Over his career Roger developed a broad skill set including corporate strategy & operation, PR & marketing, administration, risk management, cashflow management, business development, change management, coaching & staff management. Founded real estate management company in 1989 & ran successfully for 27 years before selling the business to Savills in 2016. Now runs International residential brokerage and consultancy business along with offering High Performance Coaching services.
For 40 years Roger has worked on residential, retail, office & public sector real estate assets within the UK & overseas providing development, investment and management services. His focus has been to drive down gross to net leakage by bringing innovation and improving cash flow along with operational systems. This results in enhanced income & capital values. His most valued career highlight is having been the best performing partner for GE Capital, GMac & HSBC for eight consecutive years.
Service Charge Resolutions
Advising, consulting, resolving your leasehold matters
I am here to solve your service charge problems
Disputes over service charge or leasehold matters?
Want to avoid expensive Tribunal and Court fees?
My Service Charge Resolution Service is here to help you resolve disputes, advice on residential leasehold issues, address queries and concerns.
I give practical advice to resolve all situations. From mediating, giving opinions, broking or just advising we will ensure you can concentrate on the day-to-day work and we will take the problems away.
Using Roger Southam’s 40 years plus experience in Residential Real Estate the service is designed to meet landlords, developers and managing agent’s needs.
Working in conjunction with preferred barrister’s you will have the legal and practical experience and advise to obtain the best outcome to your situation.
Some of our happy leaseholders
Roger has been fantastic. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and accurate, he was able to communicate to us in a way that allowed us to understand the intricacies of the issues that faced us. He was instrumental in resolving a very tough situation for us as leaseholders, leaving no stone unturned to ensure a fair outcome was reached. I would have no hesitation to recommend Roger’s services to anyone in need of leasehold management advice.
I cannot overstate how helpful and knowledgeable Roger has been. He single-handedly resolved a very difficult situation and ensured an acceptable outcome for all parties. I would recommend Roger’s service to anyone in need of accurate and highly competent leasehold advice.
2018 to date:
Consultant delivering advisory services to clients in UK and overseas on property management, business development, assisting in expansion of client’s operations overseas
Savills UK Ltd
Director – 2016 to 2018
Savills acquired Chainbow in June 2016; integrated the systems and processes the day-to-day operations of Savills. Expanded department, delivered £1.5m of new business, exceeded financial targets in both block and multifamily management sections.
Founder, Chairman & CEO – 1989 to 2016 From 1989 to 2006,
Chainbow directly invested in over £250million of real estate asset transactions, boasting increased capital value gains of up to 23.5% and increased commercial rental income of up to 12% through its proactive management. In 2007, repositioned as a residential block management company & grew the portfolio from 12 developments with 1,048 units in 2007 to 115 developments with more than 5,000 units by 2011. In 2012 re-positioned as a multifamily specialist & management consultancy to catch zeitgeist of the build to rent sector. Successfully sold the business to Savills 23rd June 2016 who needed the skillsets and service delivery.
London Shop Plc
Senior Development Executive – 1987 to 1989
Delivered retail development opportunities, taken over in 1989 by Peel Holdings and left to start Chainbow.
Abaco Investments Plc Estates
Surveyor – 1984 to 1987
Responsible for management of portfolio of development subsidiary Mount Provincial Developments Ltd. The firm moved into speciality shopping centres in 1985 and honed skills in customer experience, service delivery and communication with leaseholders and customers. Director of subsidiary Equation Ltd, a Bristol retail store which was the first out of London fashion retailer of the then leading British designers such as Katherine Hamnett, Edina Ronay and Jasper Conran.
Jones Lang Wootton
1982 to 1983
Sandwich student’ within the management department, working with clients including Abaco Investments Plc (formerly Greencoat Properties).