Property consultant Eddisons has boosted its Yorkshire and Manchester teams with two new appointments and three promotions.
In the firm’s Manchester valuations division, Philip Deakin has been appointed as director. Joining the firm from property agent JLL, where he specialised in mid to large commercial property assets, Philip has acted on behalf of all major UK lenders and for large property companies and funds including Hunter Real Estate Investment Management, ING, Valad, Peel Holdings and HIMOR. He has valued some high profile North West properties, among them Port Salford, Carrington Business Park, Ship Canal House and Exchange Quay.
Also joining Eddisons is Ian Appleby, who has spent the past 40 years at RBS in Yorkshire in various roles, most recently managing the bank’s professional services portfolio. Based in the Eddisons’ Leeds office, Ian’s newly created role will be to support and develop the firm’s bank relationships across the north.
Within the firm, Steven Jones has been promoted to director in Eddisons’ agency division, while associate director David Cran moves from Manchester to Leeds to help drive bank and private client valuation work across Yorkshire. Kristan Love has also been promoted to associate director of the firm’s property management team in Manchester.
“These are exciting times for Eddisons and this raft of new hires and promotions is indicative of our appetite for further growth in the wake of recent acquisitions, including the Pugh & Co auction business in June,” said Richard Roe, managing director of Eddisons.
“I’m really pleased to welcome Phil Deakin and Ian Appleby, who are both high profile individuals and very well known in their fields, and it’s satisfying to see Eddisons attracting senior staff from some big firms.”
Richard added: “Steve Jones’ promotion to director reflects the recent success of our agency division and the high volume of deals that we are completing on behalf of a range of clients, from high net worth individuals, occupiers, and plcs to regional property companies, banks and investors.
Richard joined Eddisons in 2003 and has been the Managing Partner since 2012, a role that sees him lead the strategic direction and development of the business under the ownership of Begbies Traynor Group plc. Richard has been instrumental in the growth of the business which has seen turnover more than double since 2008.
In addition to his role as Managing Partner, Richard continues to play a vital role with key clients, particularly in the banking sector, where he is a trusted adviser to major high street clearing banks. Over the last eight years, Richard has been appointed LPA Receiver on many high profile properties and assists in the recovery of distressed loan portfolios.
Prior to joining Eddisons, Richard worked in the real estate division of a 'Big Four' firm where his notable assignments included the privatisation of Saudi Telecom for flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.