Mark Hooper
Estates Director

Mark qualified as a Valuer and Auctioneer, before becoming a Chartered Surveyor. At Chesterton PLC, Mark transferred from the healthcare property division to the European Facilities Management business, and completed his MBA in The Hague and Brussels.

Mark joined the Langmead Group as Estates Manager, within Natures Way Foods, Langmead Farms and Kingsbridge Estates. Mark was the first qualified property person within the group, dealing with strategic land, commercial and farm projects and all aspects of asset management. Mark now project manages the planning and development of business space for Kingsbridge, with some 168,000 sq ft reaching completion in 2017 alone.

Early highlights included winning planning appeals, for farm accommodation and a housing scheme and securing the first local consent for a 30-acre solar farm. Mark planned and developed a brownfield site into a BREEAM Excellent and EPC A grade building, which is let to the Education Funding Agency for a free school.

Mark created Kingsbridge’s independent identity and its early strategy. Mark’s team won heritage awards for a scheme at a Grade II* listed property, bought the first Kingsbridge external investment purchase into the fund and won allocation on a 28-acre commercial site. Mark joined the team supporting investment in California in 2006.

Mark also supervises and mentors the Asset Management and Estates Management staff on their path to RICS qualification.

Outside of work, he is on the property working group of The YOU Trust, a large social charity based in Hampshire.