This month we meet Charles Thompson, Partner at Farebrother and Chairman of CORFAC International.
So Charlie tell us a little about Farebrother and what you guys do?
Farebrother are celebrating their 220 anniversary this year and have always been based in the Midtown central London specialising in Central London commercial property;
Ever since 1799, we’ve been forging close relationships with our clients, to shape the culture, community and landscape of London’s Midtown.
Our independence as a real estate consultancy can bring our clients a unique perspective that delivers the results they need, rather than sell them something we think they want to hear.
What would you say marks you out?
For more than two centuries, we’ve challenged industry convention to become one of Central London’s most trusted opinion formers in real estate.
We have also looked at other areas of the market and at what our clients wanted so over the last 5/6 years we have created 4 Joint ventures in connection with Tuckerman Commercial based in Victoria.
• Union Street Partners – this is now the leading commercial real estate agency in the South Bank, we have dealt with a huge variety of clients and space with an outstanding team. www.unionstreetpartners.co.uk
• Tandem Asset Management – this is our UK Property Asset Management who have grown the team and attracted some amazing new clients and now have offices across the UK servicing all clients. www.tandem-property.com
• Square On Real estate – this is our Residential and Mixed Use Consultancy that provides advice across the UK. www.sqonerealestate.com
• Flexible Office Space – with the moving times especially in London with the fast growing sector of Serviced offices we created our “FOS” team that concentrates on our clients across all the Joint Ventures and also acting for new exciting new brands as well. www.flexibleofficespace.co
With the changing market in London especially we really need to reach out to more international clients and opportunities so we joined CORFAC International where I am now the international Chair which is wonderful group of likeminded business like Farebrother working together. www.corfac.com
Sounds like you’re always busy! Outside of work how do you like to spend your time?
I am married with three lovely children – 13 & 11 year old boys and a 6 year old princess. Weekends I am pretty much a taxi to sport and dance! I am an ex (average) player at London Welsh where I also coach the U14s on Sundays. Its lovely to put back into a club that I played at for over 15 years. Love golf but awful at it and spending a lot of time down in Pembrokeshire when I can.
Thanks Charlie and I’m sure you have offered your commiserations to England