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All About Us

The Bournemouth Property Association was formed in July 2008.

Our Mission is to bring together property professionals from all aspectsof our industry across the region, to provide information, to encouragefruitful relationships and create business opportunities for all members.

Alexandra Eaton

ALEXANDRA EATON

Chairwoman

Alex is a Chartered Marketer and Principal of AE Marketing Solutions, a highly skilled marketing consultancy specialising in brand building, social media, event organisation, advertising and publicity, working specifically for the property and construction industry.

Alex has been on the committee of the BPA since 2010 and for the past 2 years has been joint Vice Chair to support Andrew Singleton our outgoing Chair.

"I am honoured to be the first female Chair of the Bournemouth Property Association and intend to do a good job over my term.   I am proud to also work alongside another female Chair at the Southampton Property Association - we have a woman Prime Minister and female Commissioner of the Metropolitan police, so why not of our property associations?!

For this voluntary role I will continue to oversee events as well as deal with social media and PR for the BPA in order to grow this amazing not-for-profit organisation for the benefit of the local property and construction industry.

The 'BPA' encourages people in the property and construction sectors right across the Bournemouth conurbation to network together to nurture relationships and encourage business. It provides an amazing opportunity to meet with like minded people and to gain and provide support for others in the industry."

Alex's ‘day job’ is as a Chartered Marketer working to promote her clients who are exclusively within the property and construction industry, whether by organising events, running their social media, writing and disseminating their news and/or booking and negotiating their advertising. 

"Of course I always encourage my clients to join the BPA as it’s such a valuable resource and many have now been members for years."

Emily Coomber

EMILY COOMBER

Vice-chair

Emily works within the Commercial Real Estate team at Frettens Solicitors, specialising in commercial property transactions (including granting and taking leases, licences for works & for underletting) as well as dealing with other aspects of landlord and tenant law. 

Frettens deal in a number of different aspects of property law including:

  • Corporate property finance;
  • Disputes and property litigation Estate development & plot sales;
  • Estate management;
  • Landlord & tenant issues;
  • Leases and lease extensions;
  • Property development;
  • Sale and leaseback;
  • Sales and purchases; and
  • Secured lending

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Chris Kane

CHRIS KANE

Vice-chair

In 1990 Chris co-founded Greendale Construction Limited with Rob Hooker and is now a member of the Institute of Directors.  Chris is actively involved with Dorset Business representing Greendale as Platinum Partners of the DCCI and as Vice-Chair for the second year of the BPA..

Greendale is a client-focused Chartered Building Company with a reputation for quality, value and reliability. Our 50-strong, multi-trade labour force is directly employed, giving us the flexibility and control necessary to ensure the highest quality results.

We’re also able to rely on the skills of sub-contractors and suppliers who we’ve worked with for many years and are familiar with meeting our exacting standards. Every project is managed by a qualified Site Manager with Contract or Surveying management support.

Roger Wareham

ROGER WAREHAM

Treasurer

Roger supports and advises a range of commercial clients and individuals. He specialises in and has a passion for advising entrepreneurs and owner-managed/family-owned businesses. Roger works with clients from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, creative and technology, property, recruitment, professional practices and regulated investment businesses. Roger’s clients range from new start-up ventures to well-established international groups with turnover in excess of £100 million.

Saffery Champness is an independent top 20 firm of chartered accountants with nine offices across the UK and offices in Guernsey and Geneva. We focus particularly on advising owner-managed businesses in a variety of commercial sectors, wealthy individuals, families and trusts, charities, other not-for-profit organisations and landed estates.

Our committee members

Aaron Barker

AARON BARKER

Aaron is a local property professional who owns and runs a local, independent sales and lettings agency working with clients to promote the highest of standards across all fields whilst achieving the best possible solution for each property and client. Aaron captains a local rugby team, is a keen golfer and loves a chat about all things property. Aaron’s aim is to keep building trusted relationship within the BPA with fellow members, grow the membership of the BPA and create opportunities for all members to benefit.

Gordon Barker are a local, ARLA licensed, family-run residential sales and lettings agency promoting the highest of standards within the  industry.  Working with our clients, individually, to achieve the best possible situation for their lettings property by offering a range of services tailored to suit their needs.

Andrew Hargadon

ANDREW HARGADON

Having been in the industry for 15 years and with 10 years under his belt at Burns Property Management, Andrew Hargadon has extensive experience in the residential property management sector.  Andrew’s experience and knowledge allows him to offer sound advice and manage his Client’s expectations, providing a bespoke management service that meets his Client’s individual needs. 

Burns Property Management has been successfully managing properties in Dorset and Hampshire for over 40 years. With a wealth of experience in the area and a focus on customer service, Burns has steadily grown into one of the largest Managing Agents in Bournemouth, offering a tailored Service to meet both our Client’s needs and expectations.

