Meet Our People

Stephen Brown BSc (Hons) MRICS


Stephen has been a partner in private practice since 1989 and has extensive experience in all aspects of client management, service delivery, new business development and team management. Stephen delivers financially viable schemes to clients looking at potential projects. His strong, personal approach challenges presented proposals to achieve the most effective outcomes.

His experience includes: Commercial offices, residential and mixed use master planning, industrial facilities, student accommodation, schools and further and higher education.

Mark Baxter FRICS


Mark is a highly experienced professional with 30+ years in the construction industry. He provides clients and design teams with flexible, effective and innovative solutions with his particular skills being at the strategic, early stages of projects.

Mark enjoys strong relationships with clients and designers and has wide cross-sector experience which is brought to bear on each project.

Alex J. Walker MRICS


Alex is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with considerable experience in construction costs and management. A highly effective communicator, he interacts directly with clients and design team members at all levels.

Alex brings an excellent working knowledge of contemporary and historic construction materials and techniques to the team. He is a lateral thinker and active team player who produces realistic cost projections and enhances projects, both in terms of minimising cost and maximising potential for clients.

Mark Howard MCIOB

Associate Partner

Mark is a Chartered Construction Manager and Prince 2
Practitioner. His strength is his ability to remain focused on the primary project goal. He has experience across a wide range of education, student accommodation, healthcare and science / research projects, both new build and refurbishment.

Mark is also a great team builder, bringing people together and working closely with them individually to ensure everything is delivered on time.

Practical and innovative, Mark has an in-depth understanding of integrating IT systems with construction projects and is experienced in Client Move Management

Julian Giles BSc MRICS

Senior Project Surveyor

Julian is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, primarily in private practice, covering many different sectors.

His approach to cost management is methodical and comprehensive, benefiting from his experience. Pre-contract cost planning and procurement is a particular specialism.

An enthusiastic team player, Julian is a clear and effective communicator. With his professional oversight in place, clients and design team members can focus on delivering the brief.

Alan Hepburn MCIOB MAPM


Alan is a Chartered Builder and member of the APM and an experienced Project Manager. He has a proven track record of delivery, strong leadership skills and a clear ability to drive a project forward. He has worked on projects across many sectors so can deal with challenges irrespective of the scale, location and nature of the project.

Maurice Land

Associate Partner

A Chartered Accountant, Maurice has been a Partner in national and regional professional practices. As part of the REAL Consulting team, he advises on the finances of the practice and is responsible for the financial records and other matters.

Maurice is responsible for the finance functions within the practice.

Dale Bunting BSc (Hons) MRICS


Dale is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who achieved professional status in 2006. He has an eye for detail and communicates effectively with clients and design team members, focusing on overall client requirements. Dale has worked on refurbishment and new build projects in sectors including; educational, residential (private and affordable), sports and leisure.

Dale is also an APC mentor for the RICS.

Richard Postance BSc (Hons) MRICS


Richard started his career in 2004, becoming a
Chartered Quantity Surveyor in 2010. He became a project manager in 2011 working in health, science, industrial, commercial and education sectors.

In 2013 he worked as a Contracts Administrator within the oil and gas and renewables industry.

Richard is an excellent communicator with a keen eye for detail and integrates well into any team. He takes a pragmatic approach to problem solving, resolving matters quickly and effectively.