Meet the Team

John Slade BSc MRICS

Director

Head of the Commercial team John is responsible for all aspects of sales, acquisitions and letting of commercial property covering the needs of clients throughout Devon and Cornwall and their requirements within the industrial, office and retail sectors, as well as providing investment and development advice. John started practicing in 1985 when he joined Stratton & Holborow, later moving to Chesterton and English Partnerships before starting with Monk and Partners in 1996 as Director. His clients range from local to international including and public and private sectors. Recent transactions include the acquisition of Friary Retail Park, Plymouth, the former B & Q premises at Marsh Mills, Plympton and the sale of Ashleigh Court Office investment at Plympton. Outside of work John (aka Henry Slade’s dad) is an ardent follower of rugby as well as being active in other sports including tennis, windsurfing & skiing.

David Monk BSc (Hons) MRICS

Director

Founding member of the firm David has an almost unrivalled level of experience through a diverse range of commercial and residential sectors. Principally responsible for providing professional advice to Banks, Housing Associations, Private Clients, Corporate Clients on both Value and Condition of Residential and Commercial buildings, from landlord to tenant issues, development appraisals and expert witness work.

David has over 30 years as a Chartered Surveyor and a depth of knowledge from all the experiences and variety of cases he has been involved. He is a registered RICS valuer and Licensed Valuer.

Simon Cook BSc MRICS

Specialising in residential property valuation, survey and development appraisal providing advice to lending sources, private and corporate clients. Simon has extensive knowledge within the property market and is involved with the appraisal and acquisition advice to many Housing Associations in Devon and Cornwall.

Simon is a registered and licensed Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) valuer with over 35 years experience.

Jodie Macmillan BSc (Hons) MRICS

Since joining Monk and Partners in 2012, Jodie has qualified as a Chartered Surveyor a RICS Registered Valuer.

She undertakes Residential Valuations, RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys for private and corporate clients including numerous Housing Associations throughout Devon and Cornwall. Acting for clients such as BMW, Jodie also advises on Landlord and Tenant issues, Rating and other commercial property requirements.

Gareth Forrest BSc (Hons)

Currently training to become a Chartered Surveyor, Gareth is the newest member of the firm who joined having sold his interest in Lang Town and Country a successful local estate agency joined to start training in April 2019. Gareth has built a strong reputation within the local residential and development market for his depth of knowledge and professional advice.

Gareth who started a property career in estate agency in early 2003 for family firm Bettisons which was later acquired by international firm King Sturge before starting independent estate agency Town & Country which later merged with Lang and Co to form Lang Town & Country. During his estate agency career Gareth has seen both the boom and bust years and understands the Plymouth market. Gareth has a strong respect within the local market and brings within him a loyal network of contacts looking for property developments and opportunities.

Gareth has been chairman of the Plymouth Area Property Professionals Association. And was a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents for 14 years.

Charlie Higgins

Office Manager

Charlie joined our team in early 2017 as part of the administration team and in 2019 took over as the office manager. She is responsible for providing our quotes for surveys and the daily running of the office.

Emilie Thomas

Emile joined the firm in mid 2019. Emile has a wealth of office administration experience and is settling into the team.

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