Chris Shephard

CHRIS SHEPHARD

Head of Economic & Cultural Development at Bournemouth Borough Council

Claire Bunton

CLAIRE BUNTON

Claire is an Associate Solicitor at Dutton Gregory LLP, specialising in Property Litigation, which makes her a very valuable person in the market to know! With over 11 years of professional experience, Claire offers a wealth of practical knowledge across all property disputes. Whilst Claire's approach to disputes is robust, she recognises the importance to clients of resolving matters economically and with as little impact as possible on their lives or businesses and accordingly, the value of reaching settlement where possible.

Claire is an avid supporter of both the BPA and the wider property circles across Dorset & Hampshire. She regularly networks in the area, and enjoys welcoming new faces to our BPA events, so please introduce yourself if you are attending an event in the future.

Dario Di-Felice

DARIO DI-FELICE

Dario is a Chartered Construction Manager, and is Managing Director of Building Options Limited, and prides himself on being open, honest, respectful, and very professional. Having been in the professional side of construction for over 35 years, he has a solid background and a proven record through his involvement with various companies at local, national and international levels. Dario is the CIOB Liaison Officer for BPA.

Building Options Limited is a Chartered Construction Consultancy providing a wide range of professional services to private and corporate clients, developers, investors, and other businesses. All aspects of construction consultancy, including cost management, project management, contract administration, and property development are covered.

George Long

GEORGE LONG

Savills plc is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. We have an international network of more than 700 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, offering a broad range of specialist advisory, management and transactional services to clients all over the world.

George is Head of Residential Development Sales in Dorset. From Savills branches in Wimborne and Canford Cliffs, his team sells developments across the county acting as a developers in-house sales team. He also advises on pricing and viability as well as all aspects of sales and marketing in the development world.

Hannah Dare

HANNAH DARE

Steele Raymond LLP is a leading regional commercial law firm based on the south coast. Our specialist teams serve business clients across a wide variety of sectors. We also provide a full, high quality personalised service to individuals. We provide a partner-led service which draws upon significant experience and extensive knowledge of our clients’ businesses and sectors. The firm consistently receives the highest possible rankings in the Legal 500, a leading independent guide to the legal profession. We are currently the only firm in Dorset ‘Top Tier’ ranked in our three main commercial practice areas – company & commercial, commercial property and commercial litigation

Jordan Dearlove

JORDAN DEARLOVE

In 2010, Jordan co-founded Volsen Limited with his brother, Sam Dearlove and has been an active member of the BPA for the past 7 years. Jordan continues to grow the business and is committed to build upon the company’s strong foundations with the Volsen Values at it’s core – Quality, Safety and Integrity.

Volsen provides professional services in Roofing and Height Safety Systems and is proud to be the only contractor in the UK to obtain licences from the global  construction company Sika to install their market leading membranes (Sika Sarnafil, Sika Trocal and Sika Liquid Plastics)

Matthew Christopher

MATTHEW CHRISTOPHER

Matthew is a Quantity Surveyor for Rund Partnership Limited based in Southampton. In providing the highest quality service for clients, his role includes the inception to completion of residential new build projects acting as an Employers Agent covering an area from Oxfordshire to Somerset and across the South Coast and Bournemouth. This is his first year standing as a Bournemouth Property Association Committee Member and he is looking forward to engaging in the property environment in Bournemouth and the surrounding area. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby for Bournemouth Rugby Club.

 

Rund is a client focused specialist surveying and construction consultancy based on the South Coast and in London. With nearly 30 years experience in the property sector we offer a wide range of services to our clients who include developers, housing associations, registered social landlords, educational establishments, leisure providers, Local Authorities, educational establishments, health authorities, private commercial companies and private individuals. Our commitment to every client is to provide the highest quality and complete range of surveying and construction consultancy services.

 

Nigel Soloman

NIGEL SOLOMAN

Nigel Soloman is Chief Executive and part owner of Bennington Green a leading consultancy in the construction, property and civil engineering fields. With offices in Bournemouth, London and Bishops Stortford the company delivers a wide range of services to a broad sector of clients in both the public and private sectors.

Nigel has been on the committee for a number of years and is actively involved in improving links with Dorset Chamber and also developing relationships with some of the large national contractors and developers operating in the local area, to encourage a broader membership.

When he’s not working or attending BPA events, you’ll probably find him out there in the bay, on the water!

Bennington Green is a leading consultancy that works in the construction, property and civil engineering fields, offering a wide range of services from project management and building surveying to quantity surveying and the resolution of multimillion pound international construction claims. Nigel is the Chief Executive and has spent much of his career working for large international contractors and consultants both in the UK and overseas. Based in Bournemouth, Nigel has been an active and supportive committee member of the BPA for a number of years.

Sam Chapman

SAM CHAPMAN

PKF Francis Clark are chartered accountants based across the south west of the UK, offering a range of financial services to a large variety of businesses. Our team of experts have a thorough understanding of the property industry and associated issues, enabling tax planning and business advice to be delivered in the most practical way.

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