the team


Collaborating in logistics, warehouse + industrial property

LM1 was established in July 2020 by Co-Directors Steven Jones MRICS & Matt Bredin MRICS based in Harrogate & Sheffield, to serve clients seeking independent, pragmatic and attentive advice in Commercial Property consultancy, Industrial & Office agency, Investment and Landlord & Tenant matters such as Asset Management, Rent Reviews & Lease renewals.

LM1 provide property services for commercial sectors including industrial, office, investment & development across the Yorkshire region for a variety of clients from PLC’s to private HNW’s. We can provide agency services disposing, selling or leasing/letting properties on behalf of our clients, offer advice on acquisitions and investment sales, and handle all lease events including Lease renewals and Rent Reviews.

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Matt Bredin BSC MRICS


Matt is a Chartered Surveyor with over 8 years commercial property experience beginning his career at DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield) in their Leeds office in 2013. He subsequently worked for Fawley Watson Booth, also in Leeds, before joining Carter Jonas in Leeds until 2020 when LM1 was started.

He focuses on Agency including lettings, disposals, acquisitions and investments as well as professional services specialising in rent reviews and lease renewals, with experience in Rent Review third party determination. His favourite case to date is acting for Tenant in a Rent Review of an 75,000 sq ft Warehouse in Knaresborough, J47 A1M North Yorkshire. Matt is an avid skier who enjoys to get on the slopes as much as possible and is an international Rugby Union fan.

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Steven Jones BSC MRICS


Steven is a founding Director of LM1, an independent specialist & niche firm, centred around the Industrial Agency market place. He is a Chartered Surveyor since 2010 specialising in locations including Leeds, Normanton, Castleford, Wakefield, Brighouse, Bradford, Skipton, Burnley, Huddersfield, Elland, Halifax, Cleakheaton, Harrogate, Skipton, Ripon, York, Darlington, Doncaster, Sheffield & Rotherham.

Steven has been active in the Yorkshire Commercial Property Market since 2005 when he joined Knight Frank before going on to work for Carter Towler and more recently a Director at Eddisons. He is a Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and The Crypt Factor Committee, with a keen interest in Football (Leeds United for his sins), Rugby Union, F1 & Moto GP.

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James Ratcliffe BSc MRICS


James is a Retail and Leisure specialist and Chartered Surveyor with over 11 years experience, 7 of which was with GVA in Leeds leaving as Head of the Retail, Hotels and Leisure team.

More recently James has been assisting some of the leading Landlords, Occupiers and agents in the country.

Occupiers James has worked with include Sports Direct, Evans Cycles, Everlast Gyms, American Golf, Nando's, KFC, Wilkos, Schuh, Roxy, Heron Foods, Pavers Shoes, Tim Hortons, Bose, The Original Factory Shop, MsDonalds to name a few. Landlords range from private individuals to PLC's such as Harworth Group and One Heritage.

Outside of work James enjoys golf and is a member of Fulford Golf Club, York. Although he keeps it quiet given his location, James is an avid Manchester United fan much to Steven's displeasure