The Land Management Department has been at the heart of the
Strutt & Parker business since the partnership was formed by
two former school friends, Charles Strutt and Edward Parker to
manage land in Essex.
That was in 1885. 125 years later, our rural property
consultants now manage 1.5 million acres of land and have 150
experts across the length and breadth of the UK, working with over
450 clients on 600 estates.
Today the department is headed up by James Farrell and
provides clients with a strategic business and management service
for their estates. The role of a Strutt & Parker land
agent is often akin to that of a CEO, drawing on expertise and
services within the team covering all aspects of land/
estate management, farm management, planning, development,
building surveying, sporting, expert witness and accountancy.
The team is backed up by a specialist research group, led by
Ross Houlden, whose responsibility it is to assemble the very
latest legal and technical briefings, case law and relevant case
studies, together with comparable evidence in 25 fields of
expertise. The resulting invaluable database is accessible from
every consultant's desk.