About

Commercial Property Agents & Property Consultants Covering Newcastle & the North East

Established in 2006, Johnson Tucker is a highly regarded firm of chartered surveyors and commercial property agents based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We have a strong co-ordinated team of experts, working together to offer a wide range of property services;

We advise on properties across all sectors; retail, industrial, office, leisure & residential.

We advise investors and property owners on all aspects of property ownership through the full cycle from purchase, day to day management including rent collection and service charges, landlord and tenant matters such as lease renewals and rent reviews, repairs and maintenance, dilapidations and disposals.

We help you source investment opportunities and work with you to add value to your investment, through pro-active asset management and will advise on the optimum way to sell your investment, to achieve the best possible price.

In the residential field our services include valuations for secured lending, tax, probate and matrimonial purposes; expert witness reports and advice on purchase/off market property.

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Our main core areas of work include:

  • Property Investment advice
  • Investment sale and purchase
  • Commercial property management and residential block management
  • Leasehold advisory work
  • Landlord & tenant work
  • Rent reviews & lease renewals
  • Expert valuation reports on commercial & residential properties
  • Commercial property agency
  • Leasing & Letting
  • Purchase & Sale
  • Providing Energy Performance Certificates and advising on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
  • Residential Leasehold Enfranchisement – Advice on buying your freehold and extending your lease

our team

David Johnson MRICS

Partner
about david

David is a problem solving chartered surveyor. He can think out of the box and use his valuation and appraisal skills together with his property management experience and knowledge of the legal framework to get the best results for clients. This wide-ranging property sector knowledge has seen him acting as an expert witness in property disputes, third party and negligence proceedings and he also possesses  specialist knowledge of the further education sector providing valuation advice and assisting in the preparation of accommodation strategies.

David is a problem solving chartered surveyor. He can think out of the box and use his valuation and appraisal skills together with his property management experience and knowledge of the legal framework to get the best results for clients. This wide-ranging property sector knowledge has seen him acting as an expert witness in property disputes, third party and negligence proceedings and he also possesses  specialist knowledge of the further education sector providing valuation advice and assisting in the preparation of accommodation strategies.

Andrew Tucker MRICS

Partner
about andrew

Andrew has thorough knowledge of the North East property market having practiced in the region throughout his career since 1983. Following a spell “client side” with Grainger Plc, Andrew established the Newcastle office of a major national practice, Gerald Eve, with David Johnson in 1998. In September 2006 he and David decided to become independent and set up Johnson Tucker LLP. Andrew is the thinking mans agent and gets particular pleasure identifying opportunities and brokering complex transactions involving several parties. Whether advising on acquisition or disposal, Andrew will ensure that the client achieves the desired result at the best possible price.

His experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property ensures that there are no surprises, or opportunities missed. This is fundamental when dealing with land sales/purchases, where planning permission can add significant value, or sale and leaseback transactions where the terms need to be right for both buyer and seller.

Andrew also has specialist knowledge in the motor trade and trade park sectors for owners and occupiers. Andrew is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor carrying out Rent Reviews and Lease Renewal work for major clients, including ATS, BSS, Co-Operative Group, Ernst & Young, Grainger Plc, Greggs Plc, HSS, NCP and Laing O’Rourke. This includes Arbitration and Independent Expert disputes where witness statements and oral hearings are sometimes necessary.

He has prepared reports for, and acted as an Expert Witness in major planning applications and Public Inquiries. He regularly provides advice to litigation solicitors and is experienced at providing evidence in Court. Andrew is also an RICS Registered Valuer, providing advice to individuals, companies, pension funds, accountants and solicitors. This could be anything including a single valuation of a residential property, asset valuations, providing advice in matrimonial disputes or providing Expert Witness advice on other valuation matters. He regularly prepares loan security valuations for most major banks and lending institutions. This includes both residential and commercial properties from individual units to portfolios.

He also has residential investment expertise gained from working at Grainger Plc as well as advising clients in the social housing sector. Another area of specialist expertise in the residential sector is dealing with Leasehold Enfranchisement cases where he has given advice to freeholders including Bellway and Persimmon as well as many leaseholders whether individually or collectively. With colleague Malcolm Angus and consultant Richard Harris, Johnson Tucker LLP is one of the few firms of Chartered Surveyors in the North East that has considerable specialist knowledge in this sector.

