Tony Cotsworth BSc FRICS - Consultant

Tony Cotsworth BSc FRICSTony has held director level appointments in the commercial property development and corporate property sectors for over thirty five years, and has wide ranging experience of the development and investment process from project inception to completion and occupation, and an understanding of the corporate occupiers concerns and needs.

Until the autumn of 2002 he was Head of Property and Facilities at Daewoo Cars Limited, and was largely responsible for acquiring, developing, fitting out, and managing the Company's property portfolio (circa 900,000 sq. ft.) of Motor Shows, Car Centres, vehicle workshops, the mini showrooms within Halfords and Sainsbury Savacentres, as well as their parts warehouse in Northampton, head office in Rickmansworth and vehicle import centre at Portbury near Bristol.

Prior to Daewoo he held various positions with property developers including Finlinson Group (Commercial Director), Leigh Developments Limited (Managing Director), English Property Corporation, and Hammerson. Over the years he has worked on many town centre shopping centre schemes including Farnborough, Orpington, Port Talbot, Stratford Upon Avon and Great Yarmouth and has had involvement in around two million sq. ft. of business and industrial space in a substantial number of towns and cities throughout the UK.

Married with six children and two grandchildren, Tony, who has a degree in Estate Management from London University and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is also a Director/Trustee of Life Opportunities Trust - a registered charity which enables people with learning difficulties to develop and lead fulfilling lives in their local community, from a range of accommodation, which provides a high quality of living conditions for the residents. He has a number of other interests in addition to his family, including current affairs, travel, music, architecture and most sport - although these days only as a spectator.

Tony is retained as consultant to Plato Estates Ltd, but has various other clients associated with the motor retail and other commercial property sectors.