About Us

At FW Properties we specialise in residential, commercial and mixed use developments.  We are also involved in property investment and asset management. Ian Fox and Julian Wells co-founded FW Properties in March 2011 after very successful careers in the property industry.

We handle all aspects of a development project, from site acquisition, securing planning consent, to design, construction and sale of the completed units.  Working closely with stakeholders, partners and the local community, we always ensure that developments not only deliver a financial return, but also enhance and add value to the local area.



Ian qualified in May 1989 as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has over 26 years of property experience.

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Ian gained considerable experience with Savills, Drivers Jonas and six years with Chesterton Plc as a Director. During this time, he covered all aspects of commercial and residential property including freehold and leasehold disposal and acquisition, and strategic asset management advice for a wide range of corporate and private clients.

Ian was with private property company Targetfollow from 2000 to 2011, where he became Managing Director of Property and Development with overall responsibility for running the Group’s portfolio of 60 assets. Reporting to the board and managing 6 departments, Ian had direct accountability for the property, development & project management, facilities management, technology and marketing departments.

During this time Ian was directly involved in the acquisition of over £500 million of property assets, the management of over 700 tenants and the delivery of major development projects.

Ian’s remit also encompassed Managing Director of Targetspace, a company providing high quality serviced office space. Targetspace employed a team of 20 people and managed over 1,400 workstations in four different locations.

Julian Wells MRICS

Julian qualified in May 1995 as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has over 20 years of experience in investment, development and management of mixed use properties throughout the UK.

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Julian was at Hammerson Plc for 14 years where he became a Director of Group Investment and Development, tasked with the delivery of the Company’s expansion by acquisition and development in the UK and French markets. During this time, he was involved in a number of major projects including shopping centre acquisitions and developments in Leicester, Bristol and Peterborough together with office schemes in the City of London and the West End.

Julian joined Targetfollow in April 2006 as Development Director and successfully established a strong and experienced team with skills in property investment, planning, development and project management. His responsibility was to deliver asset performance through property enhancement and development. During his 5 years at Targetfollow, his team co-ordinated over 2 million sq ft of potential new development throughout the UK including office and residential projects in Central London, and retail-led schemes in Norwich and Stockport.

Catherine Newey MRICS

Catherine qualified as a member of the RICS in March 1989.

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Catherine joined Ross Jaye and Co Ltd (now METRUS) in the West End of London in 1986 and became an Associate Director in 1994.

Following a family move to Norfolk, Catherine took a  break to bring up children and joined FW Properties in 2013 to resume her career.

Catherine has always worked in Property Management and has dealt with commercial, retail, industrial and residential property both in central London and countrywide for both corporate and individual investors.

Catherine now spends much of her time managing the ex RAF base at West Raynham near Fakenham.

Jack Trutch MRICS

Jack joined Davis Langdon (now AECOM) in 2005 as a Trainee Project Surveyor.  In 2010 Jack completed a degree in Quantity Surveying at Anglia Ruskin University before qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2011.

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During his time at AECOM Jack progressed to Senior Project Surveyor gaining considerable experience in both cost and project management in a variety of sectors, specialising in residential developments.

Jack joined FW Properties in April 2015 as a Project Manager responsible for delivering the various residential developments taking place.

Jack is an experienced cost and project manager with a keen eye for detail, he manages the project team to ensure that their collective goals are achieved.