It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you that Geoffrey passed away on the 12th September 2020.
Geoffrey was undergoing chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and whilst the prognosis was good for a full recovery, Geoffrey unfortunately suffered complications including an infection which brought about his decline and sad death.
We at DJB have had the honour to be a colleague of Geoffrey for nearly six years. He has touched the lives of many in the firm and never ceased to be there for people at all levels whether to mentor, support, encourage or advise. As our Chairman, friend and guide, Geoffrey’s passion and enthralling enthusiasm will be sorely missed. He was utterly unique, and no matter the pressures such a pleasure to be with at all times.
Geoffrey was truly one of the great people of the property and legal world having built his career to become the Head of Real Estate at Nabarro and then on to a successful career as a non-executive director at a number of prestigious organisations. His support for the property industry was profound having been founding member and former president of the BCO, instrumental in the formation of Land Aid and founding member and chairman of CoreNet Global UK to mention just three. Over the years, so many of the great property companies counted Geoffrey as their key adviser and he was known to many not just as a brilliant lawyer and deal doer but as a true gentleman and friend.
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