CBRE expands Northern Specialist markets team

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Sam Potrykus, CBRE

The Leeds office of CBRE has expanded its Specialist Markets team with the appointment of Sam Potrykus as Senior Surveyor, following a series of high-profile instructions for the team.

Sam joins the CBRE Leeds team after 4 years with the agency division of James A Baker.

CBRE’s Leeds Specialist Markets team is headed up by Senior Director Andrew Watt and in addition to Sam includes Surveyor Harry Adams and Associate Director James Laidler, who is responsible for CBRE’s regional Healthcare offering.

In 2016, the team undertook major instructions from Greene King, Marstons, Punch Taverns, EI Group (previously Enterprise Inns), Heineken, Ossett Brewery, Camerons, Charles Wells Pub Company, Provincial Pubs and within the Healthcare sector, Viridian Housing, Park Care Homes and Alpha Care to name a few. In the first half of last year, the team witnessed a surge in valuation instructions and a continued high level of agency activity.

Andrew Watt, Senior Director of Specialist Markets at CBRE Leeds, said; “Our UK Pubs report showed that pubs are moving to mainstream real estate and are now being viewed as valid alternatives to offices and retail by investors. New buyers are emerging that haven’t previously been in the sector and long income funds are targeting operational real estate.

“In Leeds we have experienced a busy start to 2017 and this new appointment will further strengthen our regional offering and enable us to continue to offer the highest level of service to our diverse and growing client base.”