Our team of commercial property experts based in Cambridge provide advice and expert guidance on the buying, selling and leasing all types of commercial property. We also offer an extensive commercial property management service as well as commercial investment and development advice, planning and development, rating, valuation and other professional services.

We have been in business in Cambridgeshire for nearly 200 years. We make buying, selling and taking professional advice easy, enjoyable and rewarding. We started life as cattle auctioneers back in 1825 and today we have six offices across the region offering advice on commercial and residential property, land, farms, fine art, tractors and steam engines as well as hosting regular auctions for all of these sectors.

Our friendly, helpful teams provide expert advice, exceptional service and excellent value for money. We’ve worked hard to build a reputation for a values-led approach to business that has seen us look after generations of clients.

Areas We Cover:

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire

Address: Cambridge Office:

1-2 Clifton Rd, Cambridge, CB1 7EA

Ely Office:

25 Market Place, Ely, CB7 4NP

Newmarket Office:

Black Bear Court, High St, Newmarket, CB8 9AF

Saffron Walden Office:

8 Hill St, Saffron Walden, CB10 1JD

Haverhill Office:

27A High St, Haverhill, CB9 8AD

Our Team

Philip Woolner, MA (OXON), MRICS

Director / Joint Managing Partner

Established Cheffins Commercial department in 1998 and currently Joint Managing Partner of the firm. Over 30 years’ experience in the Cambridge and East Anglian property market, specialising in investment, development and corporate consultancy work.

Specialisms: Commercial Agency, Investments and Development

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Lorna Gordon, BSc, MRICS


Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the commercial property market in private practice and across the corporate sectors. Head of Management & Professional team. Expertise in strategic property management, landlord & tenant and valuation work.

Specialisms: Commercial Property Management, Commercial Valuations, Landlord & Tenant, Corporate Real Estate

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Darren Hill, MA, MRICS


A Chartered Surveyor with significant experience in both the commercial property sector and the local business community following roles at Mott MacDonald and as Economic Development Officer at East Cambridgeshire District Council. He focuses on management, landlord & tenant and building consultancy.

Specialisms: Commercial Property Management, Commercial Agency

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Edward Tabner, BSc (Hons), MRICS, FAAV


Member of our Rural Professional Department operating from our Ely Office with over 15 years of rural property experience advising both private and institutional clients. Undertakes a wide range of valuations of different property types for secured lending, taxation and expert witness purposes and also advises clients on potential development opportunities and strategic estate management. Edward has an in-depth knowledge of agricultural tenancy law and of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Specialisms: Rural Agency, Inheritance Tax Valuations, Commercial Valuations, BPS, Tax Valuations, Land & Farm Agency, Rural Professional, Grants & Subsidy Schemes, Farm & Rural Property Valuations

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Michael Jones, MRICS

Director, Head of Commercial Division

Highly experienced professional specialising in the life science, office and technology property sectors. Acts for both owners and occupiers and involved in some of the most high profile technology parks and deals in this sector.

Specialisms: Commercial Agency, Technology & Life Science Property

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Edward Dodson, BSc (Hons), MRICS


A Chartered Surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the regional commercial property market, dealing with both professional and agency matters. Particular expertise in landlord & tenant negotiations and corporate consultancy.

Specialisms: Commercial Agency, Commercial Valuations, Landlord & Tenant

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Adam Tuck, BSc (Hons), MRICS, CPDS


Head of Cheffins Planning department with over 20 years’ experience in planning and development across the east Anglian region. Supported by a team of seven qualified planners and administrative back-up.

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Maxwell Fahie, MRICS


Experienced Development Surveyor with a background in London, Cambridge and the Eastern Region. Specialises in development land, feasibility studies and development appraisals, working closely with the land, planning and new homes teams.

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