Gibbs Investment/P R Gibbs & Co Limited are controlled by Philip R Gibbs (Phil Gibbs). Growing up in a family with more a 100 years history of dealing with real estate, Phil Gibbs has thrived from the family’s wisdom, market awareness and strategic perspective, which are invaluable attributes for professionals engaging in the real estate profession. As a chartered surveyor, Phil Gibbs has a lifelong experience in real estate investment, development, management as well as legal and financial knowledge both in width and in depth.
Phil Gibbs has a MBA awarded by Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge. Professional real estate related certifications and qualifications including: 1) Fellow of the Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) 2) Fellow Institute of Residential Property Management 3) Certificate of Accreditation awarded by Surveyors and Valuers Accreditation 4) Post Graduate Diploma in Property Valuation and Management awarded by Sheffield Hallam University,5) Post Graduate Certificate (with distinction) in Property Law from the University of Central Lancashire, 6)Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting awarded by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and Manchester Metropolitan University, 7) RICS Accredited Civil Commercial Mediator 8) Masters Degree level 7 BTEC Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence.
Professional affiliations: Phil Gibbs is a former Chairman of RICS in Bolton and Founder member as well as past Chair of the North West Landlords’ Association. Those professional affiliations have provided him with extensive networking with both government and non-government organizations in the UK.
Voluntary work is important to Phil Gibbs who as a member of Rotary International sits on his local Rotary Club of Horwich International Committee and is also a trustee of two local charities that assist homeless people.
International travel is a passion of Phil Gibbs who has traveled extensively throughout the world including at least twenty visits to China where he has made a number of friends and obtained a good understanding of the culture. Phil Gibbs is a qualified airplane pilot with many years’ experience and awards for competition flying.
Gary Hale B.Sc., M.Sc., PGC, MRICS .Gary works at Gibbs Investment as a Principal Consultant.With some 35 years in the commercial real estate sector initially as a town planning consultant, then developer, investor, and asset management advisor, Gary has a broad and detailed knowledge of the sector and a track record of both adding and protecting value for clients. He knows how to forge long term profitable relationships with stakeholders and can drive and motivate advisory teams to deliver outperformance on assets. Working in partnership with key stakeholders to lead and deliver successful urban regeneration projects in challenging circumstances has been a key feature of Gary’s work over recent years.
After gaining a B.Sc in Land Management at Reading University, further studies at South Bank University and the Cass Business School (formerly City University) led to Gary gaining an M.Sc. in Project Management/Property Development and a Post Graduate Certificate in Property Investment
Along with Rick Gibbs, Gary established ACR Commercial Property which rapidly grew to become one of the leading property and asset management specialists in the UK. ACR managed assets for a number of major investments clients and the business was sold to GVA Grimley (now Bilfinger GVA) in 2005.
Gary has a strong and varied contact base. He sits on the Alumni Board of the UK’s leading real estate alumni foundation, the Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) , http://www.henley.ac.uk/rref/ and is also an active member of Pilotlight www.pilotlight.org.uk where he has undertaken a number of Non Executive Director type roles in support of various Not for Profit Organisations and charities
Bernard is a property consultant and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has over 40 years extensive experience in property management both in the public and private sectors.
He has a thorough understanding of working practices and regulations applicable to Local Authorities, and with the benefits of working in the private sector he is able to introduce another perspective into the Asset Management process and property negotiations particularly where Public Sector organisations are involved.
Bernard is highly motivated and has an open friendly approach ensuring that all services are carried out in the most efficient and effective way for his clients.
He is a former Chairman of Bolton Chartered Surveyors and the Association of Greater Manchester Estate Surveyors