Our London Team

Torquil Gyngell FRICS, MCIArb - Director

As head of lease advisory, Torquil Gyngell has specialised in this field for more than 25 years. He has peerless experience in London and the Home Counties, as well as working further afield.

In addition to acting for landlords and tenants, he is a pre-eminent Independent Expert and Arbitrator. He also trains new Arbitrators on behalf of RICS. In his capacity as a past president of Arbrix, Torquil frequently lectures on Landlord and Tenant issues and he currently chairs the RICS Disciplinary and Appeal Boards.

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Ian Feltham FRICS, ACIArb - Director

Ian joined HNG in 2007 after working at CBRE, CB Hillier Parker, Healey & Baker (Cushman and Wakefield) and Richard Ellis. His experience in the Landlord and Tenant sector stretches back over 25 years and covers London and the South East.

He regularly acts as Arbitrator and Independent Expert, either via RICS or personal appointment.

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Chris Bryant Dip(Est Man), MRICS - Director

A founding partner of HNG, Chris is head of the Management Department. He has more than 25 years’ experience specialising in property management and accountancy, and associated Landlord and Tenant work.

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Mark Belsham BA (Hons) MRICS - Director

Mark qualified as a surveyor in 1986, after completing an honours degree in Economics and Sociology at the University of East Anglia. He specialises in West and South West London commercial agency, and has more than 25 years’ experience.

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Richard Spencer Director

Richard’s area of expertise is the Central London office market, in which he has in excess of 20 years’ experience. He takes meticulous care to understand and fulfil his clients’ requirements for both the acquisition and disposal of offices.

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Tim Wilkinson Director

After working his way up through the ranks of a national agency, Tim has spent the last 15 years at HNG building his reputation in the suburban market. He specialises in marketing and agency for all types of commercial property.

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Valerie Catlin Office manager - Director

Valerie has been HNG’s Office Manager for more than 20 years and is responsible for all day-to-day accounting matters. She is also the Arbrix Conference Co-ordinator, and as such she organises GP training for Arbitrators and Independent Experts. She also serves as a Justice of the Peace on the Central Kent Bench.

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Will Gyngell MSc - Associate Director

Will specialises in the Central London office market and has considerable experience in both acquisition and disposal for a range of clients from private property companies to institutional funds. Will takes great pride in advising landlords, occupiers and developers with regard to the letting, acquisition and development of Central London offices.

Will is also responsible for HNG’s social media presence which he actively updates and maintains.

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Tony Harris LLM, FRICS, FCIArb - Consultant

Tony is a leading arbitrator and independent expert with over 20 years’ experience and is a former Chairman of Arbrix. He is also a Valuer Chairman of the First-tier Tribunal.

Tony joined HNG in 2016 after spending over 20 years with Cluttons and has wide experience  particularly in London and the South East.

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Sue Elwood BA (Hons) - MRICS - Associate Director

Sue specialises in a rent reviews, lease renewals and office valuations in London and the South East.

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Novelette Douglas Head of Client Accounts - Associate Director

Novelette has over 25 years’ experience in property accounts with both agents and clients.

Manager of varied commercial and residential portfolios, the role entails reporting to clients, collecting and disbursing rents, ensuring that service charges comply with the RICS code of practice, providing monthly and quarterly financial accounts while meeting strict deadlines and VAT returns.

Novelette enjoys liaising directly with clients, auditors, property managers, solicitors and tenants as well as managing and overseeing staff development.

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Anastassia Offei LLB MSc

Anastassia has 5 years’ worth of experience in the commercial property management field backed by a law degree and masters degree in real estate. Anastassia brings a lot of drive and determination coupled with hard work, expertise and experience to every aspect of her work and will be proceeding to qualifying as a chartered surveyor in due course.

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