Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator, RICS Registered Valuer and Chairman Chase & Partners LLP.
A former pilot, Graham has been a practitioner in the property industry since 1975. He joined the BBC as a building and estates surveyor in 1976, moving on to Ladbrokes Racing Limited as a development surveyor in 1978 and joining Clive Lewis & Partners as a shop agent on 1st January 1980. He was appointed a Partner in 1985 and Chairman of the Retail Group, when Clive Lewis & Partners merged with Edward Erdman in 1993 to form Colliers Erdman Lewis. After seeing through the merger, he set up Chase & Partners on 1st June 1995 and has been trading under this brand ever since.
During his career, he has acquired and sold over £5 billion of retail & leisure property investments, advised on the development of 20 shopping centres and introduced and acquired the majority of Land Securities Retail Warehouse portfolio between 1984 and 1998 to the value of some £2 billion.
Graham has produced an annual report on the retail and leisure property markets since 1983 with the latest being the Chase & Partners Spring Retail Report 2018. He is the author of several technical and published papers on property and valuation issues, has authored two handbooks on CPOs & Compensation and Landlord and Tenant sectors and has chaired or been a member of RICS and CIArb best practice and regulatory standards publications.
As an Arbitrator and Independent Expert for 15 years, he has given awards and determinations on over 200 disputes on a variety of issues from valuations, market rents, viability and planning conditions. For over 30 years he has appeared as an expert witness in the High Court, Lands Tribunal and Public Planning Inquiries on a number of complex and high profile cases.
He is a Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Arbitrator, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors, a current member of the Court of the Arbitrators Livery Company, A Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London Branch Committee, a visiting Professor at Westminster University, an Honorary Fellow of London South Bank University, Past Chairman of the Covent Garden Area Trust, President of the Association of Town and City Management, Chairman of the Commonwealth Housing Trust, Trustee of Alford House youth centre in Vauxhall, Chairman of the Saracens Multi Academy Trust, and a Governor of King’s Ely School, Past Governor of Mill Hill School and Past Governor of Woodhouse VI Form College.