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Richard Reece

It is with great sadness that we have to report the recent death of Richard Reece following a fight with Cancer. Richard was a shareholder, former Director and a special advisor to Buckley Prichard International in the firm’s strategy and on complex assignments.

During his career he had been the Group Finance Director of the Brengreen Group, the Hat Group, the Zal Group, Ashwell Property Group and more recently he worked with Howard Group, McIndoe and Pigeon Investment Management.

He was a brilliant man, with huge intellectual rigour and integrity and he will be greatly missed.

Strutt & Parker buys Surrey planner AKA Planning.

Buckley Prichard International Ltd are delighted to have been part of the identification and introduction of AKA Planning to Buckley Prichard International Ltd are delighted to have been part of the identification and introduction of AKA Planning to Strutt & Parker.

In early December 2015 it was announced that Strutt & Parker bought AKA Planning, an independent planning consultancy based in Surrey.

AKA Planning comprises six planners who will join Strutt & Parker’s existing development team in Guildford; AKA’s managing director Adrian Kearley will head the planning group.

AKA Planning has considerable experience in delivering residential and mixed-use developments in both the public and private sector. Recently they have been involved in the redevelopment of Walthamstow Stadium and advised on proposals for sustainable urban extensions in the south east and major regeneration schemes in London. In the last five years they have secured planning permission for over 2,500 new dwellings.

AKA Planning has also undertaken extensive work in the care and retirement housing sector, working with care providers to deliver care homes, dementia units, extra-care housing and retirement villages. In the past year they have obtained planning permission for over 30 care schemes and they have recently undertaken a care home rationalisation programme in Suffolk securing planning permission for 10 new care homes and 10 new well-being centres.

Strutt & Parker has seven national planning teams located throughout the UK with a team that now extends to 46. Also this year Strutt & Parker has acquired two estate agencies, Roberts Newby and Edwards & Elliott – adding five additional offices to its network, as part of its continued plan for growth.

Andy Martin, senior partner at Strutt & Parker said: “The acquisition of AKA Planning’s team of experts gives us the perfect platform for the expansion of ourdevelopment and planning services across the south east. The team will be essential in assisting our clients to unlock opportunities in what is an ever-changing landscape.”

Adrian Kearley, managing director at AKA Planning added: “This is a great opportunity to combine our expertise with that of the existing Strutt & Parker development team and to ensure that our clients benefit from a range of complementary skills and services.”

Chief Operating Officer / Senior Asset Manager

June 2104 – I would be very interested to hear from any very Senior Asset Managers. Particularly someone from one of the large institutional real estate asset managers where this person may have had an overarching asset management role of European portfolios into the £billions.
They need to be really credible and have a super strong track record to stand above the existing management. They also need to be a 24/7 type of person.
This role will cover the UK and Continental Europe and look after a multi billion euro portfolio.

Patrick Buckley


Head of Equity Raising

Working for a leading European Real Estate Investment Fund this is a new role with the company to head up the fund raising function focused on institutional investors and private equity. Applicants will need to show evidence of the following:

  • Raising capital in from Institutional investors
  • Knowledge of prime real estate and key European businesses
  • Understanding of fund raising and fund structures
  • Excellent contacts and relationships at a senior level in the institutions and property world
  • Strong investor relations/ client facing skills
  • Structuring skills
  • Strong academics

Compensation: Well into six figures on the basic, a good bonus and a normal executive package.


10 years and counting!

Today is Buckley Prichard International’s 10th anniversary since incorporation. Five years up and five years managing during the economic turmoil! I am proud to say we are still here, have an exemplary track record and client base, no bad debts, no administrations/liquidations, no legal issues (or ever have), doing well and still the best in the market. Thank you so much to all our family, friends, colleagues and loyal clients who have supported us during this time.

Onwards and upwards and here is to the next 10 years!

The benefits of using an Executive Search firm

Finding ‘top-level’ talent is tough and very time consuming, but crucial for the success of your business, your profitability and your growth.

By engaging a specialist Executive Search firm such as Buckley Prichard International you have the greatest chance of hiring the very best candidates and saving you time and money in the process.

Many businesses are not fully aware of the benefits of using the services of a reputable executive search firm. Here are a few….

  1. We will provide more certainty and quality than networking, job boards or high street recruitment because 80% of the qualified-candidate pool is not actively looking for a new job. We have expertise in accessing this hidden candidate pool.
  2. We will cost less than using your own resources during the recruitment process when you factor in the true cost of the internal professionals’ time devoted to sourcing and screening unqualified professionals.
  3. Relationships are everything in securing the best talent and we are experts at nurturing and building trust with candidates to ensure high conversion rates from approaches to interviews, successful engagement, and the prevention of issues such as counter offers.
  4. Time critical. We can offer a solution within a short time frame due to our large established network of highly skilled real estate professionals and our technique in sourcing the right people efficiently.
  5. It is important to safeguard the reputation of your business within the property industry when recruiting. We ensure a consistent approach with regard to CV screening, arranging interviews and making offers/rejections to retain a sense of goodwill between client and candidate.
  6. We offer an extensive track record, results and an unblemished reputation.
  7. As directed by the client we work in complete confidence, maintaining the integrity of the client’s image in the public eye.

Buckley Prichard International is one of the very few firms in the real estate market who can deliver on all of the benefits above.

A search process undertaken by Buckley Prichard International will ensure you have access to the best candidates and that you hire the optimum rather than settling for anything less.

Please contact Patrick Buckley we can help with your search.