Tavis House is a dynamic property company focusing on the industrial and office sector.


About Us

We work with a long established group of trusted professionals with whom we lead the challenging processes of planning and occupier led solutions, whether new development projects or existing estates and parks. Our attention to detail is vital to create enhanced returns and long term value.

Martin Smith

The company is led by Martin Smith, a Chartered Surveyor with 40 years’ experience in the UK property market. Applying development and asset management solutions, the company invests in value-add projects to create enhanced returns for investors and partners.

Julian Symons

Julian has a breadth of technical and hands on development experience across a variety of property sectors, both as principal and consultant, all through traditional SPV structures and Joint Ventures. He also benefits from 6 years as Development Director of Savills Investment Management. 

Tom O’Brien

Tom acts as a Project Manager for Tavis House projects and provides his services through Glenny LLP. He has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years since graduating from the University of Reading and becoming a qualified chartered surveyor in 1986, working in both private practice and building contractors. Prior to Glenny I was the commercial director of Lenister Construction Limited.

David Cunnington

David acts as Finance Director for Tavis House projects and provides his services through Charles Irvine Limited, a specialist real estate capital advisory firm he established in 2014. David has over two decades of experience in finance and real estate. Prior to founding Charles Irvine, David served as the Head of Corporate Finance at Savills Investment Management.

Track Record

Martin Smith was a Founder Director and major shareholder in Canmoor, which he set up with a partner in 2004. In that time, Canmoor Asset Management acquired, built, and managed around 11 million square feet of industrial estates and business parks, mainly through Joint Ventures with Clerical Medical, Scottish Widows, Aberdeen, Blackrock, and Private Equity groups. Iconic assets included Trafford Park, Manchester, Heywood Business Park, Rochdale, Kings Norton Industrial Park, and Birmingham Business Park. In addition, four significant portfolios of large estates were compiled, managed, and developed, all consumer driven to show exceptional returns for investors.



Tavis House Business Centre, Haddenham

Trilogy, Sittingbourne

Cubitt Park

Tavis House Business Centre, Ashford


Tavis House Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Fleets Lane Tavis House Business Centre

Tavis House Business Centre, Tunbridge Wells

Contact us

Martin Smith
T 01737 847 580
M 07977 545 424


2nd Floor | 48 Charles Street
Mayfair | W1J 5EN


9 Castlefield Road | Reigate

Julian Symons
M 07976 524907