Hamptons grows valuation division

Sarah Davidson

July 30, 2010

James Hamand joins Hamptons International from Cluttons where he spent six years in the residential professional division and developed his specialism in leasehold enfranchisement.

He has been appointed associate director at Hamptons International and will be responsible for setting up and growing a department within the valuation team which offers advice on lease extensions and freehold purchases. He will report directly to head of valuation, Nigel Macdonald.

Hamand said: “This is a new and exciting challenge for me, the prospect of which I am relishing. With leases in many parts of central London becoming prohibitively short from a buyers perspective, the market for leasehold enfranchisement advice is as active as ever and so the opportunities for me to work alongside the sales and lettings departments at Hamptons International are huge. We look forward to finding ways to secure the best possible deal for Hamptons International’s clients.”

Hamptons has also hired Peter Kaisary, who joins the valuation division as graduate valuation surveyor. Peter previously spent time at investment agencies Portman Heritage and Minc Property where he developed his understanding of the residential property market in London.

Peter will assist with valuation reports, inspections and surveys and will report into Jonathan Godfrey, director.

Shakeel Barok, acting managing director of Hamptons International, said: “Since its launch earlier in the year, the valuation division has grown rapidly as it responds to demand from current clients and our international network. The appointments of James and Peter this month mark another fantastic development for this team; we’re delighted to offer further strings to our professional services bow.”

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