AHC is a niche real estate and development consultancy company run by Alan Hill, a chartered surveyor who became a Fellow of the RICS in 1984 and obtained an MBA in 2003. His significant experience has principally been concentrated on corporate real estate, development and acquisitions on behalf of owner occupiers. In the last 20 years AHC has mainly focused on occupier development in the A1 , A3 , budget hotel , retirement living and self storage sectors.
Alan started his career in the public sector - GLC and Lambeth Council - in the late 1960’s / early 1970's. His subsequent national roles involved corporate real estate (CRE) with Marley and BET and commercial property development with Rush & Tompkins and Tilbury Douglas. See below for a list of a selection of the schemes undertaken. He set up his consultancy practice in 1996 working initially as a consultant to DTZ (CRE), then moved into occupier development with Sainsburys (foodstores). He joined Shurgard (self storage) in 1999 on a full time basis working as part of the team that spearheaded their expansion into the UK.
He resumed his consultancy activities in 2002 specialising in freehold and leasehold acquisitions for owner occupiers in a range of sectors including A1 Food Supermarket and Convenience Store (Waitrose), A3 in town and roadside coffee units (Starbucks franchisee), Budget Hotels (Travelodge), Medical Centres (Matrix), Retirement Living (Churchill) and Self Storage (Safestore & Shurgard). In addition he has also been engaged in residential development consultancy for SEEDA with GVA Grimley, development site acquisitions with Purelake (affordable housing) and Taylor Wimpey (private sector), and more recently commercial development consultancy with Savills for Regalpoint (employment / logistics).
DEVELOPMENT COMPANY EXPERIENCE
RUSH & TOMPKINS
Two 30,000 sq feet office buildings - Broadway House and Elmfield House.
Edenbridge Trading Estate involved an 8 unit warehouse / industrial development totalling 25,000 sq ft.
High Street retail - 4 units.
Croydon - Beddington Lane
30 acres of warehouse / industrial development forward funded with Legal & General.
Team Valley trading Estate
10 acres of warehouse / industrial development.
Priory House development in the High Street comprising 5 retail units with two floors of office above.
60,000 sq ft warehouse scheme at the Western International Market site forward sold to Postel (Post Office pension fund).
A warehouse / industrial development called the Centenary Industrial Estate comprising 9 units on a 3 acre site sold on a freehold basis.
Acquisition of freehold of the former Linwood car plant from Peugeot Talbot extending to over 200 acres (88 hectares) & over 1m sq ft of buildings. Master planning of the whole site & commencement of the development of the Phoenix Retail & Leisure Parks involving an initial sale of land to Asda. The role included letting, management & expansion of St James Business Park.
Retail / office unit in Church Road let to the Prudential.
Aintree Racecourse Retail Park development comprising 150,000 sq ft of non food retail & leisure units & a McDonalds restaurant forward sold to Land Securities.
80,000 sq ft of Industrial / warehouse development called College Fields Business Centre created for the freehold sale of units & 3 small self contained office buildings.
20,000 sq ft office development in Princess Street pre-let to PWC & sold on completion.
State of the art comprising 9 detached office buildings called "The Pavilions" at Ruscombe Business Park in a landscaped environment with high level of car parking.