Brett Casswell joins the firm as associate director where he will manage the industrial and logistics division, with development support for investors.
The appointment sees a welcome return to LSH for the property expert, who worked as a general practice surveyor at the consultancy in Northampton for three years. More recently he was development surveyor for Devon-based London and Devonshire Trust.
Brett, who has 13 years’ commercial property experience, will work alongside colleagues in Exeter to focus on the burgeoning industrial and logistics sector in the South West of England.
“It is an exciting time for the industrial sector in the South West, which saw a 36% increase in take-up last year compared to 2013,” he said.
“There is a real squeeze on Grade A space and availability in this part of the UK, which is driving demand from occupiers that want to move here or expand their operations and take advantage of the excellent road networks.
“It is clear that 2015 is already proving to be extraordinarily dynamic and the economy is very strong here, so I am very pleased to return to LSH to manage a division that is growing and making a real impact on the commercial property market.”
Darren Sheward, head of office at Bristol, said: “Brett’s in-depth knowledge of the industrial and logistics sector is a welcome addition to the growing team which will drive further our work in industrial leasing and sales, investments and development.”