Chartered Surveyors and Business Property Specialists

Commercial Agency

The team specialises in the sale, acquisition and letting of all types of vacant commercial property including shops, offices, factories, warehouses and open storage sites.

Typical instructions range from a small lock up leasehold shop to a prime High Street unit occupied by a multi-national retailer. We advise on the sale of brand new offices and industrial units as well as older stock which may have limitations. We like to rise to any challenge put before us.

 

We can tailor our instructions to our client’s needs; many transactions including acquisitions are concluded confidentially “off-market” without publicity.

The team includes four dedicated fee earners with an agency support assistant which gives us strength and depth. Every client or instruction is assigned a lead case worker and a second fee earner so that there is always someone on hand with knowledge of the case. This is backed up by an extensive software package which is used to monitor instructions and transactions and also drives the property search section of this website which ensures that it is always kept up to date.

 

Our dedicated phone number 01872 247035 rings all four team members simultaneously which ensures prompt attention from someone with knowledge.

Why not give us a call!

 

  • Thomas Smith Partner

    Tom joined the company in 2015 and is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and commercial property agent, having trained, qualified and worked in London for 10 years before relocating down to Cornwall with his family. He specialises in the sale, purchase, acquisition and disposal of both freehold and leasehold commercial property throughout Cornwall and into the wider south west. In November 2021 Tom became an equity partner of Miller Commercial and is looking forward to driving the development of the business into its next chapter. He is a Director of our subsidiary company Listers Commercial Property Consultants. In his spare time, Tom enjoys time on the water with his family, sailing and fishing around the Carrick Roads.

    Contact Information

    Department: Commercial Agency

    Role: Partner

    Telephone: 01872 247013

    Mobile: 07825 114 802

    Email: ts@miller-commercial.co.uk

  • Mike Nightingale Partner

    Mike has been in the profession for over 35 years and has been a Partner within Miller Commercial for over 20 years. He is a Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer and Member of the Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Director of our subsidiary company Listers Commercial Property Consultants. He oversees the firm's agency activities and provides strategic advice to key clients. He also acts in an advisory capacity to our valuation and lease consultancy teams. He enjoys a challenge and likes to provide clients with innovative solutions. Outside of work the challenge normally involves a bicycle or boat or skis – normally an activity that involves holding a pint at the end of it!

    Contact Information

    Role: Partner

    Telephone: 01872 247008

    Mobile: 07748 907 008

    Email: msn@miller-commercial.co.uk

  • Thomas Hewitt Head of Development / Senior Commercial Surveyor

    Thomas has nineteen years of experience in the local property market under his belt, advising clients in both the residential and commercial sectors. Development sites are his passion, and he specialises in providing holistic advice to his clients throughout the southwest to ensure the most suitable method of disposal is implemented to achieve the maximum value. His experience covers a broad spectrum of development opportunities from selling development plots in prime coastal locations to much needed rural exception sites for affordable housing, as well as selling development opportunities in numerous town centre locations for redevelopment or repurposing. Having acted for his family to sell land via option agreements and on the open market he knows the job from both sides of the fence, and can empathise with vendors during what can be a challenging process. However, his intricate knowledge and technical experience of the planning process allows him to guide his clients and customers through all stages of the sale or development process. As part of our Commercial Agency Team, Thomas uses his expertise to secure the letting, sale and acquisition of commercial property across the industrial, office, retail, development, and investment sectors. A recent highlight of his career includes being awarded one of the top 5 ‘deal makers’ across the whole of the southwest from the prestigious ‘Estates Gazette’. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on the water with his family and friends and can often be found on the river Fowey or cycling the many back roads of rural Cornwall.

    Contact Information

    Role: Head of Development / Senior Commercial Surveyor

    Telephone: 01872 247025

    Mobile: 07584 027 142

    Email: th@miller-commercial.co.uk

  • Jonny Bright Commercial Surveyor

    Jonny joined the Miller Commercial team in 2019, becoming an essential part of our commercial agency team. He is gaining recognition as a go-to agent in Cornwall, advising clients across the board, from small retail units to multi-let investments. He became Chartered in November 2023. Beyond his work, Jonny embraces Cornwall's natural beauty and outdoor activities. Sea swimming, road cycling, and running are some of his passions. He also enjoys quality time with his two young children primarily in the sea or reading a good book. In 2022, Jonny was recognised as a 'Cornwall 30 Under 30' award recipient, a testament to his growing influence in the region. Jonny also sits on the regional committee for the RICS Matrics as well as being one of the first 100 Cornwall Ambassador's, promoting Cornwall as a great place to live and work.

