Chartered Surveyors and Business Property Specialists

Commercial Agency

The team specialises in the sale, acquisition and letting of all types of vacant commercial property including shops, offices, factories, warehouses and open storage sites.

Typical instructions range from a small lock up leasehold shop to a prime High Street unit occupied by a multi-national retailer. We advise on the sale of brand new offices and industrial units as well as older stock which may have limitations. We like to rise to any challenge put before us.

We can tailor our instructions to our client’s needs; many transactions including acquisitions are concluded confidentially “off-market” without publicity.

The team includes four dedicated fee earners with an agency support assistant which gives us strength and depth. Every client or instruction is assigned a lead case worker and a second fee earner so that there is always someone on hand with knowledge of the case. This is backed up by an extensive software package which is used to monitor instructions and transactions and also drives the property search section of this website which ensures that it is always kept up to date.

Our dedicated phone number 01872 247035 rings all four team members simultaneously which ensures prompt attention from someone with knowledge.

Why not give us a call!

  • Thomas Smith Partner

    Tom joined the company 6 years ago and is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and commercial property agent, having trained, qualified and worked in London for 10 years before relocating down to Cornwall with his family. He specialises in the sale, purchase, acquisition and disposal of both freehold and leasehold commercial property throughout Cornwall and into the wider south west. In November 2021 Tom became an equity partner of Miller Commercial and is looking forward to driving the development of the business into its next chapter. In his spare time, Tom enjoys time on the water with his family, sailing and fishing around the Carrick Roads.

    Contact Information

    Department: Commercial Agency

    Role: Partner

    Telephone: 01872 247013

    Mobile: 07825 114 802


  • Mike Nightingale Partner

    Mike has been in the profession for 30 years and has been with Miller Commercial since 1995. He is a Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer and Member of the Institute of Arbitrators. He oversees the firm's agency activities and provides strategic advice to key clients. He also acts in an advisory capacity to our valuation and lease consultancy teams. He enjoys a challenge and has likes to provide clients with innovative solutions. Outside of work the challenge normally involves a bicycle or boat or skis – normally an activity that involves holding a pint at the end of it!

    Contact Information

    Role: Partner

    Telephone: 01872 247008

    Mobile: 07748 907 008


  • Will Duckworth Senior Commercial Surveyor

    We are strengthening the Commercial Agency Team with the appointment of Will who joined us on 1 October as a Senior Commercial Agency Surveyor to work alongside Mike, Tom and Thomas. Will was previously a senior surveyor at another Cornwall based agency and was responsible for commercial and residential development, agency disposals and acquisitions for a number of local private and public sector clients. Previous to that he was based in Bristol for 6 years heading up JLL’s retail agency team. Before attending UWE as a mature student to complete his degree in Property Management and Investment, Will worked in residential estate agency for several years (two years of which were with his own independent company), so you can see he is a well rounded professional. He qualified in April 2015. He lives in St Austell, went to Truro School and football, cricket and surfing are his sports of choice.

    Contact Information

    Department: Commercial Agency

    Role: Senior Commercial Surveyor

    Telephone: 01872 247034

    Mobile: 07876 387 575


  • Thomas Hewitt Commercial Agency Surveyor

    Thomas has fifteen years of experience in the local property market under his belt, advising clients in both the residential and commercial sectors as well as on development schemes throughout the wider south west. He became an Associate Member of the RICS in 2013, gaining a Diploma in Real Estate Agency. As part of our Commercial Agency Team, Thomas uses his expertise to secure the letting, sale and acquisition of commercial property across the industrial, office, retail, development and investment sectors. Highlights of his recent career include the sale of a portfolio of 8 retail investment properties throughout Devon and Cornwall and the sale of a number of development sites across the county. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on the water with his family and friends and can often be found on the river Fowey.

    Contact Information

    Role: Commercial Agency Surveyor

    Telephone: 01872 247025

    Mobile: 07584 027 142


What our clients say

  • “Thomas was a pleasure to work with. We set an ambitious deadline for completion and the communication between Miller Commercial and both Celtic and our solicitors was very good, helping the process to complete on time.”
    - Karl Headleand, Head of Operations, Celtic & Co
  • “Mike Nightingale and Andrew Ranson and their teams have played key roles in shaping our property and retail estate strategy here in Cornwall.”
    - Tom Kay, Finisterre
  • “Miller Commercial have assisted us with disposing various properties throughout the country; we have been impressed with their professionalism and would not hesitate in recommending them. ”
    - Briggs Shoes Ltd – Retailer / Investor
  • “'I’ve always found Miller Commercial extremely professional, entrepreneurial and confidential (when necessary). What more do you want from your Commercial Agent?' ”
    - Bruce Gillies Ltd, Investors and Developers
  • “With their local knowledge of the market and extensive contact list, Miller Commercial have been able to source off market opportunities and provide a high level of service in finding new tenants and occupiers for my portfolio.”
    - Cosmic Securities

Our Clients