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Alex studied Business Administration in Newcastle as an undergraduate and returned to Kingston University in 2002 to study European Real Estate (Immobilia) as a post graduate to gain his Master of Arts.
Alex began his career in residential agency with Cluttons and spent 6 years advising landed estates across London on agency matters whilst located in Bayswater and St Johns wood. This followed a short period in commercial asset management after qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006 before moving to Knight Frank.
Here Alex spent 2.5 years carrying out Red Book valuations for secured lending purposes to schools for a large variety of banking clients. During this time, he also successfully carried out a number of sales acting on behalf of schools, training centres, religious institutions and charities which often involved the provision of Charity Act reports.
Alex has received much recognition for his niche work with schools and educational organisations.
Having studied Real Estate Management in Oxford, Dan qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2002 gaining over 10 years experience in the UK and European commercial property investment market before joining Alex at Somers. In 2010 Dan attained the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
Dan began his career and qualified at Nelson Bakewell (now Capita), where he spent 5 years including a year secondment with the Royal Bank of Scotland. In 2005 he moved to Keningtons where he became Head of their Investment Division.
At Keningtons Dan concentrated on working for a range of clients from institutions, investment funds and private clients, to property developers, friendly societies and trade unions. Well documented success with all these wide-ranging clients brought recognition and exceptional experience in sourcing property, brokering and completing transactions.
Grace studied Photography at Perth College of Art & Music (University of the Highlands and Islands). In 2000 she began her career as a freelance photographer building her experience and reputation as a portraiture and interiors photographer as well as developing her own personal collection of documentary work.
In 2006 she moved to France where she began working with the record label Monochrome Records as the PA to the director taking care of the management and organisation of the business alongside the photography and design work. Since 2000 she has also developed her interest in real estate and development, taking on house restoration projects including project management and interior designing to the photography and marketing of the sales. Her latest project was undertaken in the South of France. Grace moved to London in 2013.
In 1978, Peers and Susan Carter’s daughter was at a small independent prep school which was about to close. They bought it, revived the school and set up a nursery. Upon seeking larger premises they recognised the need for a specialist confidential brokerage to help with such matters. In 1986 they set up The School Transfer Company (STC) to handle educational business transfers, relocations and similar sensitive issues.
For 30 years Peers successfully advised and assisted countless educational businesses in their transfers, but has now reduced his daily involvement. He remains firmly on board and committed to the business. STC continues to thrive under two professional partners who have worked closely with Peers for a number of years.