    Contact Information

    Department: Commercial Agency

    Role: Commercial Surveyor

    Telephone: 01872 247022

    Mobile: 07425 311 949

    Email: jb@miller-commercial.co.uk

  • Ifan Rhys-Jones Consultant - Listers Property Consultants

    Ifan was the original founder of Listers Property Consultants which was established in 2011. In 2023 he sold the business to Miller Commercial but has remained with the company as a Consultant. Ifan's previous roles have included commercial property asset management in Sydney, residential agency in London and a specialism in south west regional offices. His interests include sailing, skiing, swimming and cycling.

    Contact Information

    Department: Commercial Agency

    Role: Consultant - Listers Property Consultants

    Telephone: 01752 858 192

    Mobile: 07970 029 162

    Email: irj@listers.uk.com

  • Gareth Forrest Director - Listers Property Consultants

    Gareth has been with Listers Property Consultants, a subsidiary of Miller Commercial, since 2020. He is based at our Plymouth office and has key experience is commercial property sales and lettings, residential sales, development advice, portfolio investment sales and sales marketing. Prior to joining Listers, Gareth worked for, among others, Monk & Partners and King Sturge. He owned his own business, Town and Country, before merging with Langs, which he subsequently sold to his co directors. He is a keen outdoor pursuits enthusiast, particularly mountain biking, climbing, skiing, kayaking and hiking, as well as fitness training. He has recently been promoted to Director.

    Contact Information

    Department: Commercial Agency

    Role: Director - Listers Property Consultants

    Telephone: 01752 858 194

    Mobile: 07876 387 575

    Email: gareth@listers.uk.com

  • Andrew Bell Assistant Surveyor

    Andrew has recently joined the Listers team based at our Plymouth office and is an Assistant Surveyor working alongside Gareth and Ifan on Agency matters. He has a BSc Marketing, Mandarin (the latter of which he is fluent in) from University of Southampton. Although Plymouth is his home city, most recently Andrew has been working in Guildford as a Technical Project Co-ordinator and prior to that within a residential letting agency dealing mainly with students where his knowledge of Mandarin was useful. He plans to undertake the journey to become a Chartered Surveyor.

    Contact Information

    Department: Commercial Agency

    Role: Assistant Surveyor

    Telephone: 01752 222135

    Mobile: 07386 667 528

    Email: ab@listers.uk.com

  • Gemma Webb Business Support Assistant - Listers Property Consultants

    Gemma joined Listers Property Consultants, a subsidiary of Miller Commercial, in October 2018 and is based at our Plymouth office. She is the glue that keeps everything together, from managing the agency administration to creating property brochures, dealing with enquiries and conducting viewings occasionally. Outside of the office, Gemma is a devoted mum to her 3 young children.

    Contact Information

    Department: Commercial Agency

    Role: Business Support Assistant - Listers Property Consultants

    Telephone: 01752 858 196

    Email: gemma@listers.uk.com

What our clients say

  • “Thomas was a pleasure to work with. We set an ambitious deadline for completion and the communication between Miller Commercial and both Celtic and our solicitors was very good, helping the process to complete on time.”
    - Karl Headleand, Head of Operations, Celtic & Co
  • “Mike Nightingale and Andrew Ranson and their teams have played key roles in shaping our property and retail estate strategy here in Cornwall.”
    - Tom Kay, Finisterre
  • “Miller Commercial have assisted us with disposing various properties throughout the country; we have been impressed with their professionalism and would not hesitate in recommending them. ”
    - Briggs Shoes Ltd – Retailer / Investor
  • “'I’ve always found Miller Commercial extremely professional, entrepreneurial and confidential (when necessary). What more do you want from your Commercial Agent?' ”
    - Bruce Gillies Ltd, Investors and Developers
  • “With their local knowledge of the market and extensive contact list, Miller Commercial have been able to source off market opportunities and provide a high level of service in finding new tenants and occupiers for my portfolio.”
    - Cosmic Securities

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