Chartered Surveyors and Business Property Specialists


The Development team assists with both disposals and acquisitions of sites or opportunities ranging from single sites with/without planning consents to larger sites and site assembly.

From inception to completion the team will provide bespoke advice to facilitate the delivery of development projects across all market sectors.

Working to agreed timescales they will carry out development strategies reviewing your property holding plan today for tomorrow’s gains.

Our core activities include:

  • Land analysis and appraisal
  • Land sales and acquisitions whether unconditional on planning, subject to planning, or with some form of planning consent
  • Mixed-use land opportunities, including residential, retail, industrial, and office.

  • Brian Botting Partner

    Brian is a Partner and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as well as a member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation. He joined Miller Commercial in April 2003 but entered the profession in 1973, and over the intervening years he has cultivated an enormous amount of experience gained in London, Nottingham, Devon and Cornwall. He specialises in the assembly, acquisition and disposal of development sites, in addition to undertaking valuation, rent review and lease renewal work. He is a Director of our subsidiary company Listers Commercial Property Consultants. Brian is responsible for the graduate training programme for the company and has helped more than a dozen graduates achieve Chartered status in the last 15 years.

    Contact Information

    Role: Partner

    Telephone: 01872 247009

    Mobile: 07747 553 686


  • 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


What our clients say

  • “Miller Commercial have acted for us for over a decade in various capacities including undertaking valuation work and development appraisals together with acquisition work and property management. We have always found them to be approachable and to provide innovative solutions.”
    - Stuart Ivall, Director, RM Developments Ltd

Our Clients