Derek Holloway

Published 07 Feb 2024


Tom Holloway

Derek Holloway, a founding director of the business who has passed away

We mourn the loss of Derek, a founding surveyor of the practice, who passed away.

Life is meant to be lived and Derek did just that.  Never moving far from Portsmouth, setting up the commercial property surveying and agency business in 1991.  With fellow chartered surveyor, Neil Iliffe, initially Holloway and Iliffe, was run from a shed at the bottom of the garden.

But due in no small part to Derek, the business, now known as Holloway Iliffe and Mitchell, has grown to be a well-respected 15 strong commercial surveying practice still based in Portsmouth.

Stuart Mitchell joined the team in 1998 and became a partner in the firm in 1998, when his business merged with Derek and Neil’s. The name above the door changed to Holloway Iliffe & Mitchell.

Derek retired in 2011, but still continued to assist as a consultant with agency expertise, rent reviews and valuations in the industrial and office markets.  But freer, got back to his loves of sailing, skiing, rowing and travel with his wife, Jenny.

The business now run by Derek’s son, Tom and his colleague, Hamish McAlister still hold the beliefs that both Derek and Neil established; to be professional, respectful and get the job done.

Derek will be dearly missed by so many both in the firm that bears his name and in the wider property arena of Portsmouth and the central Southern region.