James Yates will join the valuation consultancy team next month, having spent five years working in the bank restructuring and recovery division, also based in Leeds.
James will work from GVA’s Leeds city centre office, where he’ll join a team of eight employees, making it one of the largest pure “good book” valuation teams in the Yorkshire region.
Bruce Allan, director of valuation consultancy, Leeds, said:
“Having worked for the business for five years, James’s move internally is a testament to the excellent culture and work ethic here at GVA and we’re delighted to welcome him to our division.
“The growth of the team is to meet the increasing demand from banks for new lending and re-financing.
“Over the past few months in particular, we’ve witnessed an increase in demand for our services such as surveying on existing and new premises, educational valuations and expert witness cases.
The market is buoyant and we’re delighted to be expanding our team to allow us to take on this new work.”