Malcolm qualifed at a general practice firm in 1968 and was one of the first in his profession to gain an MBA by taking a full time course at the Ivey Business School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Joining King & Co in 1970 he headed the investment part of the business for 23 years.
In 1993 Malcolm restructured the asset management side of the business, which grew the properties under management from GBP 850 million to more than GBP 6 billion when he left the department six years later.
He was Senior Partner from 1987 to 2005 and International Chairman from 1992 – 2006. In 1992 he conceived and engineered the merger of King & Co with J P Sturge to form King Sturge. During his time as Senior Partner the company’s turnover increased from just over GBP 11 million to approximately GBP 100 million and a staff of nearly 1600. He was a Non-Executive of Redrow Plc and is currently a Non-Executive director of 5 organizations including a public company as well as the Managing Director of a UK based private property company. His pro bono roles have included the Property Advisory Committee of Imperial College, London. The Property Advisory Committee of Sue Ryder and of RICS Business Services Limited.