About LSH

Management team

Lambert Smith Hampton has assembled a highly effective management team combining deep commercial property expertise with strategic business planning and operational capability.

Ezra Nahome


Ezra joined Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) in 2000 and has been the CEO since 2009. 

Having grown up in smaller boutique firms - Pepper, Angliss & Yarwood and Grant & Partners - Ezra is very much an entrepreneur at heart. He led the management buy-out of LSH from Atkins in 2007, and its subsequent sale to Countrywide plc in 2013. This was awarded ‘Deal of the Year’ by Estates Gazette.

Since then, LSH has grown impressively under Ezra’s leadership with a string of successful acquisitions including:  BTW Shiells in 2014 and ES Group, Tushingham Moore and Douglas Newman Good Commercial in 2015 to complete the quartet. 

Ezra is committed to giving clients personal service, and developing diversity in the industry. In 2015 Ezra launched the inaugural Lambert Smith Hampton Enterprise Award and formed a partnership with Young Enterprise to encourage more progressive thinking and attract a more diverse pool of talent to the world of property.

Ezra believes the future of property consultation will be defined by nimble, multi-talented teams working together to deliver imaginative answers to clients' business problems.

Massimo Marcovecchio

Chief Operating Officer

Massimo joined Lambert Smith Hampton in 2008 and was appointed COO in 2015. 

Having qualified as a chartered building surveyor in 1993 Massimo left the industry in 1994 to pursue a career in finance and M&A. His combined financial and property experience has come in handy of late as Lambert Smith Hampton has been busy on the acquisition trail, with the purchase and assimilation of no less than four property companies since June 2013.

Acquisition targets are identified to either strengthen existing service lines or add to the company’s service offering. To enable seamless integration, they must also share Lambert Smith Hampton’s enterprising and innovative culture. The objective is to keep refreshing a diverse portfolio of high calibre multi-skilled property professionals that are able to adapt to the ever-changing market conditions and serve our clients’ best interests.

This is a constantly evolving challenge that suits Massimo’s relentless energy to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of progress.

Jason Honisett

Finance Director

Jason first joined LSH in 2001 as a Management Accountant, he left the business in 2004 for 8 months but quickly returned to UK House in 2005 to become its Financial Controller.

Nine years of prudent financial stewardship earned Jason the role of Finance Director in April 2014.

In addition to his responsibility of running the LSH P&L, Jason has been heavily engaged in financially managing the acquisition program working closely with Massimo, LSH's COO.

Jason has over 25 years of experience in finance and has operated in multiple sectors, including insurance and property services.

Jonathan King

Client Director

Jonathan joined Lambert Smith Hampton from Capita (formerly Nelson Bakewell) in 2014 to lead its Corporate Advisory Team. 

His early career saw five year stints each at the boutique consultancy Gooch & Wagstaff, client-side at EDF Energy and as an entrepreneur running a start-up retail brand.

His experience has given him an empathy with clients to nurture and manage strong commercial relationships, sound business acumen and a spirit of enterprise. No wonder then that Jonathan is leading the charge at LSH to deliver a more comprehensive, one stop service for clients that can access all disciplines and service lines.

Mike Thatcher

Regional Director - South & West Regions

With 20 years experience at Lambert Smith Hampton covering local, regional and service line management it’s fair to say that Mike knows our business like few others do.

Mike joined LSH in 1995 through the acquisition of Herring Baker Harris. Since then he managed our Capital Markets team before graduating successively to London Office, Regional and now National operations leadership, a responsibility he shares with Paul Gamble. Mike is specifically responsible for the North and West regions office networks (Ireland, Yorkshire & North East, Scotland and North West) together with the Capital Markets, Office Agency, Industrial Agency, MBA, Auctions, Alternatives and Retail service lines.

His comprehensive knowledge of LSH makes Mike the perfect person to oversee national institutional client relationships and, if that's not enough, he's our go-to man to welcome and integrate newly acquired businesses.

Rebecca Runcorn

Commercial Director Lambert Smith Hampton Rebecca has enjoyed a remarkable 30-year career in commercial property during which she has become one of the most experienced valuers in her field.

Some of the more unusual properties valued during her career have included  all the main municipal buildings in Brent, a castle in Germany, a chateau in France, Gibraltar’s Europort, and an international portfolio of mints.
Rebecca joined LSH in 2008 to head up the Valuation Division and joined the Executive team in 2017 as Commercial Director with responsibility to manage Marketing, Research and Business Development. A passionate team player Rebecca has a reputation for building effective teams to manage complex and complicated projects.
Outside of the day job Rebecca also made time with colleagues from the world of property to launch and establish ‘Sparkle’ a charity dedicated to children that’s raised over £1.7 million in the last two decades. 
Rebecca Runcorn

Adam Ramshaw

Regional Director - Birmingham & East Midlands

Adam joined LSH in 2011 to lead its capital markets team in Birmingham, and was quickly promoted to head of its office in 2013.

In 2015, East Midlands was added to Adam’s regional responsibilities, and in the same year he joined the senior team to focus on business development and network efficiencies across the business.

Today, Adam oversees operations across the Midlands, East Anglia and M1 corridor. He too has delivered a series of landmark deals including the acquisition of the Great Charles Street, Birmingham - spanning 7 office buildings totalling over 300,000 sq ft -  on behalf of Dunedin/Angelo Gordon, and disposal of a £30m residential portfolio for Severn Trent Water.   

Prior to LSH, Adam trained in London and enjoyed successful stints at Gerald Eve and Knight Frank. He is a big advocate of engaging with the business community and can be regularly found at RICS events, and speaking at local universities.

Keith Shiells

Regional Director - Ireland Keith’s association with LSH started in 1988 when he was a Partner at Milhench Crothers. The Belfast firm was then taken over by LSH.

In 2003 Keith led a Management Buyout of LSH’s Belfast business to form BTWShiells, which itself was taken over by LSH in 2014.

Keith is Belfast based with responsibility for LSH’s business across Ireland including its offices in Dublin and Galway. 
Keith specialises in retail property including shopping centre investment and asset management. He is currently working on major schemes spanning Victoria Square in Belfast, Frenchgate Shopping Centre in Doncaster and Forge Shopping Centre in Glasgow. He is also heavily involved in growing the shopping centre management business at LSH.
Keith’s philosophy is property is a people business and day-to-day he remains dedicated to exceptional client service.

Sean Brew

Regional Director, London

Sean joined Lambert Smith Hampton from DTZ in 2011 as National Head of Property and Asset Management, and in 2013 he was given the additional responsibility of managing our London Office. 

Sean helped grow LSH Property & Asset Management to become a leading cross-sector team covering the management of offices, industrial schemes and shopping centres. He now focuses his full attention on managing LSH's London operations. 

Sean is convinced that there is a direct relationship between company culture and the quality of client service delivered; or as Sean succinctly puts it “happy staff, happy clients”. His focus is to build an inclusive, informed and fully engaged working environment, which is just as well as he manages 3 London offices with 400 staff across 13 service lines. It seems to be working as our London business is flourishing and enjoying substantial growth under his leadership.

Chris McCartney

Director - Human Resources

Chris joined LSH in 2014 as Lead HR Business Partner covering the South of England, and is passionate about businesses that are people focused and dynamic.

Based in London, Chris assumed full responsibility for all talent at LSH in June 2017 upon appointment as its HR Director.

Prior to LSH, Chris spent 15 years developing his HR career within the professional and financial services industries.

Chris graduated with a degree in Economics and loves to travel.

Chris McCartney | Director - Human Resources | London