Chartered Surveyors and Business Property Specialists


Investing in commercial property can be a very attractive proposition and as such we act for a number of investors who are based in all parts of the UK but are attracted to a growing optimism that exists within both Cornwall and the wider South-West as the region becomes an ever increasingly vibrant place for investors, business start-ups and those with ideas which people are ever keener to commit their money to.

Our investment team who act on a wide range of investment opportunities around both the acquisition and disposal of all types of commercial property. In the last 18 months our team have been extremely busy across all aspects of our commercial property business; from securing investments (more than £13 million in Truro and Exeter alone), to acting for high net worth individuals with substantial assets in a property management capacity.

For occupier demand, where supply in the industrial and office sectors is tight, we have seen prices increase in 2018 and expect the trend to continue. A strong appetite from investors seeking to secure returns on risk appropriate bases, particularly whilst interest rates remain at historic lows, remains a major area of our activity.

For clients involved in the tourist industry, some are ‘making hay’ benefiting from increased numbers and demand from home and abroad as a result of the £’s devaluation. Values for businesses have held up well in 2018 with some noteworthy sales achieved.



We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge which coupled with our awareness of national market trends enables us to provide high-quality objective investment advice balanced with how we see anticipated future market moves.

With a proven track record and a well-established client base we provide in-depth analysis of individual properties building a picture of risk and opportunity whilst delivering creative deal making transactional advice.

  • 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


  • 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


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