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.

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
Partner, Head of Commercial and Development
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 Partner, Head of Development and Commercial

0333 920 2220 Ext 2247

Matt is a Partner at George F. White and takes the leading providing Capital Allowances and Fixed Asset analysis for asset-rich clients. Matt also plays a key role in the management of existing and new client relationships within the commercial team across the northeast, working with large developers, institutional investors, pension funds and individual developers.
Matt Bell

Matt Bell Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2269

James has a broad range of experience as a Building Surveyor across the commercial and residential sectors renowned for delivery excellent customer service combined with expert advice. A qualified Fire Risk Assessor James is also a qualified Drone Pilot, approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.
James Cullen

James Cullen Senior Associate, Head of Building Surveying

0333 920 2220 Ext 2238

Simon’s principal expertise is in valuations and he has many years of experience in valuing commercial and residential property in the North East, which assist him in maximising the asset value of his clients’ properties. Able to utilise these skills for a range of purposes, Simon advises clients on landlord & tenant queries, delivers expert valuation reports and negotiates then sees through property sales and agency instructions.
Simon Brierley

Simon Brierley Consultant

0333 920 2220 Ext 2204

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

James is the lead for commercial property in County Durham where he is heavily involved in a wide range of valuation work involving all types of commercial, residential, development and rural properties on behalf of banks, pension funds and charities, as well as private property stakeholders. 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 Senior Associate - Commercial Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 3225

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 Senior Project Manager/Non-Domestic Energy Assessor

0333 920 2220 Ext 2266

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 Graduate Commercial Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 2229

Conor is an experienced Graduate Building Surveyor who qualified from Northumbria University with a first class honours degree in Building Surveying. He operates within residential and commercial surveying sectors and has worked with both small scale residential acquisition surveys, through to larger schemes, including structural reviews of social housing and tower blocks. Conor can be relied upon for his attention to detail, service quality and considered approach to building defects and advice.
Conor O'Driscoll

Conor O'Driscoll Graduate Building Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 2268



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George F. White is a multi-discipline team of highly experienced Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Land and Estate Agents, Planning Consultants, Architects, Building and Commercial Surveyors.

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