Piers is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience of advising on commercial property in the South East of England. Prior to joining as a Partner/owner of Curchod & Co, Piers was a Principal and Head of South East Offices at Avison Young, Director and Head of Office Agency at Capita Plc and a National Director at JLL. He started his career at King Sturge in 2000 and became a Partner in 2008 before the merger with JLL.
Piers specialises in the South East office market acting for funds, developers, investors and property companies as well as advising across the occupier spectrum from large global occupiers to small start-up companies acquiring their first office space. He has acted on some of the regions premier office schemes, such as The Heights, Brooklands for M&G (leasing), Ruskin Square in Croydon for Schroders and Stanhope (leasing), Arlington Square in Bracknell for Arlington (leasing), Cathedral Square, Guildford for Europa and Ediston (Investment), Frimley Business Park for Rushmoor Borough Council (Investment), and Sovereign Gate in Richmond for Watkin Property Ventures (Investment, redevelopment and leasing).
He also has significant Expert Witness experience on matters pertaining to employment use and in particular office space in the South East. This work normally revolves around change of use, viability and demand matters, recent projects, where he has appeared as an Expert Witness, include the planning inquiry on the ERA Site, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead and he recently appeared at the online planning inquiry for Tolworth Tower Planning on behalf of the appellant.
Piers also has extensive occupier experience having acted for a number of corporate clients including GSK, Cubix PSI, Capita, Thales, Network Rail, O2, Orange, Pfizer and Brewin Dolphin.
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