Carter Jonas has appointed Bruce Allan MRICS as Partner and head of valuations in Leeds, working within its commercial team. Bruce, who will be based out of Carter Jonas’ Northern hub office, will work closely with the teams across the country, bringing over 27 years of specialist valuation experience to the role.
Bruce joins from Deloitte, where he led the real estate valuations department in the Middle East. Prior to this, Bruce held the position of director of valuation consultancy at GVA Bilfinger in Leeds. Bruce has an extensive knowledge of valuation and development appraisals across the commercial property sector including in leisure and education.
He has provided valuation services to the main high street banks, building societies, specialist funders, developers, local authorities, government departments and directly to business across the UK. Bruce has also accepted expert witness appointments for over 15 years.
John Webster, head of commercial and development, Carter Jonas Leeds, said: “In recent years we have seen increasing demand for valuation consultancy services, at both a regional and a national level, and the growth of our dedicated valuations team in Leeds is a testament to this.
“We are committed to providing our commercial clients with a full service offering at the highest level. Bruce’s appointment significantly strengthens our ability to deliver this. Not only does Bruce have international experience with a ‘top 4’ accountancy firm, he is also a highly respected valuation surveyor in the Yorkshire marketplace.”
Bruce Allan, partner and head of valuation, Carter Jonas Leeds, said: “I look forward to returning to Yorkshire, joining at Partnership level at Carter Jonas and becoming involved in the UK commercial marketplace once again. Carter Jonas provides a unique variety of professional services and is renowned for integrity and high standards.
“I hope to build on its reputation and work with the team in Leeds and our other offices to provide a truly national, market-leading service.”