Who We Are

Meet the Team

Robert Hillman 180
Robert Hillman BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director, Bristol
T: 0117 927 5800

“Nothing can replace the feeling of getting out to see that development site or tired office space and putting your advice into context.”

Rob Hillman is a chartered building surveyor and joined Watts as a graduate in 1994. In 1998, after four years experience in commercial building surveying in London, Rob became the youngest director in the firm. He is now a lead director managing both the Bristol and Birmingham offices heading up a growing team who specialise in providing building surveying consultancy services to institutional, government and private clients throughout the Southwest, South Wales and Midlands.

During his time with Watts Rob has experienced a wide variety of roles and commissions in the commercial property sector. Past commissions have involved a managing agents role of grade I listed government buildings, extensive development monitoring and due diligence pre acquisition surveys for both institutional, developer and occupier lead clients.

In recent years Rob has provided strategic and extensive project management advice for ITV Plc and the Environment Agency (EA) on their property portfolio. This included the £6.4 million relocation of Meridian television to new digital television studios, as well as the EA’s, site selection, relocation and fit-out of their new BREEAM award winning national HQ in Bristol.

He is also recognised for his neighbourly matters advice on commercial developments, including rights to light and party wall advice. He has provided professional lectures on the subjects and has court expert witness evidence on both this and property dilapidations.

Rob was an external examiner for University of West England on both the MSc in real estate, Facilities Management and Building Surveying courses.


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