With a charming but no-nonsense approach, the second G in AG&G is one of the most highly rated all-rounders in the licensed leisure profession. London is his main operating area and he has been involved in the sale of many of the capital’s best-known pubs, as well as rent reviews and valuations throughout the country. He works on more off-market than open market transactions and his knowledge of tenanted estates has helped him to become one of the industry’s leading investment experts. He is on the president of the RICS’s panel of arbitrators and independent experts. As an expert witness, he has been instrumental in creating significant case law affecting the licensed leisure industry. When he gets any time away from his young family, David’s interests range from jogging (slowly!) to golf, fly-fishing and skiing.
Favourite drink/meal: Dark Star Hophead/a fish stew, including black pudding in the very early days of LiveBait at the Cut.
Favourite pub/restaurant: Harp Covent Garden/River Café Hammersmith.
Most satisfying deal: Advisor to Hermes in two sale and leaseback transactions with Enterprise Inns.