As Managing Partner, Fred is responsible for the overall control and direction of the firm, maintaining a key interest in marketing, quality control and compliance management. Nevertheless, he continues to work for clients on complex transactions, using his expertise in bespoke commercial drafting, site acquisition, joint ventures, development agreements, short and long term funding, funding by sale and leaseback securitisations and the negotiation and finalisation of section agreements.
Currently secretary of the non-profit making Hertfordshire Housing Conference Limited, which organises the highly regarded annual Hertfordshire Housing Conference. Sponsor to WISH (Women in Social Housing), the North Herts Ethnic Minority Forum, Interact and Bedfordshire County Cricket Club. Member of Lords Taverners.
Fred founded the practice in 1997 after many years' experience of commercial property and development acquisition in London and the Northern Home Counties. His increasing specialisation in social housing development acquisitions and related funding during the 80s and 90s inspired the creation of a practice dedicated to the needs of the sector, and that sector remains a core part of what is now a multi-service practice.
Fred has contributed to ‘New Start’ housing magazine.