Carter Jonas strengthens Oxford Office

Posted on 22 May, 2015 by admin

As part of part of its Vision 2020 strategy, property services adviser Carter Jonas has implemented a round of 39 nationwide promotions — five within its Oxford office — and recruited a sixth member to the city’s planning team.

The Oxford promotions (left to right) Simon Mole, Chris Willett, Juliana Markeson, Christopher Rhodes and Kevin Ayrton.

The Oxford promotions (left to right) Simon Mole, Chris Willett, Juliana Markeson, Christopher Rhodes and Kevin Ayrton.

Infrastructure team member, Simon Mole, has been promoted to salaried partner. He has more than 11 years’ experience advising across the transport, infrastructure and regeneration sectors. And Chris Willett, an architect who specialises in listed buildings and high quality residential projects for private clients, has become an associate partner.

Kevin Ayrton, a member of CJ’s Oxfordshire planning team, who specialises in the preparation of planning applications and appeals for historic country estates, renewable energy schemes, educational sites and business parks has been promoted to associate level.

The office’s two other new associates are Christopher Rhodes, a surveyor from its 12-strong rural team whose speciality is consulting on estate management and asset valuations for private clients, finance providers and institutions, and country house and estate specialist Juliana Markeson.

“All five are shining examples of the many skills and talent that we have across our Oxford office which now totals more than 80 people,” commented CJ partner and Oxford office head, Mark Charter. “These promotions enhance our business as we continue to give our clients the very best possible expert property advice.”

In a separate announcement, Carter Jonas has also confirmed the appointment of senior planner Lois Partridge to its Oxford-based planning team.

Carter Jonas senior planner, Lois Partridge.

Carter Jonas senior planner, Lois Partridge.

Partridge — who will act on behalf of developers, landowners, individual companies and public sector clients across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire — has eight years’ planning experience and joins from Barton Willmore’s Reading office. Before that she worked within Oxfordshire County Council’s infrastructure development team.

In another round of upgrades, property agent Ryden has announced six promotions across its UK office network, including a new partner in the firm’s Edinburgh office.

Regularly named of the Estates Gazette’s “Most Active Deal Maker in Edinburgh” title, industrial specialist Alan Herriot moves up from associate to partner. He joined Ryden in 1998 as a trainee.

Ryden’s latest partner, Alan Herriot.

Ryden’s latest partner, Alan Herriot.

Promoted from senior planning consultant to associate are Claire Coutts and Michael Lorimer, both are based in the firm’s consulting team in Aberdeen. The expanding project and building consultancy team has promoted Edinburgh-based senior surveyor, Rob Pearson, to associate and Leeds-based Charlotte Pinfold from surveyor to senior surveyor.

And Edinburgh property management team member, Andrew Trumper, has also been promoted from surveyor to senior surveyor.

Commenting on the promotions, Bill Duguid, a Ryden managing partner, said: “I am proud to reward the hard work and results achieved by these outstanding individuals after an encouraging year for Ryden, where early indications show a strong year despite challenging economic factors.”

Yorkshire commercial property developer, Wykeland Group, has appointed Grant Edmondson to its board of directors.

As part of his responsibilities as property director, he will now oversee the management of the  company’s  growing £65m commercial property portfolio and manage sales and lettings at the Wykeland’s three Humber-based business parks: Europarc, near Grimsby;  Bridgehead, adjacent to the northern approach roads to the Humber Bridge, and Melton West 10 miles from Hull.

National property consultancy Bruton Knowles has strengthened its Gloucester commercial team with the appointment of Tessa Newton. She is joining the regional office after four years working in DTZ’s West End office agency and at London specialist agency Stiles Harold Williams.

New appointment Tessa Newton with Bruton Knowles commercial partner Angus Taylor

New appointment Tessa Newton with Bruton Knowles commercial partner Angus Taylor

Martin Smith, a chartered surveyor with Newcastle-based consultancy Sanderson Weatherall has been promoted from an associate to a full partner. He will now take a lead role in the office’s building consultancy department.

Also in the North-East, the Darlington office of Smiths Gore has made three promotions. Mark Watt is now a partner at the property and surveying firm and Jennifer Hadland and Laura Angel have been appointed as associates.

Story: Cliff Goodwin
Photos: The Oxford promotions & Lois Partridge (Carter Jonas) Alan Herriot (Ryden) Tessa Newton & Angus Taylor (Bruton Knowles)

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