Matt Waite

Senior Surveyor
Occupier Advisory
London
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Matt joined Vail Williams’ occupier advisory team in 2023 from Turner Morum where he was responsible for advising occupiers of commercial property on lease events, freehold acquisitions and disposals, and business rates advice.

Based out of our London office, Matt is responsible for advising our clients on a range of occupier advisory issues – from property acquisitions to lease events.

Matt specialises in advising s on all aspects of property occupation with a geographical focus on Central and Greater London but is also experienced in advising investors and developers.

His expertise covers a range of issues, from leasehold and freehold acquisitions and lease advisory, to working with clients to ensure that their business rates assessments are fair and accurate. Where they are not, he will challenge and appeal these with the Valuation Office Agency on their behalf.

“I help clients find the most suitable property to their business needs for the best value, provide strategic advice as lease events arise, and ensure my clients do not pay over the odds in business rates. This helps to reduce some of the largest expenses that businesses face and allows my clients to focus on what matters – running their business.”

When advising clients, Matt invests a great deal of time in understanding how their business works and how property can be used to benefit their business. Central to this is trust and a good working relationship.

Matt loves his career in property, because it allows him to meet a wide range of people from several different business backgrounds.

“I get a sense of achievement at work when we successfully acquire a new property for a client, and it allows them to unlock the next stage of their business and allows their staff to move to a nicer premises/area. I also get a sense of achievement when our advice allows a client to minimise cost increases or save money which they can re-invest in their own business.”

Key Skills

  • Commercial lease advice
  • Commercial agency
  • Business rates consultancy