The Team

We pride ourselves on our local knowledge and regional expertise. The structure of the company enables all directors to undertake an active role on projects, and see them through personally from start to finish.

Group Director

​Peter Da Silva

Contact:

+44 (0)1483 300176
pds@wadhamandisherwood.co.uk

From:

London

Likes:

Travelling near and far (in the last 12 months, visited Spain, India, Russia, France & Japan), most sport, restaurants/eating out, current affairs, film

Lives:

Kenley, Surrey

ACCREDITATIONS:

BSc (Hons) Estate Management, MRICS

BIOGRAPHY:

Peter runs the office and business space Agency Team at Wadham and Isherwood Guildford. He has over 30 years experience in agency matters having worked at King & Co and St Quintin earlier in his career in Central London but since 1997 he has been at Wadham and Isherwood where he has spent virtually all of the last 15 years dealing with agency matters in Surrey, North Hampshire and the South West M25 areas generally.

Peter’s clients include: Threadneedle, Legal and General, BMO Real Estate, Mckay Securities plc, CBRE Investors and Vantage Asset Management, as well as corporates such as Syngenta and Petrofac.

Some of his more recent deals include:

  • The acquisition of 34,000 sq ft for Petrofac in Dukes Court, Woking
  • Letting to GCL Solicitors of 12,000 sq ft at Cathedral Hill, Guildford on behalf of AXA Real Estate.
  • Letting of 12,000 sq ft to Mclelland and Partners in St Andrews House, Woking for Vantage Asset Management.
  • The acquisition on behalf of Alpha Petroleum of 7,100 sq ft at London Square, Guildford.

Group Director

​Mark Isherwood

Contact:

+44 (0)1483 300176
mjji@wadhamandisherwood.co.uk

From:

Weybridge

Likes:

Golf, classic cars, travelling, property refurbishments, and 3 grown up daughters

Lives:

Sunningdale

BIOGRAPHY:

Mark Isherwood is head of retail agency and investment.

His early career in the 1970’s was at Healey and Baker (Now Cushman and Wakefield) dealing with the letting of shopping Centres.He then became Property Manager of a multiple retail opticians based in Camberley before re joining the agency world at Messenger May Baverstock (Now Lambert Smith Hampton) in 1981.

Mark founded Wadham and Isherwood with Nigel Wadham in 1986 an opened a Guildford office.Further offices were subsequently opened in Farnham,Woking,Camberley and Staines so covering  much of the Surrey and bordering Hampshire and Middlesex areas.

Mark specialises in retail agency,asset management and investment principally in the South East on behalf of a variety of clients including M and G, Wolfe Properties, Amplifon, Metrobank, Catalyst Capital, Marchday Group, Rushmoor Borough Council, Scrivens  and CCL Properties.

Recent notable successes include:

  • The sale of a 10,000 sq ft office investment in Petersfield for Ridgeway Land for £2.1m following a competitive bidding situation
  • The letting of a large 5000 sq ft High Street shop in Guildford to Countrywide at a strong Zone A rental
  • The sale of a Freehold retail investment in Godalming High Street at well in excess of asking terms following best bids reflecting a yield of 5.75%
  • Overseeing the £2m refurbishment of a vacant 15,000 sq ft office building in Guildford Town Centre ready for letting by the firm

Business Space Agency

Andrew Gubbins

Contact:

+44 (0)1483 300176
ag@wadhamandisherwood.co.uk

From:

London

Likes:

Swimming, Boxing & MMA.

BIOGRAPHY:

Andrew  is  a  Chartered  Surveyor  and  recently  joined  Wadham &  Isherwood in the Commercial Agency department.

He previously worked for Savills Development  Land  and  Valuations  team  in  Reading. His  activities  included  business  development,  planning assessments,  valuation  and  disposal  of  residential  development  land. Clients included: private individuals,  house  builders,  commercial  organisations  and  public  bodies.

Before Savills,  Andrew  joined  HNG  in  Central  London  as an agency surveyor in  their  West  London  Agency  department working in Offices, Industrial and Retail.  Clients included: The  Royal  Borough  of  Kensington  &  Chelsea, TFL, Barratts,  London  based  property  companies and Private landlords.

PA / Office Administrator

Pippa Ascione

Contact:

+44 (0)1483 300176
pda@wadhamandisherwood.co.uk

From:

Brighton, Sussex

Likes:

Travel, going to the gym, keeping fit, classic cars

Lives:

Shackleford, Surrey

BIOGRAPHY:

Pippa has joined Wadham and Isherwood’s Guildford office as a PA / Office Administrator and is responsible for the day to day running of the office administration & general enquiries.

Pippa previously worked for a corporate estate agent, as well as managing contracts for a local home-services group.

Professional Consultant

​Peter Miller

Contact:

07917 772445

From:

Aberdeen, Scotland

Likes:

Fly fishing, classical jazz (plays in a band!)

Lives:

Beaford, Devon

ACCREDITATIONS:

FRICS, Registered Valuer

BIOGRAPHY:

Peter Miller is a Consultant to the Guildford office and specialises in professional work including valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals etc.

Peter has a wealth of experience in the local area having trained at the District Valuers office before moving to Weller Eggar in Farnham where he became head of the commercial department undertaking professional work.

In 1976 he jointly set up Pilgrim Miller & Partners in Fleet which he left to run a property investment company, MCS Properties. Peter joined Wadham & Isherwood as a consultant in 2003.

As well as being a Chartered Surveyor Peter is an accomplished guitar and banjo player in a much acclaimed West Country Jazz Band and is also a fully qualified instructor in the art of fly fishing!!

Consultant Planner

Steve Thwaites

Contact:

01483 760086

From:

'Up North' (Warrington)

Likes:

Golf (enthusiastic rather than expert) & season ticket holder at Woking FC (ever the optimist...)

Lives:

Woking

ACCREDITATIONS:

BSc (Hons), DipEP, MRTPI

BIOGRAPHY:

Steve brings a lot of experience and authority to his advice. 35 years as a planner, with 18 of those as a Chief Planning Officer at Waverley BC. As well as dealing with a variety of case work (town centre redevelopments, airfields, poly-tunnels, traveller sites, enforcement etc), he understands how planning departments work. He has also been a technical adviser to SERPLAN and SEERA on transport and environmental issues. We estimate his signature has appeared on over 40,000 planning decisions…!

Since leaving local government 6 years ago, Steve has worked for many clients as Cogito Consulting Ltd – primarily in the Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex area. Projects have ranged from:

  • providing advice, gaining consents and fighting appeals for landowners and residential and commercial developers
  • householder problems
  • through to asset maximisation exercises for large corporate businesses

He can work flexibly on his own or a part of a team. He has his own network of support professionals to assist with a planning issue.

You may find his early advice very helpful on emerging projects – provided under his simple ‘call-out charge’ service.

Recent clients include:

  • Andertons Music Store
  • Bourne Homes
  • Clarence Country Homes
  • CMS Ltd
  • Forest Lodge Garden Centre and Birdworld
  • Good Harvest Group
  • Hutley Land
  • Panorama Property Developments Ltd
  • Samaritans [Kingston upon Thames]
  • Wey and Arun Canal Society
  • plus landowners and private individuals