agency
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Valuation
  • Property Management
  • Acquisitions
  • Building Surveying
  • GIS Mapping Services
  • Energy

Our Team

With the firm for over 15 years Richard excels in the delivery of value through the planning system. He has considerable national experience of Option Agreements and Planning Promotion Agreements as well as Site Assembly (equalisation) and large planning applications as well as a reputation as a robust and competent negotiator.
Richard Garland

Richard Garland Managing Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2247 / 07738 196051

Gary’s easy manner and fair approach have engendered many a good relationship with tenants over the years, while he seeks to look after the landlord’s interests, providing property owners and investors with a complete property management service. He is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor supervising almost all rent reviews and lease negotiations for his management clients. He is also a qualified risk assessor.
Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2289 / 07586 128043

James' expertise in carrying out valuation work involving all types of commercial, residential, development and rural properties sees him undertake instructions for a wide range of clients across the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Teesside and County Durham regions. James also plays a key role for clients in negotiating and advising on rent reviews and other related Landlord and Tenant matters. Allied to this is an increasing involvement in negotiating lease terms on behalf of property owners with network operators in relation to telecommunications mast equipment.
James Carruthers

James Carruthers Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 3225 / 07834 321481

Kristian has experience across all commercial sectors working throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and County Durham. Qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2018 Kristian specialises in commercial agency, both occupational and investment, acting for property owners as well as tenants and purchasers throughout the North East.
Kristian Sorensen

Kristian Sorensen Senior Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2293 / 07586 128092

Based in our Newcastle Office, Lesley-Ann is a Chartered Commercial Surveyor who most recently worked in-house for a property investment firm in Manchester since 2018, Lesley-Ann brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of property and asset management. During this time, Lesley-Ann oversaw a portfolio of over 50 properties and 500 tenants across all asset types including multi-let offices, shopping centres and industrial estates spanning the UK.
Lesley-Ann Riddles

Lesley-Ann Riddles Senior Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2230 | 07586 128059

Janet is a well established property manager in the North East. Janet has worked for both national and regional Chartered Surveying firms and adds her wealth of experience to the Property Management team. Within an expanding property management department, Janet’s experience is essential; managing shopping centres, multi let properties and residential blocks. As well as looking after the landlords interests Janet has developed a good working relationship with tenants, contractors and other property professionals.
Janet Young

Janet Young Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2292 / 07586 128087

Danielle is based in the Newcastle office working within the Commercial team to assist on a range of property services including lease advisory, property valuations, property and asset management and agency including disposal, acquisitions and lettings.
Danielle Clough

Danielle Clough Senior Chartered Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 2229 / 07590 183178

Based in our Newcastle office George is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager with over ten years experience in the construction industry. George is able to provide a wide range of expert advice across both the commercial and residential sectors and also specialises as a Housing Disrepair Expert Witness on behalf of the courts.
George Groom

George Groom Senior Building Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 2268 | 07973 712269

As a Project Manager within the energy and project delivery teams, Robert’s main responsibilities are on-site project management, planning co-ordination, funding models and providing technical advice alongside liaising with clients, professionals and contractors. Robert has successfully managed and delivered a variety of projects including wind turbines and ground mounted solar installations and offers turn-key solutions to projects from initial feasibility through to planning, construction and final management systems. Prior to joining George F. White in 2013 Robert worked for a diverse rural business in East Yorkshire where he gained valuable experience in business development, client liaison, sales and the rural economy.
Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2266 / 07885 556849

Ocean is a Graduate Commercial Surveyor based in the Newcastle office. Working within the Commercial team Ocean provides assistance to the Chartered Surveyors assisting in a range of property services including property valuations, agency, acquisitions, purchase & sale, and lettings.
Ocean Atkinson

Ocean Atkinson Graduate Commercial Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 2263 / 07545 920905

Working from our Yorkshire office Dhakshina has a diverse academic background which includes a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering, Master's in Building Design, and a Business degree in Project Planning & Management along with a Master's in Construction Management and in International Real Estate Investment & Finance and works within our commercial team assisting the team on a wide range of professional areas.
Dhakshina Pandurangan

Dhakshina Pandurangan Graduate Commercial Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 4229 / 07570 912981

Richard is based in the Newcastle office, working within the commercial team as a graduate commercial surveyor. He assists with a range of property services, including property valuations, lease negotiation, and agency work, including acquisitions, lettings, and the purchase and sale of properties.
Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson Graduate Commercial Surveyor

07880 386612 / 0333 920 2220 Ext 2274

Amanda is a very experienced secretary and office administrator having worked for 18 years as PA to the Senior Partner of a major firm of Chartered Accountants before a further 13 years as a secretary to the management team at a national Fire & Security Firm. Amanda now works as a secretary within the commercial team where she is a valued member of the growing team.
Amanda Reid

Amanda Reid Secretary

0333 920 2220 Ext 2296

Assisting the Commercial team in the day-to-day organisation, Carole organises meetings and workload for the fee earners. Managing diaries and arranging appointments, having contact with clients on all levels and assisting in the production of documents, she also helps them with prioritising work and managing their time effectively to deliver results for clients.
Carole Oswell

Carole Oswell Team Assistant - Commercial

0333 920 2220 Ext 2225



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