Portquay Consulting

We are a specialist partnership of Chartered Surveyors with extensive commercial and operational real estate experience in the Ports sector.

We offer advice and consultancy services for commercial real estate with a specialist focus on the Ports, Marine and Maritime sector.

Our expertise is focused on the areas of strategic business, operations and commercial support, planning and development, lease and contract advisory, environmental planning guidance, energy and due diligence.

Areas We Cover:

Hampshire, Dorset, City of Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, East Sussex, Greater London, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Wales, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Scotland, South Wales, Suffolk, Tyne and Wear, Yorkshire, Mid Wales, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Worcestershire


31, Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0HU

Our Team

Nicholas Orbell


Nick has enjoyed a varied and interesting career with global leading organisations principally engaged in multi-disciplinary work for corporate real estate portfolios. Nick has been directly employed at senior management level by major port operators Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, DP World, and the P&O Group, as well as spending time with two global property consultancies.

Most recently, Nick's roles have involved strategic and leadership management, mentoring, and delivery of organisational change, as well as maintaining hands-on property and estate management skills.

Nick’s core strengths and values lie in conceptual thinking and objective problem solving, forming innovative and creative solutions, and applying a sound knowledge of legal processes, contracts, and regulatory frameworks.

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Lisa Mortimer


Lisa possesses a wide range of real estate skills, with detailed knowledge of planning, landlord and tenant matters. She prides herself on her commercial awareness, and applying her extensive experience to deliver tailored client services.

Having a versatile career as a Chartered Surveyor in the ports and maritime sector, Lisa has worked at Associated British Ports (Port of Southampton) and with consultants Knight Frank's Marine Team involved in The Crown Estate coastal property portfolio.

Lisa has been responsible for a wide spectrum of property-related initiatives, often bringing together a combination of public and private sector partners; Southampton City Council and Portsmouth City Council being two examples. Clients include Portsmouth International Port, Portico Shipping Ltd, Brett Aggregates, and New Forest District Council.

Lisa is an external examiner for The University of Portsmouth's RICS Accredited MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management course, which provides ongoing insight into the conservation of coastal assets and related legislation.

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