Background and industry experienceDavid is head of the Rating Department at Fisher German. This is a growing team, which concentrates on reducing clients' costs and ensuring they fully benefit from reliefs etc relating to their Business Rates.
Having worked for the Valuation Office (the Government Agency which sets Non-Domestic Rates) for over 25 years, David worked for specialist rating companies before joining Matthews & Goodman - and now Fisher German.
David hopes all firm divisions will feel comfortable seeking assistance from his team, as almost all our varied clients will have some kind of rating interest - either where an assessment is already in place or any time they are considering diversifying their business beyond an exempt current use.
Outside rating, David enjoys both Karate and Tai Chi, and also writes, arranges and produces music.
He lives in Reading with his wife Maria, his two children, two cats and a whippet.
When did you join Fisher German?
Why did you join Fisher German?
For the challenge of running a rating department, and to work for a company which offers so much opportunity.
What has been your favourite project and why?
Hands down - inspecting the Royal Opera House. It's an amazing operation in a staggering set up.
Most admired, non-property brand?
Moog, Sequential and Oberheim synths; Nord Keyboards; Tom Anderson Guitars
Best holiday destination?
Valencia (or the Bahamas!)
One item to take to a desert island?
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
Prince, Kate Bush and Madeline Miller
Ooooooh - so many. In the end though it has to be The Wicker Man or Midsommar