The bulk of Stephen Hillier's work has been on behalf of occupiers from international corporates to private companies. Most recently he spent several years as a Director at Colliers CRE, one of the UK's leading real estate consultancies and part of one of the largest global networks. He has project-managed the expansion of a chain of UK computer retailers, achieving extremely challenging targets in terms of costs and time-scales. He was responsible for every aspect of the process from finding the location to detailing the fitout and telecoms right through to ensuring that the displays were correctly set up and the staff ready for opening day. In addition he also managed all the rents, utilities, maintenance etc of that portfolio of over 70 shops on extremely tight budgets and in an environment where uninterrupted shop performance was essential. More recently he worked for 5 years with the American investment broking giant, Edward Jones, opening their UK network of over 100 branches, again managing all property aspects of the portfolio. He also worked with this client to set up processes and systems to align with their 9,500 branch network in the US and guided them through the considerable cultural differences that frustrated them.
They are a group of former colleagues and vendors who are external advisors to enhance various areas of expertise and provide backup resource to ensure service levels are maintained. We have complete trust in their commitment to our clients, their similar attention to detail and ability to provide outstanding value for money.
Stephen's background as a tenant property manager has given a superb insight into their needs and mind-set and is proving invaluable in helping our current clients. At your disposal is a proven track-record in real estate which is enhanced by expertise in purchasing and general commerce. Additionally, whilst we are still growing the client base, we are able to offer the expertise of a larger company at advantageous fee levels in the knowledge that if hillier associates provide you with a first-class service both of our enterprises will prosper and we will enjoy a growing friendship and mutual respect.
Our reputation is crucial to us and if we are unable to do a job better than someone else, or give better value, we will tell you. We put great store by understanding your business requirements in order to foster a long-term relationship based on trust and respect and less emphasis on the fees, expenses and transaction turn-over that drives so many consultancies
"Hillier Associates have helped us negotiate a fair lease that gives us the flexibility, certainty and protection that we need whilst creating a sound relationship with our landlords"
"I am delighted with the quality and location of our new premises" Paul Harris - Director
"Hi Stephen, That's wonderful, and thank you SO MUCH for being absolutely brilliant. It's a big, big decision for me and my husband personally, so I feel very much assured by your incredible attention to detail."
"As an inexperienced negotiator I found Stephen's advice and support invaluable. I got the deal I needed and learned a great deal about leasing a commercial property into the bargain!."
"Hi Stephen, Thanks for this very quick turnaround, if you were a solicitor you would certainly stand out from the crowd!"