Three new arrivals part of wider expansion of firm’s Birmingham office
Gerald Eve has strengthened its Midlands lease consultancy offer with the arrival of three new team members at its Birmingham office, working with team lead Ian Gascoigne.
Phil Smith, an existing partner at Gerald Eve, has relocated from London to lead the growth of work in the retail and restaurant sectors. Phil acts for both landlords and occupiers on all aspects of lease consultancy and his clients include Pizza Express, Azzurri Restaurants, Costa, WH Smith and Byron Hamburgers
Also joining to work with retail and restaurant sector clients is Millie Evans. Millie arrives from HRH Retail as a graduate surveyor, and will be working on rent reviews, lease renewals and regears.
Finally, Felicity Cooper has been recruited as a surveyor. Felicity joins from Rapleys with four years’ experience, and will be servicing both existing clients and facilitate further expansion, working with Ian Gascoigne on the office and industrial sectors.
Jon Ryan-Gill, partner and head of Gerald Eve’s Birmingham office, said: “Lease consultancy is an area where we have seen considerable growth, and anticipate further expansion as both landlords and occupiers seek specialist advice in their negotiations. These new arrivals are a key part of our expanding service offer, and they will help us deliver an even better level of services to clients.
“As a firm we have always sought to invest in talent where it can help us be better aligned to client requirements, and these appointments are very much in line with the ongoing expansion of our Birmingham office capabilities.”
The new arrivals can be contacted via email ([email protected]) or at Gerald Eve’s Birmingham office: 45 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2RT. Tel: 0121 616 4800.