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Cliff Dare

Cliff Dare MBE, FRICS

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Real Estate

Over the last twenty years Cliff has developed an integrated “portfolio career”- mixing a military career in the Royal Marines, with that of a Chartered Surveyor running a small property development & consultancy company.

At Harwell Cliff, is responsible for the overseeing the day-to-day operations and managing the implementation of the real estate strategy and masterplan across the 700- acre estate.

Prior to this Cliff was Head of Multi Sector Project Management at CBRE Ltd, leading a team of 30 in a £3.5M turnover business. He acted as a key advisor, on a range of schemes across the office, industrial, retail and residential sectors and has sat on the UK Diversity Board as the Head of the UK Business’s Veteran and Reservist Network.

As Co-founder (2005-2014) of Odin Estates Ltd a development consultancy company, the company’s key clients and projects included: The Maltings, Burton on Trent, St James Pavilion and London Legacy Development Corporation retained on interim contract as Director Park Operations. Responsible for managing the Olympic Park and public realm, including security, estates and facilities management, events and interim uses.

His military experience includes tours of Afghanistan and Iraq and the unique challenge of working on the 2012 Olympics (as a Lieutenant Colonel: SO1 Olympics) at some of the great waypoints of the Games, including the co-ordination of both the arrival of the Flame at RNAS Culdrose, and later by helicopter abseil into the Tower of London. These hybrid skills enable Cliff to build relations across a complex array of agencies and actors, up to Ministerial level.

MBE Queen’s Birthday Honours
Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Charity work:

2013 to present Wessex Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA): Estates Committee member, advising on entire RFCA portfolio.

2017 to present Trustee of the Poppy Factory: the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with physical and mental health conditions.