The Team

Richard Knightley

Senior Director / Commercial Agency
DD: 01242 246092
M: 07917 155760

Richard Knightley

Richard is Senior Director in charge of Commercial Agency.

He has worked in commercial property since graduating in 1991. He specialises in commercial property agency disposal and acquisition work acting for a range of private and corporate clients from owners and occupiers to investors and developers. His list of clients includes Canada Life, Schroders, Chancerygate and Reiss.

Richard is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer.

Prior to setting up KBW in 2007, he trained and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at Alder King and spent several years at Donaldsons LLP.

Away from work Richard enjoys running and cycling, when not entertaining his two young sons. On behalf of KBW’s charity partner Wellchild, Richard has successfully completed a 100 mile cycle ride (RideLondon), the Cheltenham Half Marathon and most recently the London Marathon 2019.


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Nathan Brown

Senior Director / Building Consultancy
T: 020 3174 2469
M: 07917 155762

Nathan Brown

Nathan is Senior Director in charge of Building Consultancy.

Nathan worked for Rail Property Ltd in London during the early part of his career and then moved to Cheltenham to join Donaldsons Building and Project Consultancy team where he became Team Leader. Nathan then set up KBW with two other Directors in March 2007.

Nathan is a Chartered Surveyor and a Registered Member of the Association for Project Safety. He has over 20 years experience concentrating mainly on Project Management, Employers Agent, Cost Consultancy, Fund Monitoring and CDM provision within the Hotel, Leisure, Retail and Residential sectors. Nathan also acts as expert witness in construction disputes.

He acts for clients including Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group franchisees, Boutique Hotel Operators, Commercial and Residential Developers, Yorkshire Building Society, Persimmon Homes,  Investec and Clydesdale Bank.

Nathan is a keen cyclist.  When other commitments allow he also plays football and cricket.


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Steven Wood

Senior Director / Professional Services
DD: 01242 246094
M: 07917 155761

Steven Wood

Steven is Senior Director of Professional Services for KBW and specialises in lease consultancy and business rates.

He works throughout the UK for clients including Arla Foods, Yorkshire Building Society, Leon Restaurants, Oak Furnitureland, Reiss, Sweaty Betty and Soho Coffee Shops.

Steven is a Chartered Surveyor, Registered Valuer and a member of the Rating Surveyors’ Association. He regularly acts as expert witness in lease and business rate dispute resolution proceedings.

Prior to setting up KBW in 2007, Steven spent several years working throughout the UK for Donaldsons LLP.

Away from work Steven enjoys playing football and is a keen runner.


V-Card: Steven Wood

Peter Ogden

Consultant / Property Management
T: 01242 246098
M: 07921 106605

Peter Ogden

Peter has worked in corporate property since 1985. He specialises in strategic and property asset management and facilities management. He has worked in financial services, local government and contracting.

Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Prior to the merger of Chelsea Building Society with Yorkshire Building Society, Peter had primary responsibility for the national property portfolio of Chelsea Building Society and latterly held a key role managing the merger and integration of the two Societies.

Away from work Peter enjoys playing golf, walking and spending time with family.


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Laura Hatten

Surveyor / Commercial Agency
DD: 01242 246093
M: 07769 254158

Laura Hatten

Laura is a key member of KBW’s commercial agency team, handling disposal and acquisition of shops, offices and industrial premises.

Born and bred in Stratford-upon-Avon, Laura achieved a first class honours degree in Marketing at University of East London and an MSc in Real Estate at University College of Estate Management.

Laura gained several years of experience at Joscelyne Chase in Essex, and her outstanding agency skills were recently recognised when she was shortlisted for Rising Star of the Year in the National Negotiator Awards 2017. She continues to focus on providing exceptional customer service and building long term relationships.

In her spare time, Laura is a keen crime fiction reader and enjoys long walks in the countryside.


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Sarah Fennell

Office Manager
DD: 01242 246098

Sarah Fennell

Sarah is KBW’s Office Manager, responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly and paying suppliers!

She also helps run KBW’s Property Management department, liaising with tenants, suppliers and contractors and assisting with rent, service charge and insurance management.

Sarah was KBW’s first recruit, having worked for many years with Richard, Nathan and Steven at Donaldsons LLP, where she was also Office Manager.

In her spare time, Sarah loves spending time with her three dogs, socialising and keeping fit.  She is a member of Cheltenham’s Almost Athletes and has completed over 100 running events, including the Race to the Stones ultra-trail marathon (100km over 2 days!).


V-Card: Sarah Fennell

Samantha Palin

DD: 01242 244744

Samantha Palin

Sam is Secretary and Estates Administrator at KBW.

She specialises in Business Rates management and helps to manage and administer the multi-million pound liabilities of several major national property portfolios.

Sam qualified from university with a first class honours degree in Surface Pattern Design. She continues to enjoy being creative in her spare time, and also uses her design skills to produce marketing material for KBW’s commercial agency team.

Away from work, Sam loves drawing, reading, spending time with her family and shopping!


V-Card: Samantha Palin

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