Meet the team...

 

ANDREW WALLER

Partner, UK

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Andrew is one of the most strategic and lateral thinkers we know. Previously, he worked as a Chartered Surveyor and then moved into consultancy at Ernst & Young. At Remit, Andrew has advised numerous UK and international construction and real estate companies on business and technology strategies and improvements.

His hobbies are bikes, motors, cameras and dad-jokes. And don't get him started on cars unless you’re a petrol head too.

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Partner, The Netherlands

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Hans started as an engineering consultant and has spent more than 30 years in the real estate industry all around the world. Following his time at Ernst & Young, Hans set up Remit in the Netherlands. As the Dutch partner, he has built a strong reputation both in the fields of real estate finance as well as in real estate and IT, both internationally and locally. He takes his motorbike on regular tours around the globe.

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Mark Jones

Partner, UK

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Mark 'Attention to Detail’ Jones is one of the most thorough and logical thinkers we've ever met. He built his career managing and developing information technology in a FTSE 100 property investment company. Now he leads our technology service line, and his combined property and system knowledge and his project management expertise make him unique among us in the UK.


With Remit, Mark works with public and private sector clients on projects including business process improvement, system specification / selection, project turnaround and system strategy.

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MELITA THOMAS

Partner, UK

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Melita is too modest to admit it, but she’s Remit’s Quality Assurance and Compliance Queen. A Chartered Surveyor, she keeps abreast of new regulation and supervises the Remit process library as well as facilitating process improvement projects and leading complex data abstraction projects. Melita is closely involved in training our candidates for RICS admittance, and is an Auditor for RICS APC assessments.


Melita is currently on a mission to walk around the coast of Great Britain.

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Thibaud Lefai

Director, France

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Thibaud has a quiet, self-effacing manner that belies a considerable depth of knowledge in his field. His background is a compelling blend of ‘Big 4’ consulting and property management firms, and his international business experience encompasses Romania, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand and several other Asian countries.


When he has time off, he adds to Remit’s photography collection. Thankfully, he also has a Nikon camera, which reduces the risks of brand rivalry amongst the team!

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Hans Hiensch

Director, The Netherlands

Hans is resolutely calm and unflappable, one of the most relaxed people we know. The other founding partner of Remit in the Netherlands, Hans has a background in finance and IT in the property industry. He was previously CFO of a fast-growing property developer, a KPMG auditor, and an Ernst & Young consultant.

At Remit, Hans is as at home consulting on real estate IT systems operation and strategy as he is with finance and business strategy.

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Bob Thompson

Director, UK

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Bob is our guru – a powerhouse of knowledge with bags of experience in property research and business strategy. He’s widely published as an expert in industrial property, and what he doesn't know about sustainability and green issues in property isn't worth knowing.


Outside Remit, Bob works as a visiting Research Fellow at Reading University and a Senior Research Associate at the College of Estate Management. He also carries out property and technology market research with his RETRI Group.

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Antoine Lelieveld

Director, The Netherlands

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Antoine is probably our most popular project manager; clients fight to work with him. Antoine joined Remit after working at Ernst & Young with Andrew Waller and Hans Gerritsen. He specialises in helping real estate companies improve their processes and systems and has advised some of the largest European real estate investors. He also has extensive experience of controlling major projects.


And if you want to know what to do in Amsterdam at the weekend, ask Antoine.

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Bridget Hardy

Director, UK

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Bridget is a world-renowned expert on Smart Working. She co-authored the seminal publications ‘Working without Walls’ and ‘Working beyond Walls’ and guided the UK government's adoption of the concepts explored in these books.

With over 30 years’ experience in UK central government, including creating the 'State of the Estate’ report, Bridget is an authority on public sector property asset management, and has an excellent track record of collaborative working.


In her free time Bridget enjoys sailing, ice-skating, gardening and travel.

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Mark Leijgraaff

Director, The Netherlands

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Mark has wide-ranging experience as a real estate management consultant in property management, property development, asset management and fund (performance) management. Mark has advised some of the largest Dutch real estate companies and his pragmatic project management skills make a valuable contribution to our more complex implementation projects.


He's a keen photographer, loves his 1960 Corvette and enjoys collecting watches.

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Matthew Blackmore-Squires

Director, UK

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Matthew has boundless and infectious enthusiasm and a natural ability to make the people around him feel comfortable and motivated. His background is in commercial property and lifestyle retail. He has over 12 years’ commercial real estate experience. At GE Capital Real Estate he worked on property finance, operations and investor asset management.

His hobbies are trail running, mountain biking and eating cake.

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Neil Webster

Director, UK

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Neil is known for his pragmatic approach and high vis cycling gear. He also seems to know just about everybody in the property industry.

Neil has advised on: the improvement of asset management within the public sector; estate strategies and implementation plans for local government, emergency services and health sector; business case development; and public sector collaboration initiatives.

Neil is a self-confessed ‘mad cyclist’ and constantly sets himself nutty challenges in order to live up to his reputation.

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Steph Yates

Consultant, UK

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Steph is a mega-achiever who, since joining Remit in 2011, has helped clients to retender the property management services of more than £3.5 billion worth of assets, managed programmes of up to 15 projects to transform real estate businesses and been in more property management process workshops than you can shake a stick at.

She has been running REMark, our property management benchmarking study, since 2013 and has all the latest gossip about how the market is performing.

In her spare time, she shoots fullbore target rifles down her local range.

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Joel Suissa

Assistant Consultant, UK

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Joel joined Remit in September 2016, having worked in Property Development for two years, gained a Management Studies degree from Nottingham University and a Real Estate masters from Cass Business School. Joel’s current role involves assisting the business and its associates across a variety of activities, including client workshops and preparing key documentation. He is currently undertaking APC training, in pursuit of qualifying as an RICS Chartered Surveyor.   

If Remit ever goes into the party planning business, he’ll be the service director.

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Miquela Bezuidenhoudt

Assistant Consultant, UK

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Miquela has a reassuring ‘can do’ attitude, and is extremely organised with an inquiring mind. She graduated from Durham University in 2015 with a degree in Business Finance. At Remit, she’s worked on various research and business projects, including a corporate-wide systems review, property management contract tenders and digital real estate workshops.

She’s one of the most capable people you’re likely to meet and should probably be ruling the world. #miquelaforpresident?

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Rebecca Ewart

Assistant Consultant, UK

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Rebecca graduated from the University of the West of England in 2015 with a degree in Real Estate. Since joining in June 2017, she has been working on a wide variety of projects including assisting with advising clients on meeting compliance and regulatory standards, improving business efficiency and researching into business development. Rebecca's background is in Property Surveying and she is currently undertaking her APC to qualify as a RICS Chartered Surveyor.

In Rebecca’s spare time she enjoys sports activities such as skiing, running and travelling.

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Yvonne Waller

HR, UK

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Yvonne is an all-round good egg who advises Remit on HR Policy & Procedures. When she’s not at Remit, she works with other clients advising on human resource issues such as recruitment, retention, redundancy and employee rights.

Wearing another hat, Yvonne is FCRE Secretary of the Federation of Corporate Real Estate advisors. This role involves managing the Federation’s annual activities including membership administration and events.

For seven years, Yvonne was Club Secretary to Watford Ladies FC.

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Tammy Pretorius

Executive Assistant, UK

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Tammy looks after the team as our Executive Assistant.

If you hear tropical birds and the sea in the background whilst speaking to her - that’s because she’s located in Cape Town (where it’s 30 degrees most of the time!)

Yet, since she’s on the same time-zone as us and is an experienced Skype-user, we benefit from Tammy’s strong administrative and (virtual) communication skills all day, every day

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