New appointment: Ross Wilson, Senior Surveyor in our Chester Office
We are delighted to welcome a new Senior Surveyor from
Manchester's Black Cat Consultancy. Ross Wilson, a RICS chartered
surveyor and experienced investment manager, has joined the Powell
Williams team in Chester.
Andy Williams, Martin Hunt and Ross
Wilson (from left to right)
Having trained and worked at Savills and CBRE, Ross has worked
internationally for a number of investment management firms
including Select Property in Dubai and IP Global in Hong Kong. He
was also a founding partner of Blackfish Ltd in Hong Kong, growing
the residential investment management firm from one to six offices
across the Far East in just over a year.
Returning to the UK after five years abroad to settle in
Cheshire with his family, Ross has since provided consultancy for
Tatton Estates and latterly Black Cat. He now joins Powell Williams
on a permanent basis and will provide a boost to the business in
the North West as it continues its client-led growth.
Andy Williams, founding partner and head of the Chester office,
said: "Ross has a wealth of building surveying experience and
commercial awareness which makes him an extremely valuable asset
for our clients. We will be introducing him primarily to our
investment clients where he will be advising on the technical due
diligence for their acquisition and disposal strategies, and
providing lead surveyor services for a variety of refurbishment
"The business has recently celebrated its 25th
anniversary and we are in a position of growth, with many existing
clients instructing us to look after a broader range of projects
than ever before. Ross provides the additional capacity we require
to meet the current and growing client demand, especially from the
boutique investment funds where our 'clear concise advice' approach
to service really resonates with their own ethos."
Initial projects Ross will be working on include two £2.5m
refurbishment schemes for client assets in the North of England,
and an office upgrade in Cheshire. He said: "This role is
exceptionally fortuitous for me as I was looking for an opportunity
in my home town of Chester, where I could continue to work at the
level I've achieved over the last 15 years. Here, I will be part of
a national consultancy working alongside highly experienced
partners on an extremely impressive portfolio of projects, across
all sectors and disciplines, for national and international funds,
landlords and occupiers. Powell Williams is a rare find.
The timing is great as the business is on a growth trajectory,
exploring new markets and bringing in new clients. I'm looking
forward to working with the directors to develop professionally,
gaining new knowledge and new perspectives. Hopefully there are
things I can give back in return, not least that the experience and
networks I developed while working in Manchester, London, Dubai and
Hong Kong may assist with the firm's business development."
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