West Midlands leading independent commercial property consultants

Burley Browne were established in 1999 and are now regarded as one of the West Midlands leading independent commercial property consultants. Burley Browne provide a comprehensive range of commercial property services to a wide variety of clients from private individuals and small businesses through to pension funds, banks, property investors and developers, multi-national companies and national retail and leisure operators.

Burley Browne are excellently placed to meet clients’ needs with the added advantage of a truly personal and professional service offered by the Directors and their dedicated, dynamic and driven team.

From our Sutton Coldfield head office, Burley Browne are unique in providing specialist knowledge of the North Birmingham and Staffordshire areas (which include Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Tamworth and Walsall), whilst also serving the wider Greater Birmingham and West Midlands region.

Burley Browne also act for a number of national restaurant operators, and have acquired premises across the UK in the majority of the country’s major shopping centres and leisure destinations.

To discuss how Burley Browne can assist in your commercial property related matters whether that be sales, lettings, acquisitions, valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, development / investment advice, rating assessments or management, please Contact Us.

Areas We Cover:

Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands


1a Mitre Court, 38 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2LZ

Our Team

David Hemming

MRICS Senior Director

David started his career with Burley Property Consultants in 1995 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1998.

From 2000, David worked with Chesterton and then King Sturge, two of the UK's leading commercial property consultancies specialising in retail and leisure and acting for the likes of Ann Summers, Orange, Holland & Barrett and Centrica.

David returned to Burley Browne in 2005 and now as co-owner and Senior Director provides specialist advice to both landlords, investors and developers that are involved in the retail, restaurant and investment markets both locally and across the UK as well as independent, regional and national operators . Notable clients have included handmade burger co where David was instrumental in helping to grow their restaurant portfolio from one restaurant to over 30; Bar burrito and more recently German Street Food operator Extrawurst.

David acts for a wide variety of landlord developer and investment client, and remains actively involved in acquiring commercial premises for investors and occupiers across the Midlands and the wider UK.

David is also a board member of Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID (Business Improvement District) and BID representative on the Town Centre Regeneration Partnership helping to reshape the town centre through the Masterplan.

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James Merrick

MRICS Senior Director

James started his career in 1997 at Frank Nason & Co in the Black Country, operating in general practice and moved to Johnson Fellows to specialise in retail property in 1999.

Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in early 2000, James worked in the landlord and tenant team advising on rent reviews, lease renewals, re-gears and valuations on all forms of retail property.

In 2017 James moved to Burley Browne as Director and continues to act on landlord and tenant matters, in addition to developing and driving the business forward with the team.

James has represented and advised national multiple retailers, institutional landlords, developers and investment funds as well as local occupiers and private landlords.

James has substantial experience representing parties as an Expert Witness in Arbitration and Independent Expert proceedings as well as at Court and PACT, and is an RICS accredited Expert Witness specialising in retail property.

James is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and also sits on the RICS Presidents panel of Arbitrators, receiving both RICS and private appointments to act as an Arbitrator in respect of rental disputes.

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