Avison young expands with two Leeds based hires

Phoenix Searle

Strategic real estate advisor, Avison Young, has made two new hires in its Leeds office, with associate director in the healthcare sector, Andrew Sutherland, and service charge consultant, Phoenix Searle.

Joining from a specialist healthcare surveying practice, Andrew has worked with a range of high-profile clients and has accumulated over eight years’ experience across a breadth of property before concentrating on the healthcare sector.

His particular expertise lies in the primary healthcare sector, where he advises GP practices, landlords, developers, investors and banks. He also has experience of providing advice to clients in the independent sector.

Based in Leeds but working on a national remit, Andrew joins a team of 15 dedicated consultants focussing on the elderly, specialist care, primary, private hospital, day nursery, dental and pharmacy healthcare sectors.

Andrew said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining Avison Young’s team of healthcare property advisors. Avison Young is highly regarded in the sector and recognised as one of the leading advisors in the UK and I am thrilled to be joining such a well-established team and be part of the continually growing department.”

Joining the Avison Young team from Jet2 Holidays, after working in both Leeds and on the south coast, Phoenix’s background is in legal, IT and analysis focussed roles. While he is now based primarily in Leeds, Phoenix’s remit will extend throughout the UK and Ireland, with the possibility of providing consultancy services across Europe.

Phoenix said: “With a view to working for a growing team with strong values, in a supportive environment, joining Avison Young was a no brainer. The continued growth ambitions and forward-thinking culture of the business is exciting and I’m looking forward to becoming an integral part of the team.”

Claire Paraskeva, principal and managing director of the Leeds office, said: “We’re pleased to welcome both Andrew and Phoenix onboard and look forward to their input in their specialised fields.

“Both appointments reinforce our region’s growth ambitions as we continue to increase the range of teams we have based in our Leeds office with the addition of the healthcare sector, allowing us to further enhance our first class service to clients across the north and Scotland.”


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