Richard is a Partner in the West End Leasing team. He specialises in acting for institutional landlords, private property companies and large occupiers.  He has had a key role in advising on the detailed design of schemes alongside the development team, in addition to the successful marketing and leasing of many high profile West End offices.



Richard has over 20 years’ experience in the West End office leasing market.  He started his career in London in 1999 with DTZ (now C&W).  In 2010 he moved to Deloitte Real Estate and subsequently to niche West End specialist H2SO which in 2014 merged with Colliers International.  Richard joined Allsop in 2018 as a Partner. 


80,000 sq ft D/D/Leasing HB Reavis  Cooper & Southwark, SE1
75,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing            Schroders                    Chenies Street, WC1
60,000 sq ft D/D/Leasing LaSalle IM 130 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2
55,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing  Lazari  One Welbeck Street, W1
50,000 sq ft  Leasing   Aberdeen Standard  Endeavour House, WC2
50,000 sq ft  Leasing  Northwood  90 Long Acre, WC2
50,000 sq ft  Leasing  Aberdeen Standard  75 York Road, SE1
50,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing Aberdeen Standard  14 St. George Street, W1
45,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing Joint London 22 Berners Street, W1
40,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing CBREGI  Seven Dials Warehouse, WC2
36,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing LaSalle I M  Emerson Studios, SE1
35,000 sq ft  Leasing  Mayfair Capital 20 Red Lion Street, WC1
35,000 sq ft  Leasing   Lazari 262 High Holborn, WC1
35,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing CBREGI    30 Market Place, W1
35,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing UBS  12 Golden Square, W1
30,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing Aberdeen Standard    50 New Bond Street, W1
30,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing LaSalle IM  77 Kingsway, WC2
30,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing Hermes  33 Glasshouse Street, W1
25,000 sq ft D/D/Leasing  NFU Mutual  Maple & Midford, W1
25,000 sq ft D/D/Leasing  DTZ Investors 2-3 Golden Square, W1
20,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing  Jaro Real Estate 70 New Oxford Street, WC1
18,000 sq ft  Leasing  Capreon 31 St. Petersburgh Place, W2
15,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing Morgan Capital 15 Stratford Place, W1
15,000 sq ft  D/D/Leasing  CBREGI  10 Midford Place, W1




Favourite Sport/Team: Football / Dunfermline Athletic Football Club

Favourite Film: Trainspotting 

Favourite Musician: Gerry Cinnamon

Favourite Landmark: St Pauls Cathedral

Favourite Holiday Destination: Greek Islands

Insights by Richard Townsend

Blog 01/12/22

Oxford Street: Retail Powerhouse To Office Hub

Office Leasing | Offices

The latest in a long line of planning approvals was achieved over the summer when Westminster City Council granted permission...

Blog 29/05/20

All Back to Work

Office Leasing | Offices

As we all look forward to the end of the COVID-19 lockdown, companies across the country will be evaluating how their office...

Blog 18/05/20

Will we now need to adopt the hybrid method of office occupation?

Office Leasing | Tenant | Landlord

Since 24th March office space became, virtually overnight, of little use to anyone.  Eight weeks forward and London has star...