"dpa² provides best-in-class professional advice with a particularly commercial perspective"
I am Anthony Horton - a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years' experience of unlocking the value of property with development potential.
As the proprietor of dpa² since 2012, you can be assured that the advice from me is completely independent and allied to your wider objectives.
With the process of development typically requiring careful consideration of a range of planning, technical and market considerations, my experience, credentials and contacts, ensure that I can identify the optimum development strategy.
If you value an adviser that can clearly articulate every aspect of the process and resource this at the highest level, you should consider dpa² as a refreshing alternative to the mainstream.
Below is a small selection of recent instructions.
Further examples, tailored to your particular circumstances, are available on request.
The Bell Field, Harpenden - Lot size £46m
Acting on behalf of a National Children's Charity, I negotiated the sale of the property on an unconditional basis to a UK Pension Fund with significant interests in housebuilding.
The deal completed in 2019, following extensive off-market negotiations reflecting the special interest that the Pension fund had by virtue of its ownership of an adjacent landholding.
With the property being located in the Green Belt, I initially recommended a strategy involving the promotion of the property through extensive local plan representations and high level political engagement.
Both ownerships were, at our instigation, included in a draft local plan allocation for housing.
The results speak for themselves with my client having secured the full market value for the property on a basis which does not expose them to the risk of securing planning permission or future downward market fluctuations.