Background and industry experienceStuart is a member of the Fisher German Leadership Team, is Divisional Managing Partner for the Agency Division and heads up the National Country Agency Team. Stuart's role as Head of the Agency Division is to oversee the agency activities of Fisher German, throughout all the geographic areas serviced by the firm and covering the Rural, Residential, Commercial and Development Sectors. Stuart is responsible for developing the growth strategy for Fisher German's transactional business through the implementation of a firm-wide business plan to deliver optimum results in sales, acquisitions and lettings with leadership in key areas including marketing, best practice compliance, people development, customer service delivery, agency-specific IT and CRM.
Stuart's client work is varied but focuses on the disposal of prime property within the rural and residential markets. In addition to country house, farm and estate sales, Stuart has involvement in development property, institutional work, portfolio disposals, acquisitions and a variety of consultancy work, mainly for private clients.
Following a degree in Estate Management, Stuart gained RICS qualification in 1993 and spent 19 years working at Knight Frank before joining Fisher German in 2009 to expand the agency services of the firm.
Home is in Gloucestershire. Stuart has a love of alpine sports, including skiing and mountaineering, tries to make time for hiking, squash and cycling and, having hung up the playing boots, Stuart coaches junior rugby.
When did you join Fisher German?
Why did you join Fisher German?
I had been searching for a progressive partnership to join who were committed to growth and could genuinely deliver a full breadth of services to clients at the highest level. I have never turned back, our organisation and people never cease to impress me.
What has been your favourite project and why?
So many to choose from but for great variety and challenge the sale of the Herefordshire Council Farms Portfolio stands out. The successful sale of over 4,000 acres in 59 complex lots was a fascinating project.
Most admired, non-property brand?
Apple. An easy target but a true global leader in brand success.
Best holiday destination?
One item to take to a desert island?
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
Good Will Hunting