Barry has 28 years’ experience within the commercial property sector with a specific emphasis on Convenience Food Stores, High Street Retail, Shopping Centres, Leisure and Roadside Developments. Prior to forming PM Commercial in January 2021, Barry was one of the founding Partners of Rowley Hughes Thompson LLP in December 2003. Barry was elected to the RICS in 1995 and holds a degree in Estate Management.
Living in and based in Bristol, Barry acts for occupiers and property owners throughout the Midlands Region, South Wales, South Coast, South West. More recently he advised on a retained regional basis for The VET and Nisbets plc on their retail expansion plans. In 2017 he disposed of 22 former M Local/ My Local sites following the administration of My Local where the leasehold properties were returned to WM Morrison Supermarkets plc.
He has been fully retained by Sainsbury’s Supermarkets plc since 2012 acquiring sites for their Sainsbury’s Local and their smaller supermarket formats on a regional basis, advising on conversions/acquisition of surplus land with public houses, town/city centre locations, local centres, neighbourhood parades and development sites.
Barry is married with two children and outside of work he helps coach Old Bristolian’s U13 Rugby Football Club. He enjoys watching sport and is a keen road and mountain biker who can been seen regularly in the various cafés and local hostelries around where he lives.