Patrick Downes MRIC FAAV

I think laterally and like to consider the complete picture before developing and presenting a solution. My role at PACT is to continue to develop the very strong and trusted relationships I have with clients and I lead our Non-Executive Property Advisory alongside our Land Development Advisory.

I act for clients in all primary sectors Commercial/SME’s, Rural, Charities, Utilities and Public Sector and have been doing so since 1984


My Approach

I apply my change & business management skills to all client scenarios to help deliver effective business strategies and property plans, where required. To do this I prefer to work with clients on a long-term basis and to develop a rapport which enables them to trust me and my judgement and enables me to develop the right property solutions for them, their business and their other stakeholders. This is as equally important for my  Non-executive Property advisory role as it is for my Land Development advisory role.

I operate in a formal Non-Executive Board capacity for clients or in an informal property Director role on a consultancy basis.


My Experience

I am qualified as a Chartered Surveyor as well as an Agricultural Valuer. In addition to my extensive property background I was Managing Partner of Bruton Knowles for 14 years where controlled the business activity throughout the 2007/08 recession, steadied the ship and then enabled the business to grow back, and beyond its pre-recession turnover.


What people say

“I have known and worked with Patrick for nearly 10 years. I find his property expertise and experience to be extensive and he is always prepared to apply his skills very effectively on our diverse portfolio. He also has wide and varied commercial business skills which he draws on for our business, and he shares his experience without forcing it upon us.  He is valuable member of our Board, works collaboratively in and out of our Board meetings, and is someone whose input I value and trust” – Ken Nottage, Chief Executive, Three Counties

“Since working with PACT property & assets we have found Patrick Downes extremely collaborative in his approach. He and Chris Price have provided excellent property workshops for our customers”Peter Brown, GFirst LEP –  “In the case of The Beeswax Wrap Company, who we have been working very closely with, Patrick’s approach has been open and communicative and he has achieved some really effective results, as did PACT’s sub-consultants. Fran Cusden at The Beeswax Wrap Company said it’s been great to have Patrick on our team and to leave him to sort out our property issues giving us peace of mind and he delivered the right solutions” (Fran Cusden – The Beeswax Wrap Co)


I have always found Patrick’s knowledge, and advice, to be practical and very sound. As a property consultant he is always prepared to apply his business experience and property knowledge openly and constructively to help find property solutions. I have known him for over 20 years and value his opinion and input

Michael Warner - Chairman, Warners Motor Group