Richard is RFR’s CEO and, together with Sophie Rogerson, leads our team across our 6 core practice areas. Having been at the forefront of the advisory world for nearly two decades and with an impressive track record resolving strategic property issues, Richard leads our transactional and advisory mandates and is the main point of contact for RFR’s clients, intermediaries and referral partners.
In addition to navigating our search clients through complex commercial, structural, financial and legal hurdles, he leads project teams (working with other professional advisers) advising on a myriad of residential property issues including litigious matters, planning consents, rights of light disputes, tenancy agreements, licences to alter, tax structuring, lease extensions and enfranchisement, valuations, financing, liquidity and party wall matters.
Richard is “Top Recommended” by Spear’s 500 and is included in the 2016 & 2017 Spear’s Index of Elite Property Advisers. Recommended in the ‘Top London Buying’ category, the publication described Richard and Sophie Rogerson as “as good as it gets in terms of advising private clients”. Under Richard and Sophie’s leadership, RFR also won “Industry Newcomer of the Year” at the Magic Circle Awards, 2016 and was named one of eprivateclient’s 2016 Top 25 Residential Property Buyers. Richard is also a regular contributor to broadcast and print media.
Before co-founding RFR with Sophie, Richard was a Partner at Macfarlanes, one of the City’s leading law firms, where he advised corporates, funds and private clients on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of £16 billion across multiple sectors including private equity and real estate and was recognised by the legal directories as a leading individual in finance.