Wolton adds to team
Wolton Commercial was set up towards the end of last year to target the niche market below the £5 million band, including pubs, hotels, shops, smaller office complexes and semi commercial property.
Gill Hall, commercial business development director at Wolton Commercial, commented: “We are delighted to have appointed Giles and David to Wolton Commercial. They will help us to further strengthen our relationships with our clients, and contribute to the fast and friendly service we aim to offer within the commercial valuation market. They will also contribute to our goal of becoming the leading commercial valuation company for mainstream commercial lenders and brokers.”
Giles Cooper has over 11 years of experience within the commercial property sector. His experience includes both valuation and agency instructions across retail, office and industrial property sectors. He has also held the posts of associate director of a major independent supplier of acquisition, design and construction services to the telecommunications industry, and acquisition controller of Hutchison 3G.
Cooper commented: “Joining Wolton Commercial is a great career opportunity for me. I already have a lot of experience in the commercial sector but my new role will enable me to hone my skills and focus on valuing commercial properties, something that I really enjoy. As the commercial department has only recently been launched it poses a fresh challenge and one that I am really looking forward to pursuing.”
David Linsley has over 25 years experience as a senior valuer and brings a great deal of experience to Wolton Commercial. His previous employment at the Valuation Office Agency and the Specialist Rating Unit has seen him value a wide range of diverse properties including an abattoir and a police station.
Linsley commented: “My extensive experience in the commercial property market lends itself really well to the work I will be undertaking as a senior commercial valuer at Wolton Commercial. I hope to be able to contribute to the growth of the business over the coming years.”