Mark Smith

Mark Smith - Smith Leisure Golf Consultancy

Associate

Core Skills: Golf Course valuations Rent Reviews Golf appraisals Strategic Turnaround plans Brokerage

Core Skills: a chartered surveyor with 30 years of experience focussing solely on golf property and business matters. Skills relating to golf include expert witness roles, valuations (both capital and rental), town & country planning support, rent reviews, lease renewals, business rates appeals, strategic analysis and trends insights, performance turnaround support, buying and selling, leasing and management contracts.

 

Background: during the 1990s worked for one of the leading niche leisure sector property advisors, William Hillary Leisure & Hotels, on their golf projects. In the latter part of the 1990s, worked for Strutt & Parker as their head of golf course brokerage. In the early part of the new Millennium, worked as a director for a golf property company, and in 2004 set up Smith Leisure. Mark is generally recognised as one of the leading professional advisors in the sector, and he is a board member of Golf Business International.

 

Projects include:

  • Carrying out over 100 valuations of golf-related properties for banks for secured lending purposes.
  • Successfully challenging and changing the basis of valuation, which has stood for decades, for golf clubs in England and Wales for business rates purposes.
  • Providing expert evidence at planning inquiries on the topics of golf need and viability, including for courses of international standing.
  • Providing expert evidence relating to golf valuation for litigation cases and tribunals.
  • Leasing local authority courses to the private sector and leisure trusts.
  • Handling rent reviews and statutory lease renewals.
  • Selling golf venues on an open market basis and on a confidential basis.
  • Helping struggling owners and operators develop and implement strategic turnaround plans.

Languages: English

 

About Mark: based in the west of England and married with two grown up daughters. Still enjoys the odd game of golf but not his increasingly unreliable golf swing.


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Mark Smith
Smith Leisure Golf Consultancy

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