Robert joined Allsop as a graduate surveyor in 1985 and now has overall responsibility for the Business Rates Department. He specialises in the retail sector.

He has a vast range of experience gained over 30 years in valuing most types of retail properties. Robert is Chairman of the influential Rating Surveyors Association Retail Panel and is a past member of the RICS Rating and Local Taxation Policy Panel. He is responsible for chairing the rate appeal negotiations in many high profile retail locations including London’s Oxford Street and Westfield London. In 1999 he established and has since run the nationwide scheme used by rating agents to identify rate saving situations on shops.

His team are retained by over 150 retailers including Primark, The Arcadia Group (Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins, Burtons, Wallis, Evans), Hotel Chocolat, CEX, Moss Bros and Foyles.

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