National commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted Luke Symonds to director.
Luke joined 12 months ago to strengthen LSH’s presence across Yorkshire and the North East and heads its Capital Markets team, based in Leeds. He previously worked for GVA in Newcastle.
Luke acts for a wide range of funds, property companies and private investors with a brief to drive investment transactions and co-ordinate relationships between the office, industrial and capital markets teams across LSH’s Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle offices.
Luke Symonds, director – Capital Markets at LSH, said: “I work closely with my talented colleagues throughout Yorkshire and the North East to maximise deal opportunities across the investment spectrum. We pride ourselves on this collaborative approach.
“The regional investment market is in excellent shape, with no let-up in demand as Brexit approaches. Leeds is on course for record investment volumes while the Sheffield and Newcastle markets continue to perform.
“We see exciting opportunities in the alternatives sectors, particularly hotels. Meanwhile, the office and industrial markets are ripe for speculative development and refurbishment projects as improving occupational demand against a backdrop of diminished supply supports rental growth.”
Jon Anderson, head of office – Leeds at LSH, added: “I congratulate Luke on this well-deserved promotion, which recognises his fantastic contribution to the business since joining our Newcastle team and the continuation of his efforts after moving to join us in Leeds.
“He is an experienced and talented property professional who has driven deal volume at a time of growing confidence in the market.”
Luke was previously a surveyor for York-based developer and investor Grantside. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).