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Stephen English BSc MRICS:
Proven Experience in London's Commercial Real Estate Market

Stephen English boasts an impressive career spanning over 40 years in London's dynamic commercial real estate sector. 

Stephen has worked in London since 1980, beginning his career within the Asset Management team of Vigers (now a part of GVA), and most recently as an equity partner of Montagu Evans, where he established and developed their corporate real estate team.

During his career he has enjoyed a wide variety of roles, including a period as a leasing adviser in the disposal of the 4m sq ft ‘Broadgate’ development in The City of London.

Subsequently, he has specialised in corporate advisory work, allowing him to pursue his passion for advising occupiers on a wide range of property matters, including relocations, disposals of surplus space, rent reviews and lease renewals.

His clients have included European Embassies, listed UK corporates, private businesses and charities.

He has acquired a reputation for attention to detail, exceptional levels of personal service and a pride in ensuring that his clients receive a level of service second to none.

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1982.

+44 (0)7887 821387

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Russell DeaneBSc(hons) MCIOB CBuildE MCABE AssocRICS

Russell is a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB) , a Chartered Building Engineer (CBuildE) and an Associate Member of RICS with eleven years’ professional experience as a Building Surveyor. Russell started his career with TPS Consult Ltd the consulting arm of Carillion PLC. He is experienced across the defence, commercial, banking, custodial, residential, aviation and education sectors. Russell’s clients have included Defence Estates Infrastructure, Nationwide Building Society, HSBC, Centrica, Great Western Hospitals Trust and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs amongst others. He has extensive experience undertaking traditional Building Surveying services, including building surveys, defects investigation, schedules of condition and planned maintenance programmes to determine the condition and assess maintenance requirements. Russell has also fulfilled the Employer’s Agent, contract Administrator and Client’s Representative roles on various small scale construction projects.


Russell is a highly motivated, diligent individual always striving to balance customer expectations whilst achieving the best possible realistic outcome in given situations.

+44 (0)20 7256 4970

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Siobhan Kelly

Siobhan joined the HBC Agency in May 2012 and acts as our COO.  She has worked for Allsops and John D Wood prior to this and brings with her over 20 years experience in both residential and commercial property finance and accounting.


Siobhan shares a strong passion for travelling the globe and when in England, striding the South Downs with the family.

+44 (0)777 909 8935

Clair May

Clair is our marketing associate, responsible for business continuity and publicity. Clair has endless energy and is a real live wire. With years of experience in event coordination, planning and hosting she has the perfect blend of personality and skill to make the marketing of HBC meet with its objectives.

Clair is also very busy as a Freelance Event Producer at - working across conferences, awards shows, webcasts & speaker training.

Outside of the above Clair states: " I feed, wash and love my children, my husband and a dog. I have renovated two houses, the second just coming to an end. I love to travel - recent trips include India, Paris, York, Italy, and Spain. I ski every year and never have nothing to do, not that I can’t sit still - there is nothing better than a gritty crime drama and a bottle of red for company! Ever the optimist, I like to get on with the task in hand - which I do with clear direction and humour ".

+44 (0) 20 7256 4970

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And Introducing our newest team member - Richard Loveday.

Richard is our new project manager with further details to follow shortly

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About Us

HBC: Your London & South East HQ Solution

At HBC, we're a specialist commercial real estate consultancy focused on empowering occupiers of office space in London and the South East. We're passionate about creating workspace solutions that fuel your business growth.

Optimizing Your Occupancy Journey

Whether you're a fast-growing tech startup seeking a collaborative workspace or an established firm aiming to revamp your HQ, we provide strategic guidance throughout your entire occupancy journey.

Deep Industry Expertise

We understand the unique needs of a diverse clientele, having served government institutions, financial giants, legal powerhouses, accounting firms, and innovative software companies.

Experience at Scale

Our team has a proven track record of success, supporting hundreds of SMEs in securing and optimizing their office space.

  • Occupier-focused: We prioritize your needs, not the landlord's.

  • Workspace Strategy: We help you design a space that fosters collaboration and productivity.

  • Workplace Experience: We create an environment that attracts and retains top talent.

  • SME Expertise: We understand the challenges and opportunities unique to small and medium-sized businesses.

  • London & South East Market: We have in-depth knowledge of the local market landscape.

​Partner with HBC and unlock the full potential of your office space. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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HBC Real Estate have completed one of the larger deals seen in the London commercial property market

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ROKOS expand as relationship with HBC continues

Having re-geared RCM's lease at their headquarters building, 23 Savile Row in 2019, the business found itself expanding at an unexpected rate.

We Couldn't do it Without You!

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