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Valuation team boosted with appointment of healthcare specialist


We have recently enhanced our valuation team with the recruitment of James McKelvie, a healthcare sector expert.

James McKelvie has been appointed as consultant within the valuation team and brings with him 25 years’ experience in surveying and specialist healthcare advice.


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APC training pays off for Canal and River Trust surveyor


Recently we have introduced an initiative to assist our clients and partner organisations in becoming full members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) too by helping them to qualify as a member by passing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

 

Under the scheme, experts from across our offices offer pro bono training and mentoring to provide the knowledge they need to pass the APC training. Candidates prepare for the assessment by taking part in mock interviews and receiving advice from the firm on presentation and interview skills.


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Energy performance clock is ticking for landlords


Forthcoming regulations will forbid the letting of commercial buildings below a minimum energy performance rating after 2018.


David Fairley partner in our building consultancy team and accredited non-domestic energy assessor, considers the potential impact for commercial landlords and possible ways forward in improving the energy performance of their buildings.


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How Central Square is redefining the Leeds office market


Richard Dunn, partner in our office agency team talks about working as a leasing agent on Leeds City Centre’s Central Square.

 

“As this landmark £100m development nears practical completion, it is clear that Central Square is set to redefine what Grade A office accommodation looks like in Leeds City Centre.


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Wakefield's Belle Vue stadium sold to new owner


Belle Vue Stadium, the 120-year old home of the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, has been sold to 88m Group for an undisclosed sum.

 

The sale of the stadium was managed on behalf of Peter O’Hara of O’Hara & Co, acting as Fixed Charge Receiver by our Leeds office.


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Meet Ceri Hill


Meet Ceri Hill. Ceri works in our Property Management team, based in our Leeds office.

What was your first ever job?


My first ever job was working as a waitress (alas not in a cocktail bar) back in Berwick Upon Tweed. I loved it. Berwick is a very busy tourist town so you would get to meet all sorts of interesting characters. 


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