Acting for a wide range of funds, property companies and private investors, Luke will drive investment transactions and co-ordinate relationships between the office, industrial and capital markets teams across both our Leeds and Sheffield offices at a time of growing confidence within the regional commercial property market.
He joins from GVA in Newcastle, where he advised on over £100m of commercial transactions across the North of England for clients ranging from mainline funds to private individuals.
Luke is relocating to Leeds for the associate director role, reporting into director Bill Lynn who heads up the Capitals Markets team in the North East.
Commenting on his appointment, Luke said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a tight, local team to maximise deal opportunities across the investment spectrum.
“The regional investment market is in excellent shape. The volume of transactions across Yorkshire in the three months to September 2017 has already surpassed the total for 2016 by seven per cent to reach £975m.”
Matthew Scrimshaw, Head of North Region, added: “Luke is an experienced commercial property professional who will re-energise our capital markets presence and drive growth with his market intelligence and strategic advice.”
Luke was previously a surveyor for York-based developer and investor Grantside. He is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a RICS registered valuer. Luke also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
Our Leeds and Sheffield offices provide a full range of property advice covering all markets across Yorkshire and the Humber.