Andrew has thorough knowledge of the North East property market having practiced in the region throughout his career since 1983. Following a spell “client side” with Grainger Plc, Andrew established the Newcastle office of a major national practice, Gerald Eve, with David Johnson in 1998. In September 2006 he and David decided to become independent and set up Johnson Tucker LLP. Andrew is the thinking mans agent and gets particular pleasure identifying opportunities and brokering complex transactions involving several parties. Whether advising on acquisition or disposal, Andrew will ensure that the client achieves the desired result at the best possible price.

His experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property ensures that there are no surprises, or opportunities missed. This is fundamental when dealing with land sales/purchases, where planning permission can add significant value, or sale and leaseback transactions where the terms need to be right for both buyer and seller.

Andrew also has specialist knowledge in the motor trade and trade park sectors for owners and occupiers. Andrew is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor carrying out Rent Reviews and Lease Renewal work for major clients, including ATS, BSS, Co-Operative Group, Ernst & Young, Grainger Plc, Greggs Plc, HSS, NCP and Laing O’Rourke. This includes Arbitration and Independent Expert disputes where witness statements and oral hearings are sometimes necessary.

He has prepared reports for, and acted as an Expert Witness in major planning applications and Public Inquiries. He regularly provides advice to litigation solicitors and is experienced at providing evidence in Court. Andrew is also an RICS Registered Valuer, providing advice to individuals, companies, pension funds, accountants and solicitors. This could be anything including a single valuation of a residential property, asset valuations, providing advice in matrimonial disputes or providing Expert Witness advice on other valuation matters. He regularly prepares loan security valuations for most major banks and lending institutions. This includes both residential and commercial properties from individual units to portfolios.

He also has residential investment expertise gained from working at Grainger Plc as well as advising clients in the social housing sector. Another area of specialist expertise in the residential sector is dealing with Leasehold Enfranchisement cases where he has given advice to freeholders including Bellway and Persimmon as well as many leaseholders whether individually or collectively. With colleague Malcolm Angus and consultant Richard Harris, Johnson Tucker LLP is one of the few firms of Chartered Surveyors in the North East that has considerable specialist knowledge in this sector.

Gary Robinson MRICS

Partner
about gary

Gary’s easy manner and fair approach have engendered many a good relationship with tenants over the years, while he seeks to look after the landlord’s interests, providing property owners and investors with a complete property management service.  He is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor supervising almost all rent reviews and lease negotiations for his management clients. He is also a qualified risk assessor.

Gary’s easy manner and fair approach have engendered many a good relationship with tenants over the years, while he seeks to look after the landlord’s interests, providing property owners and investors with a complete property management service.  He is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor supervising almost all rent reviews and lease negotiations for his management clients. He is also a qualified risk assessor.

Daniel Capobasso MRICS

Partner - Investment Agency
about daniel

Daniel has lived in Newcastle upon Tyne since 2004, first arriving in the city as an undergraduate studying Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University. He subsequently acquired a Masters Degree in Real Estate Management and graduated from Northumbria University in September 2008.

Daniel has worked in commercial property since 2008 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in October 2011 with a well-established Teesside based commercial surveying firm. He therefore has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Daniel has wide ranging skills having worked in general practice for approximately 7 years covering most commercial surveying disciplines, with principle activities in this role, including sales and lettings, acquisition and investment advice as well as commercial property management, lease renewals, rent reviews and rating appeals.

Daniel is an experienced valuer specialising in the valuation of portfolios and high value commercial investments. Daniel is a RICS Registered Valuer and has experience in loan security valuations where he has acted on behalf of most major banks and lending institutions.

In June 2014, Daniel moved to Johnson Tucker LLP specialising in investments and development opportunities, his principal role focusing on advice to funds, property companies and individuals on the sale and acquisition of commercial investment opportunities. Further details of recent acquisitions and disposals can be found in the ‘NEWS’ section of the Johnson Tucker website. Recent high profile transactions include the sale of a mixed use retail & student residential investment on the campus of Northumbria University for in excess of £5m (HERE) and the acquisition of a highly secure investment let to South Tees NHS trust for in excess of £14m (HERE).

Daniel has lived in Newcastle upon Tyne since 2004, first arriving in the city as an undergraduate studying Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University. He subsequently acquired a Masters Degree in Real Estate Management and graduated from Northumbria University in September 2008.

