Jerry Schurder takes on a new role to lead on Business Rates Policy
Gerald Eve has appointed Simon Green as Head of Business Rates, succeeding Jerry Schurder who is moving into a new role to focus on Business Rates Policy, as the firm continues to align with client requirements.
Simon Green has been part of Gerald Eve’s rating team for over 20 years, covering all areas of business rates with a particular specialisation in the industrial and logistics sector. He is a national council member and chair of the Valuation Faculty Board of the IRRV (Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation), a member of the Rating Surveyors’ Association and sits on the RICS Rating and Local Taxation Advisory Forum. His elevation to Head of Business Rates follows a phased transition period, and his new role will see him coordinate the firm’s rating advisory services nationally.
In parallel, Jerry Schurder will move to lead on Business Rates Policy. Jerry has been at the forefront of the business rates debate for many years, and in his new role will continue to campaign for effective and fundamental reform of the rating system, as well as providing clients with insight into the implications of shifting Government policy.
Simon Green, head of business rates at Gerald Eve, said: “The issue of business rates has never been higher up the corporate agenda, and as firms seek to reduce their liabilities there is an ever-greater need for first-class advice. Gerald Eve leads the field in business rates consultancy, and it is hugely exciting to head a team with such extensive capabilities at a time when our advice is central to real estate strategies in all sectors. I look forward to working with our clients to continue delivering the best possible results.”
Jerry Schurder, business rates policy lead at Gerald Eve, added: “Government policy is not created in isolation, but in response to pressure from various parties, and the lobbying role we have undertaken has been central to securing positive change, such as the commitment to more frequent revaluations. With the fundamental review scheduled to report in the autumn, the focus of my role is to continue to hold the Government’s feet to the fire and help shape a fair and sustainable business rates system.”