About Real Estate Grapevine

Real Estate Grapevine is an end to end commercial property consultancy. Not only do we find the property for your business, be it leased, serviced or industrial, but we also assist with all the other component parts necessary when taking on a business premises.

There were a number of reasons why we set up a business in the commercial property sector, one of the bigger ones, over and above helping businesses, was the full service component that so many young businesses need when growing into a property. We’ve experienced the frustration associated with setting up a commercial property, and so what better reason to set up a company, then to help businesses avoid the issues we had?

So, we set about developing a partner program that would see our clients benefit from the years of experience we’ve had in the industry, and to select firms that will serve you, the same way we intend on serving you.

As a commercial property firm, we don’t want to be order takers. Its our goal to understand your business thoroughly, and then guide you into the right space at the right stage for your businesses growth.


Meet the Team

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Ben Weeks
Founder and Managing Director
With over 15 years in the Commercial Real Estate sector in the US, Canada and UK and an additional 10 years in the hospitality sector, Ben knows how to look after people and knows what is needed in commercial property.
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Susie Bennett
Insights Director
With over 15 years experience in brand management & marketing insights, Susie has always been a close advisor on a number of facets of Real Estate Grapevine, and continues to foster the ongoing growth of the firm.
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Our Non-Executive Board

Colonel (Ret’d) Timothy Weeks
OBE
Tim Weeks joins our board as an advisory member having served over 30 years in the British Army, and a further 11 years as the CEO of West Midlands Reserve Forces Cadets Association. His no nonsense approach to all business circumstances will be invaluable to us.

Tracy Trainor
Head of Operations, Santander Innoventures
Tracy joins the board having had a multitude of experiences in the financial services sector. Her connections in business rival the most hardened networker, and her time in multinational organisations such as JP Morgan, UBS, Santander and many others will bring straight forward perspective to our growing company.

Grant Wassell
MD, IneXsys, Ltd.
Having started his first company in 1988, Grant joins our board as an experienced CEO and Entrepreneur. We approached Grant as his understanding on improving business workflow is exemplary.

Andrew Clough
MD, The Brew CoWorking
Andy started his entrepreneurial journey within publishing in 2005. He then seized an opportunity in the developing co-work movement in 2009 by founding The Brew. The company now has five locations serving startups, making Andy very well placed to be apart of our board.

Dean Cornwell
MD, Panoptic Technologies
Having founded his first software company in 2005, Dean saw an opportunity in the market to provide a better IT and Telephony service to businesses. Dean’s levelheaded approach and technical expertise are an asset to our board.

Kevin Walton
Executive Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Matters, Inc.
Kevin has spent the last 15 years of his career in the US & Canadian mortgage market. With a background in Economics, company development and acquisition, Kevin seamlessly merges a start up and corporate outlook on business.

Martin Knott
CEO, Synergy Property Group
Entrenched in property since the mid 80’s, Martin started Synergy Property Group in 2000. Synergy has become an international organisation working in a variety of sectors, and on a variety of projects. Martin’s down to earth approach mimic ours, making it a very natural partnership.

Orla Bance ACMA CGMA ANLP
FD, OB Business Solutions
Orla has been in senior financial roles through Hospitality, Leisure and the Construction industries. Orla is exceptionally personable in her approach, yet straight to the point when advising. We’ve been working with her since the early stages of the business and are honoured she agreed to join the board.