Carter Jonas boosts Birmingham team with five

By James Wallace - Monday, April 09, 2018 13:19

Carter Jonas has bolstered its infrastructure and energy team in Birmingham with the appointment of five members.

The hires comprise:

• Jane Barlow and Lisa Smith as associate partners;

• Jamie Simpson as an associate;

• Edward Beale as a senior surveyor; and

• Katryna Ley as a surveyor.

All will be based out of the firm’s Birmingham office at 2 Snowhill.

Barlow has more than 20 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector gained whilst working for United Utilities, GVA Grimley and Dalcour Maclaren. Barlow has managed a number of multi discipline teams to deliver land assembly, acquisition, compensation and asset management contracts and projects. She joins Carter Jonas to assist with the progressive growth of the Infrastructure team.

Previously at Severn Trent, Smith has developed a broad range of experience over the course of her career working with both public and private sector clients. Her extensive experience includes undertaking RICS Red Book valuations, lease renewal and rent review negotiations, business rates defence and advising on the management of corporate estate portfolios.

Simpson joins from Aitchison Raffety. Working in valuations, he has extensive knowledge of the Midlands, North West and Yorkshire markets including experience of commercial, residential and development property predominantly for loan security and fund purposes. Simpson has provided loan security valuations for all major lenders including Lloyds Banking Group, Santander, Handelsbanken and Barclays.

Beale has experience in both rural and urban property markets. Previously at Sheldon Bosley Knight, he has advised on compulsory purchase and compensation, landlord and tenant, valuation, and asset management. Ley, joins from Lambert Smith Hampton and has advised on asset disposal in the commercial sector as well as undertaking Red Book valuation and development appraisals.

Mark Hall-Digweed, Partner and Head of Infrastructure, Carter Jonas said: “These latest appointments represent a positive next step in the growth of our team in Birmingham which has more than tripled in size since opening our first office in the city in September 2016. We are currently advising on the progression of a number of flagship infrastructure projects working with clients including HS2 and Network Rail and have recently been appointed by Highways England as its national estate management and disposals advisor.”

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