Guy Parkes

Founding Director

Expertise Office Agency
Qualifications MRICS
Office Phone 0118 9071292
Mobile 077881 88874

At Rare, being based on the ground, closer to the market, we are in tune with the latest trends and hear the news first, which I like to think, gives our clients a competitive edge.


Guy has over 25 years commercial property experience across the Thames Valley and South East. Previous to RARE Guy was EMEA Director and Head of the Western Corridor at JLL and set up their office at Stockley Park. Prior to that he was a Board Director at Rogers Chapman.

With a reputation for predicting future trends , Guy brings strategic thought and energy to an instruction. This unique offer combined with a creative and entrepreneurial approach, consistently delivers the optimum outcomes for rare’s clients.

Guy is married and has a young and active family of 3 children. He likes to undertake physical and mental challenges each year for charity. Previous challenges have included walking the 184 mile length of the Thames in aid of Parkinson's Disease and rowing across the English Channel for Cancer Relief.


Guy's experience encompasses a wide range of leasing, development and strategic property advisory work for corporate occupiers, financial institutions and property investment and development companies including:-

  • Sales & Leasing
    Preparing for market and identifying occupier targets or purchasers. Involved in transactions across the South East from Watford to Woking and Reading into central London.
  • Repositioning Grade B Buildings
    Advising investors how to re-present second hand buildings to meet modern standards and appeal to occupiers.
  • Identifying opportunities to release value.
    Identifying demand for alternative uses, redevelopment and asset management opportunities.
  • Business Parks
    Re-energising, re-branding and updating so as to keep pace with occupier demand and bring in fresh amenities and add business clusters. Involvement includes, Stockley Park (Heathrow), Capability Green (Luton), Green Park (Reading), Arlington Business Park (Reading), Aztec West (Bristol).
  • Corporate Acquisitions
    Relocating businesses and assisting in setting up UK and European HQ’s in the region. Helping companies match the right properties for their business. Clients include Waitrose, Sharp and Broadway Malyan.
  • Town regeneration projects
    Advising on the master planning and repositioning of town centres schemes including Bracknell, Basingstoke and Reading.