Born in Birmingham and raised in Warwickshire Martyn Howard enrolled in a BSc Estate Management course at PCL, now Westminster University in the early 1980’s. After attaining his degree Martyn remained in London for 6 years training as a surveyor with Holl Martin and Hillier Parker in Mayfair. A keen interest in property law and lease mechanics directed his career path towards management and professional services although Hillier Parker considered personality and negotiation attributes suited to an agency role and just over a year in the retail team provided invaluable experience in marketing.
Returning to Warwickshire in the latter part of the decade to a general practice role based in Leamington Spa progression continued and a solid client following and reputation for results was built on property instructions across Coventry Warwickshire and the Midlands. Recruited to D&P Holt Limited he formed a new commercial property management department and rose quickly to director status on the strength of growth in the client base and fee generation.
The exciting and inevitable challenge now presents itself with the formation and expansion of Drake Howard Property a specialist commercial property vehicle focusing on management and professional work. “I have learnt and valued the advice and support of so many wise surveyors and other professionals in my career and feel confident the lessons taken on board will stand me in good stead for the future. The confidence which comes from experience and achievement leaves me excited by the prospect of directing all my energies to business and to offer property owners and investors a service of which I can be proud.