Senior promotions bolster GVA’s South West offer

Richard Kidd and Richard Howell, GVA

Leading UK real estate adviser GVA has announced three senior promotions in its Bristol office. Richard Kidd and Richard Howell are both promoted to Senior Director, while Lee Halmshaw is promoted to Director.

Richard Kidd leads the Office Agency team in Bristol. He has over 20 years’ experience working within the property industry, and in particular within Bristol’s city centre and out-of- town office markets.  He has been involved in some of Bristol’s most high profile agency instructions over the last 18 months, including 31 Great George Street for Hermes Real Estate, Schroder’s Augustine’s Courtyard and 1 Brunswick Square for Columbia Threadneedle.

Richard Howell leads the Investment team in the Bristol office with over 15 years of experience within the South West and South Wales investment markets. He has responsibility for acquisition and disposal of investment properties on behalf of a wide range of institutions, trusts, property companies and private investors.

Lee Halmshaw is a member of the GVA Business Rates team, one of the largest integrated rating consultancies in the UK. The Bristol Rating Team has seen unprecedented growth in the South West. Their focus is currently advising clients on the 2017 Rating Revaluation, having achieved significant savings in last Rating Revaluation on behalf of national and regional clients.

Gordon Isgrove, Regional Senior Director at GVA in Bristol, comments,

“I’d like to congratulate all three, as they have all been integral to the continued success of their teams in Bristol. These promotions form part of GVA’s strategic growth plans as we continue to invest in our people and teams. GVA has made a total of eight promotions to Senior Director across our 11 offices, so I’m delighted that two of those are in Bristol. The strength of our business lies with our people and it is crucial that we continue to support and invest in them in order to meet our growth aspirations.

“We have a fantastic business that is reflected in our market standing, our trading performance and above all, our people. The talent we attract continues to be amongst the very best in the industry and empowering existing talent is a key part of our success.”