Doug joined First Base in 2018 and is focussed on new business, helping to secure the Soapworks opportunity in Bristol, which is a 400,000 sq ft mixed use project currently being brought forward, as well as pursuing a number of other opportunities across the regional cities. Previously he spent 8 years working at London & Aberdeen Group, where he headed up a number of major mixed-use projects. Among these was a regeneration project in Maidenhead Town Centre, known as The Landing, where Doug secured outline consent for 368,000 sq ft of offices, 225 flats and 50,000 sq ft of retail, assembled the site, managing the acquisition of 84 interests and agreed a CPO Indemnity Agreement with the Council. In parallel with this project, Doug led a design team to work up a Stage 2 design for the Council for a 500,000 sq ft multi-storey car park and retail scheme, which is to be delivered by the Council.
He also led the design, planning, delivery and sales of a new, mixed-use development in St James’s, London with 5 prime apartments and offices. Before joining London & Aberdeen he was at DTZ’s headquarter office in London (now Cushman & Wakefield), where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and gained experience across a range of different departments.