Areas of Expertise
Planning Policy Design - Viability, Town Centres, Employment Land, Regeneration and development strategies, Unlocking development - case making and funding
Atam is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer with more that 26 years development and regeneration consultancy experience.
He is advising clients with evidenced based research which enable delivery focussed advice to be provided in respect of the preparation of planning policy, development briefs, masterplans, heritage projects, business cases, funding applications and financial viability issues. He founded AspinallVerdi - Property Regeneration Consultants in 2009 and works across public, private and third sectors nationally. Atam has been recently working with Local Authorities on Town and City Centre Strategies and Future High Street Funding bids assisting with the formulation and investigation of transformative projects. A significant amount of his work involves the delivery of residential development projects from early masterplanning and feasibility through to addressing funding and viability issues.
Atam has significant experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams in order to address complex problems and challenges. Much of his work includes engagement with a broad range of stakeholders and the ability to communicate complex proposals. An understanding of planning policy, economics, real estate development delivery processes and valuation are all key skills.
In addition to his role with the Design Council, Atam is a Member of the Planning Policy Panel at the RICS, a Director of the Social Enterprise Headingley Arts and Enterprise Centre and a member of the judging panel for the Housing Design Awards and regional RICS Social Impact Awards. Atam regularly speaks at RICS and RTPI conferences.