Property firm builds for the future with latest promotions

Matt Harriman and Daniel Walker from Gent Visick

Leeds property consultancy Gent Visick (GV) has promoted Daniel Walker and Matt Harriman to associate director level as the company gears up for further growth.

Matt works in GV’s building consultancy division and Daniel works across the company’s agency and investment divisions. The pair have significantly expanded their roles and responsibilities in the last 12 months as the business goes from strength to strength and capitalises on the UK’s high performing industrial property market.

Matt oversees an array of projects, including recently negotiating more than £1.6m worth of dilapidations claims as well as project managing the conversion of the 25,000 sq ft former Topshop building on Cambridge Street in Harrogate into a mixed-use retail and office development.

Daniel has been involved in several notable deals over the past 12 months. These include leasing a 400,000 sq ft distribution centre off Junction 31 of the M62, the acquisition of 90,000 sq ft at Stakehill Industrial Estate and overseeing Total Park, a new 195,000 sq ft logistics development to the east of Leeds on Pontefract Lane.

Daniel said: “I’m absolutely delighted with this promotion. We work in a fast-moving environment and although I initially worked in the agency team, I’ve always been given the freedom and encouragement to respond to opportunities as they arise, whether clients are looking for investment opportunities or buying development sites.

“This has led to me evolving into a role working across several divisions and it’s these types of opportunities that differentiate GV from many other property companies.”

Matt added: “Our building consultancy team has had a very busy 12 months. We are now working on a vast range of refurbishment schemes and new build projects driven by high demand from landlords, occupiers and investors across the industrial market and all other property sectors. Receiving this promotion is part of it being a new era at GV and comes at a really exciting time for our team.”

GV is a leading niche property consultancy providing support during acquisitions, sales, lettings and investment transactions, with offices in Leeds and London. Its services include industrial agency, building consultancy, investment and strategic consultancy.

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