Nicholas Ayles


Nick commenced his career in 1982 as a graduate trainee at Knight Frank and Rutley before moving to become a partner in the London commercial division of Strutt and Parker.

He then went on to set up Ayles Heath which merged with Phipps Buchanan Neve to form AHBN in 2003.

His career has been focused on the retail sector and he has been involved with a considerable number of retail developments, letting of shopping centres as well as the acquisition and sale of retail investments within the High Street, supermarkets and out of town retail warehousing. Initially in his career, Nick acted for a number of well known retail companies on the acquisition/disposal of new stores. As a result, he has a detailed understanding of their requirements and has maintained good contacts within the industry.

Alex Buchanan

B.Sc (Econ), MRICS

Alex commenced his career in 1984 at Barrington Laurence in London before moving to Strutt and Parker where he became a partner in the London commercial division.

Alex teamed up with Simon Neve in 1996 to form Phipps Buchanan Neve which later merged with Ayles Heath to become AHBN in 2003.

He specialises in industrial and office investments, fundings and developments.

Simon Neve

B.Sc (Hons), DipPropInv, FAAV, FRICS

Simon commenced his property career in 1983 on the rural side of the profession before joining the investment department at Donaldsons in 1987 where he ultimately become a partner.

In 1996 Simon, with Alex Buchanan, founded Phipps Buchanan Neve which merged in 2003 with Ayles Heath to become AHBN.

Simon specialises in all aspects of commercial property investment and development funding.

In April 2010, Simon retired as a full time Partner of the Practice and became a Consultant to the firm.