Rural Investment

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Build a robust rural portfolio with our decades of land expertise

We've been helping investors secure and manage rural assets across England and Scotland for almost two centuries. This deep-rooted experience provides us with unparalleled insights into the factors driving value and long-term returns in rural markets. 

Our team possesses an intricate understanding of these unique markets. We'll identify parcels with untapped potential, advise on strategic acquisitions, and help you navigate the complexities of rural land transactions – drawing on our 185+ years of experience in the sector.


Investment Management

Optimising investment strategies for more than 150 years

Investment, Development Funding and JV

Uncover high-value opportunities in the UK's most exciting and competitive markets.

It's in the numbers


value of land and property managed by the rural investment team


acres of land we manage or advise on across the UK countryside and coastline


land agent in the UK by turnover

Meet our trusted experts


Roland Bull

Partner, Head of Rural Investment

Roland oversees rural investment property worth £1bn for the UK’s oldest landowners. He’s also helping shape the country’s newest and most sustainable investment markets.

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Rebecca Sharpe

Partner, Rural

Rebecca manages rural investments from Dorset to East Yorkshire for historic Cambridge colleges and the UK’s biggest institutions.

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Neil Perrins

Partner, Rural Investment

Specialising in estate management and delivering professional services for corporate and institutional clients, Neil will draw on his wide range of experience to help you.

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Alex Porter

Partner, Rural

A dedicated and driven rural surveyor with a passion for management of rural property portfolios.

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Wellcome Trust

To ensure exposure to agricultural and rural investment as part of a wider £30bn+ global endowment, we provide strategic oversight and administration with a high-level of delegated authority, and proactively identify and deliver value.


Strawberry Hill Farm

Acting on behalf of The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, we advised on their successful purchase of Strawberry Hill Farm in Bedfordshire.

Strawberry Hill Farm

Lower Valley Farm, Cambridge

Delivering significant environmental outcomes at landscape scale while enabling local developers to secure biodiversity units ‘off-the-shelf’

Lower Valley Farm

Alpraham Estate for Wellcome Trust

Our brief on this project was to deliver a whole estate strategy for each constituent element of the property, looking at opportunities to add value through purchasing, sales, tenant cooperation, capital investment and strategic planning advice.

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The Chittering Estate, for Queens College

Wishing to diversify and expand its rural portfolio into economic growth areas, Queen’s College made a long-term strategic land purchase in acquiring The Chittering Estate, which included a business park, residential properties and agricultural land.

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Murthly Estate

For two decades we have provided Murthly with strategic management advice. In making this traditional estate fit for the 21st century, we work closely with the owner, making decisions that streamline and future-proof the assets while embracing new legislation and developing viable new income streams.

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Lakes End Acquisition

Imagine owning a block of land but the centre - the sweetest and most favourable part - was not yours. Obtaining control of this central piece meant the possibilities would be very fruitful but getting to this stage would mean specialist advice and strategy.

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