Colin Farrell

Senior Partner

A Senior Partner and co-founder of FFT, Colin is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor with 30 year’s experience, mostly providing services to public sector clients.

Colin leads our Housing and Property Consultancy team, which provides best-in-class consultancy services including stock rationalisation, strategic options appraisals and performance assessments.

His specific expertise is in Strategic Asset Management. Building upon years of delivering innovative and reliable stock condition and planned maintenance surveys, Colin more often now advises clients on the strategic management of their property portfolios, to optimise performance through the modelling, analysis and interpretation of high quality data.

Colin has a particular interest in portfolio performance assessment and options appraisals, devising strategies to plan and implement energy efficiency, carbon reduction and building safety improvement within the context of property asset management.

His practical and pragmatic approach to designing solutions for new sector challenges sets Colin and his expert team apart, and is a major advantage to clients who require an intelligent approach to the management of their property portfolios.

Colin is passionate about people development and regularly acts as a supervisor, counsellor and mentor for trainee staff. He is also a registered assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).


Senior Partner with overall responsibility for all strategic asset management consultancy services and projects delivered by the Practice, leading FFT’s Housing and Property Consultancy team and providing related services for clients.

Business management responsibilities include leading on Business Strategy, Planning and Development, Marketing and Communications, ICT, Recruitment and Human Resources functions.

Colin overseas staff training and development, implementing the Practice’s APC training programme and conceiving our Twenty for Twenty anniversary initiative, which includes a focus on People Development and a Future Leaders Programme.


2013: Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
1994: Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
1993: BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying

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