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Clifford Dann is now part of Graves Son & Pilcher

On 1st November 2023, Clifford Dann was acquired by Graves Son & Pilcher.

Both firms deal with the sale, letting and management of commercial property and offer a range of professional services. Both are RICS registered and have an excellent reputation for personal service. The acquisition will enable Graves Son & Pilcher to expand into the Central Sussex and Lewes area, sharing our expertise with a new client base, including landlords, tenants, private clients, developers and investors.

What’s happening to Jim Groves and Mike Hudson?

Jim and Mike will gradually retire but are currently working with Graves Son & Pilcher (GS&P) as Consultants to ensure a smooth transition. The Clifford Dann (CD) Partners have always had their clients’ best interests at heart and that will never change.

Michelle Murray has joined the GS&P team to manage the CD client accounts, and Gavin Bayfield is continuing in his role, tending to the surveying needs of former CD properties.

Who will look after my property?

If you own a property that was For Sale or To Let with Clifford Dann, this property is now being marketed by the GS&P Commercial Agency team. Your new point of contact is James Haywood, Partner & Senior Commercial Negotiator.

If you have a residential property previously managed by Clare Mundy, your new point of contact is Beth Wadman, Partner & Head of Residential Property Management.

If you have a commercial property previously managed by Clare Mundy, your new point of contact is Angela Bickett, Partner & Head of Commercial Property Management.

What about services such as valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals?

At Graves Son & Pilcher, we have an experienced team of RICS Chartered Valuation Surveyors who can help with all aspects of Professional work. They are experts in RICS Red Book and other statutory valuations for private individuals, corporate companies, SIPPs etc., commercial property rent reviews and lease renewals. They also deal with lease extension / enfranchisement work. Your first point of contact is Jenni Freeborn, Partner & Senior Surveyor.

Tell me more about Graves Son & Pilcher

Graves Son & Pilcher have been trading for over 125 years and our iconic sale boards have become a familiar feature of the Brighton & Hove landscape. Our strength is our staff: a team of professionals, each expert in their field, their knowledge and experience unrivalled by any other local agency.

Whilst retaining traditional values, our firm has moved with the times, energised by new people and new properties alongside long-standing staff and loyal clients. From our prestigious offices in the centre of Brighton, we cover Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

Find out more about us.

Tell me more about Clifford Dann (for Graves Son & Pilcher clients)

For 65 years, Clifford Dann has dealt with properties in Central Sussex and beyond from their head office in the county town of Lewes. Priding themselves on traditional values and independent advice, Jim and Mike are well-respected local figures.

Although they’ve managed a substantial portfolio of residential and commercial properties, valuation has always been at the heart of the business. The founder, Clifford Dann himself, was Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Honorary Member of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and founding member of Arbrix (Chartered Surveyors Arbitrators).

Clifford Dann’s residential estate agency was acquired by Mansell McTaggart in 2022. The recent transfer of the commercial and professional business to Graves Son & Pilcher marks the end of an era for CD but an exciting new chapter for GS&P as we expand into Sussex.