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News - 13/01/2015

LSH appoint industrial heavyweight for northern region

One of the best-known industrial agents in Yorkshire will join Lambert Smith Hampton’s Leeds office.

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Simon Rhodes has been appointed Head of Industrial & Logistics in Yorkshire and the Northeast and will also support the development of LSH’s industrial offering across the North of England and Scotland.  He will work with some of LSH’s key clients including Harworth Estates, Hermes Parcelnet, Legal & General, Scania and Wolseley.

Significant deals

Simon has more than 17 years experience in the sector and joins LSH from Collier’s Leeds office where he headed up the industrial agency team for Yorkshire and North East. Previous clients include Ocado, Yodel, Asda and Co-op. One of Simon’s most significant deals was the 850,000 sq ft disposal for Kimberly Clark at Barton upon Humber.  He also advised Standard Life in the marketing of 930,000 sq ft of warehouse accommodation in Doncaster of which 415,000 sq ft was let to Amazon.

A wealth of experience

Matthew Scrimshaw, head of Yorkshire and Northeast region for LSH, said: “This appointment is a major coup for Lambert Smith Hampton. Simon is incredibly well respected in the marketplace and brings with him a wealth of experience as well as an unrivalled network of contacts across the north of England.

“Simon will join at a crucial point for LSH as we look to build on a highly successful 2014 that saw the team secure a number of key deals, the LSH industrial agency team nominated at the EG Awards in London last month  as well as a strong pipeline of work.  All bodes well for a very strong 2015.”

A strong 2015

Simon added: “There is no doubt that we are seeing a strong upturn in the market with a significant increase in development activity and occupier requirements, there is much to be optimistic about in the coming year.

“This is a great time to be joining Lambert Smith Hampton and I am looking forward to working with what is already a well established and respected industrial team with national reach and helping it secure a strong market share in what looks likely to be an incredibly buoyant 2015.”


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