Daniel has worked in commercial property since 2008 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in October 2011 with a well-established Teesside based commercial surveying firm. He therefore has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Daniel has wide ranging skills having worked in general practice for approximately 7 years covering most commercial surveying disciplines, with principle activities in this role, including sales and lettings, acquisition and investment advice as well as commercial property management, lease renewals, rent reviews and rating appeals.

Daniel is an experienced valuer specialising in the valuation of portfolios and high value commercial investments. Daniel is a RICS Registered Valuer and has experience in loan security valuations where he has acted on behalf of most major banks and lending institutions.

In June 2014, Daniel moved to Johnson Tucker LLP specialising in investments and development opportunities, his principal role focusing on advice to funds, property companies and individuals on the sale and acquisition of commercial investment opportunities. Further details of recent acquisitions and disposals can be found in the ‘NEWS’ section of the Johnson Tucker website. Recent high profile transactions include the sale of a mixed use retail & student residential investment on the campus of Northumbria University for in excess of £5m (HERE) and the acquisition of a highly secure investment let to South Tees NHS trust for in excess of £14m (HERE).

Malcolm Angus MRICS

Associate Partner
about malcolm

Malcolm is an experienced commercial valuer who since qualifying in 2003 has worked for some major national and international firms and joined Johnson Tucker LLP in June 2015. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and having practiced in the region for the majority of his career, he has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Malcolm carries out lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlords and tenants and also advises clients on leasehold enfranchisement cases.

Malcolm is an experienced commercial valuer who since qualifying in 2003 has worked for some major national and international firms and joined Johnson Tucker LLP in June 2015. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and having practiced in the region for the majority of his career, he has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Malcolm carries out lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlords and tenants and also advises clients on leasehold enfranchisement cases.

Janet Young MRICS

Associate Partner
about janet

Janet is well established property manager in the north east. Janet has worked for both national and regional Chartered Surveying firms and adds her wealth of experience to the Johnson Tucker Property Management team.

Within an expanding property management department, Janet’s experience is essential; managing shopping centres, multi let properties and residential blocks. As well as looking after the landlords interests Janet has developed a good working relationship with tenants, contractors and other property professionals.

Janet is well established property manager in the north east. Janet has worked for both national and regional Chartered Surveying firms and adds her wealth of experience to the Johnson Tucker Property Management team.

Within an expanding property management department, Janet’s experience is essential; managing shopping centres, multi let properties and residential blocks. As well as looking after the landlords interests Janet has developed a good working relationship with tenants, contractors and other property professionals.

Kristian Sorensen MRICS

Senior Surveyor - Commercial Agency
about kristian

Originally from Newcastle, Kristian initially studied History and Politics at Loughborough University before returning home to complete his Master’s Degree in Real Estate, graduating from Northumbria University in October 2015.

Following his graduation, Kristian immediately took up a position in a well-established North East chartered surveying firm working primarily in the agency department, across all commercial property sectors throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and County Durham.

In September 2017, Kristian joined Johnson Tucker LLP, where alongside agency work he assisted the commercial valuation, property management and investment functions of the business in order to gain experience in a number of commercial surveying disciplines. Such experience was essential as Kristian passed his Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer in May 2018.

Kristian now specialises in commercial agency, both occupational and investment, acting for property owners as well as tenants and purchasers throughout the North East.

Kristian is an active member of the RICS Matrics, the young professionals’ arm of the RICS, regularly attending their professional networking and social events as well as seminars and conferences to aid his continued professional development.

Originally from Newcastle, Kristian initially studied History and Politics at Loughborough University before returning home to complete his Master’s Degree in Real Estate, graduating from Northumbria University in October 2015.

Following his graduation, Kristian immediately took up a position in a well-established North East chartered surveying firm working primarily in the agency department, across all commercial property sectors throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and County Durham.

In September 2017, Kristian joined Johnson Tucker LLP, where alongside agency work he assisted the commercial valuation, property management and investment functions of the business in order to gain experience in a number of commercial surveying disciplines. Such experience was essential as Kristian passed his Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer in May 2018.

Kristian now specialises in commercial agency, both occupational and investment, acting for property owners as well as tenants and purchasers throughout the North East.

Kristian is an active member of the RICS Matrics, the young professionals’ arm of the RICS, regularly attending their professional networking and social events as well as seminars and conferences to aid his continued professional development.

