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Residential Investment Team

John Giblin BA (Hons) MA MRICS - Head of Commercial Agency

John Giblin MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Commercial Agency and Investment/ Development work. He has acted for a range of clients, including tenants, property companies, private clients, funds, charities and development companies.

John has a wealth of experience with leasing and investment/ development acquisition and disposal work, focusing on instructions in the City fringe, North and East London.

John's interests include playing and watching rugby, 'white collar' boxing, clay pigeon shooting and skiing.


John Giblin MRICS

Director - Head of Commercial Agency

Tel: 020 7749 1041

David K. Foskett DipSurv MRICS FNARA RPR

David K Foskett DipSurv MRICS is joint equity/managing director of Copping Joyce Surveyors. His key area of expertise is the sale and acquisition of investment and development of sites and buildings working within the M25 area, with specific knowledge of City fringe areas.

David is also an LPA Receiver dealing with many banks.

Prior to joining Copping Joyce, David practised law for 6 years.

David enjoys golf (South Herts Golf Club), cricket (Finchley CC and Middlesex CCC), football (Crouch End Vampires) and a hectic family life with young twins.



Senior Director - Head of Development

Tel: 020 7749 1040

Richard G. Alford BSc MRICS - Head of Expert Witness

Richard has over 20 years Post Qualification experience, primarily in the London area. He was formerly employed with Debenham Tewson (now DTZ) and subsequently with the Commission for New Towns. He has worked in London with Copping Joyce since 1987 and became an Equity Partner of the firm in 1993. Initially working in the Landlord & Tenant Department, he took charge of the firms' property management division which he ran until 2002.

His areas of expertise include the valuation of residential and commercial property, particularly in the property development sector. He also provides Expert Witness Reports in legal disputes including marital and Probate matters.

In 2002, with the division of Copping Joyce into two separate entities, the Estate Agency Group and the Surveying Group, he became joint senior partner of Copping Joyce Chartered Surveyors, with responsibility for the operations side of the firm.

His interests include foreign travel, football (he retains his position as the firm's goalkeeper), skiing and mountain walking.


Richard Alford MRICS

Senior Director - Head of Expert Witness

Tel: 020 7749 1040