Our people are the reason why people do business with Lee Baron.

Carl Whayman | Chief Executive Officer

Carl joined Lee Baron in 1985 as the company’s first graduate and rose through the ranks to become Chief Executive in 2000.

Carl oversees the entire business, and in particular Investment agency and the placement of property insurance matters. Carl specialises in dealing with unusual and difficult vacant properties either to let or sell often adding value through change of use.

Ian Jones | Chief Operating Officer

Ian joined Lee Baron in 1996 as a senior surveyor responsible for building a new management base for REIT Asset Management (now F&C REIT Asset Management). He has over 25 years’ experience specialising in Portfolio Asset Management and mixed-use consultancy.

He started his career with DTZ and worked exclusively as a portfolio manager on behalf of the BP Pension fund.

Rob Lewis | Executive Director

Rob has been with Lee Baron for over 25 years and has a number of distinct roles within the company operations. He specialises in retail and shopping centre Landlord and Tenant matters, and provides asset management advice to a number of private clients on assets ranging from shopping centres through to individual shops. He is a member of the RICS panel of Arbitrators.

Steve Adeleye | Finance Director

Steve joined Lee Baron in 2009. He has 15 years’ experience of the property sector as well as experience in several other sectors including accounting practice, insurance, hospitality, and property consultancy.

David Izett | Non-Executive Director

David has been a consultant for Lee Baron since 2015. He previously held several executive management positions in leading UK and global property consultancies, including CEO of Colliers International UK plc for nine years. More recently he was Business Development Partner at Cushman & Wakefield, London and Chief Operating Officer at Cushman & Wakefield, Moscow. David holds several advisory positions in other real estate organisations and is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Robert Hobson | Director of Asset Management

Robert joined Lee Baron in early 2014. He is a registered valuer with over 20 years of Property Management expertise. Rob has previously worked for th e London & Henley Group, DTZ Tie Leung and Chesterton International.

He has extensive experience in the execution of complex projects within the property industry including all aspects of asset management, development, valuation and transactional based business.

Mark Fitzgerald | Director, Head of Property Management

Mark Joined in April 2015 as a Director of the Property Management Team. He has over 15 years’ experience in the commercial property industry.

Prior to joining Lee Baron, Mark was a Director at CBRE where he managed property on behalf of M&G, Aviva, HSBC and Chelsfield.

Dianne Rowlands | Director of Human Resources

Dianne joined in 2007 and has over 15 years’ HR experience having worked in a variety of sectors including media, construction and property. Previous employers include BSkyB, Drivers Jonas and Capital Shopping Centres. Dianne is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and is currently undertaking post graduate studies in Organisational Development to further her skills and experience.

Howard Rosen | Director, Head of Landlord & Tenant

Howard is a specialist in Lease Advisory and joined Lee Baron in November 1987. Following a year at Robinson Somerston, Howard re-joined Lee Baron in 2002 to specialise in shopping centre professional work. Having qualified in March 1997, Howard has worked in our dedicated Lease Advisory department since its inception. He was awarded Retail Consultant of The Year 2008 by The Mall Corporation.

John Jackson | Director of Information Technology

John joined Lee Baron in 1989 as an IT consultant on a two week project: Over two decades later, he is still with the company. He is passionate about paperless working, and was instrumental in fully integrating the Softology document management system into Lee Baron’s IT suite, marrying it seamlessly with QUBE property management software.

Paul Tebbutt | Director, Head of Valuations

Paul has been with Lee Baron since 1999. A Chartered Surveyor with 20 years’ post qualification experience, Paul is a RICS Registered Valuer and serves as a panel valuer to a number of banks including Close Brothers, Santander, Handelsbanken, Jordan International Bank and United Trust Bank. Paul serves on the RICS Panel of Arbitrators and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Teri Ashton | Director of Property Management Accounts

Teri joined Lee Baron in 2016 and has over thirty years’ accounting experience, predominately within the property industry, covering all levels of accounting practices within both residential and commercial sectors. Teri joined Lee Baron from Cluttons LLP, where she acted as Head of Client Accounting; prior to this, she worked at Jones Lang LaSalle as Accounts Manager & Project Manager.

Steven Kidd | Director, Property Management

Steven Kidd joined Lee Baron in 2017 to become a Director in the Property Management team.

He has over 25 years experience in Property and Asset Management dealing with complex assets in several European jurisdictions including Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Belgium.

As well as previously operating a European Property Management company he has held senior positions at Deloitte Real Estate and more recently as a Partner in the Asset Services team at Cushman & Wakefield.



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020 7758 5600

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