About Us


The current firm was established by the amalgamation of Beane & Wass with Box Commercial in September 2000. Few will now remember the name of our predecessors Wright and Ward, Estate Agents and Auctioneers which was established by David Wass’ father in Ipswich around 1900.  On 31 March 2014 Richard Bertram acquired the business and David Wass is acting as a consultant until his retirement at the end of March 2017.  Subsequently Richard has appointed Julian Haywood-Smith BSc MRICS.



RichardRichard qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1985 and has worked in London for various private practices. He moved to Suffolk in 1995 and has worked for several well-known property agents/surveyors including most recently Fenn Wright, having previously been with Bidwells.

Richard has a wide range of property related experience including property management, valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals. He is also able to act as sales or letting agent and has experience of Compulsory Purchase, rating and Arbitration/Court appearances.  Beane Wass & Box manages commercial and        residential properties for a number of long standing clients and we welcome further enquiries for these services.



Julian is a very experienced Chartered Surveyor who has previously undertaken numerous roles for Shell and specialised in petrol filling stations.  More recently he was head of professional services at Whybrow in Colchester dealing with various valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals.  He also has experience of lettings, sales and court / litigation services.



David Wass acted as a consultant until his retirement at the end of March 2017

Our assistant is Jane Bays, who will deal with any enquiries in our absence.

Annabel Fields is the firm’s accountant.

Please feel free to contact us personally by whatever convenient means, to discuss your property requirements or problems without any obligation whatsoever.