Chris Morren

Management Surveyor
about chris

Chris has worked in the property industry for over 11 years in various sectors, gaining a wealth of experience in accounting, social housing management as well as residential block and property management.

Within an expanding property management team at Johnson Tucker, Chris’ experience is essential in ensuring that all properties are compliant with current legislation and that an excellent service is being delivered to our clients.

Chris has worked in the property industry for over 11 years in various sectors, gaining a wealth of experience in accounting, social housing management as well as residential block and property management.

Within an expanding property management team at Johnson Tucker, Chris’ experience is essential in ensuring that all properties are compliant with current legislation and that an excellent service is being delivered to our clients.

Matthew Ternent

Graduate Surveyor
about matthew

Matthew graduated from Northumbria University with a 1st Class Degree in Estates Management, impressively being awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in the process. He works alongside David Johnson, Andrew Tucker and Malcolm Angus in the valuation department providing advice and expert reports on commercial and residential valuation matters.

Matthew graduated from Northumbria University with a 1st Class Degree in Estates Management, impressively being awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in the process. He works alongside David Johnson, Andrew Tucker and Malcolm Angus in the valuation department providing advice and expert reports on commercial and residential valuation matters.

Amanda Reid

Office Secretary / Administrator
about amanda

Amanda is very experienced secretary and office administrator having worked for 18 years as PA to the Senior Partner of a major firm of Chartered Accountants before a further 13 years as secretary to the management team at a national Fire & Security Firm. Amanda now works as secretary at Johnson Tucker, where she is a valued member of a growing team.

Amanda is very experienced secretary and office administrator having worked for 18 years as PA to the Senior Partner of a major firm of Chartered Accountants before a further 13 years as secretary to the management team at a national Fire & Security Firm. Amanda now works as secretary at Johnson Tucker, where she is a valued member of a growing team.

Sharon Morley

Property Management Account Manager

Kate Fitzpatrick

Accounts Assistant
about kate

Kate joined Johnson Tucker in January 2021 after spending two years with an accountancy firm and a further 6 years with a national firm of chartered surveyors in Newcastle upon Tyne. Kate is currently undergoing her AAT accreditation to become an accounts technician.

 

Kate joined Johnson Tucker in January 2021 after spending two years with an accountancy firm and a further 6 years with a national firm of chartered surveyors in Newcastle upon Tyne. Kate is currently undergoing her AAT accreditation to become an accounts technician.

 

2019

Chris Morren joins Johnson Tucker’s expanding property management department and brings with him a wealth of experience in residential block and property management.

2018

We now have grown to a team of 10 RICS qualified surveyors – each with their own skill set. Our core business areas are Property Management, Investment Brokerage, Commercial and Residential Valuations, Landlord & Tenant and Commercial Agency.

Kristian Sorensen qualified as a Chartered Surveyor gaining MRICS status in May 2018.

2017

Gary Robinson and Daniel Capobasso were promoted; Gary, who leads the property management function was promoted to Partner and Daniel, who specialises in the sale and acquisition of investment opportunities was also promoted to Partner.

We were joined by two graduate surveyors; Kristian Sorensen and Matthew Ternent. Matthew is an accredited domestic and commercial EPC assessor.

2016

In October 2016 we were joined by experienced property manager Janet Young to assist with our growing property management portfolio.

We also celebrated our 10 year anniversary.

2015

In 2015 we were joined by Malcolm Angus, expanding our valuation team to manage the increased volume of commercial & residential valuation work.

2014

In 2014 we took over the workload of Swaisland Harris Associates and were joined by former partner; Richard Harris as Consultant. We continue to work closely with Richard.

Daniel Capobasso replaced Dougie Cranston as head of investment agency to continue our bespoke investment agency brokerage service. Daniel continues to purchase off-market investment opportunities for our clients.

2013

In 2013 we set up our own in-house property maintenance team. This has enabled us to provide a fast and pro-active service to our retained management clients.

2010

We moved to new riverside offices above The Boathouse Public House, Newburn on the western fringe of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre in May 2010 – Download Map

2007

We recruited expert residential valuer Nick Lansberry, which expanded our offer to include advice on residential property as well as commercial.

2006

Johnson Tucker was established in September 2006 by David Johnson and Andrew Tucker who together with Gary Robinson and Lisa Nellist had formed the core team of the Newcastle office of Gerald Eve.

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