Property consultancy, Vail Williams LLP, has expanded its Gatwick team with the appointment of associate, Samantha Catlin.
Samantha joins Vail Williams from the National Trust where she was lead building surveyor specialising in heritage property for 5 years. Prior to that she was a senior surveyor with CBRE in London for 7 years.
A chartered surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Sam, who lives in Brighton and Hove, will work from Vail Williams’ office on London Road, Crawley.
She will lead the firm’s property building surveying work across the Gatwick Diamond area, with particular focus on building monitoring for their banking clients, including dilapidations and due diligence for a variety of properties – from offices and warehouses to light industrial.
Her previous experience with the National Trust will also compliment Vail Williams’ work with several private schools in the south, many of whom own listed buildings requiring specialist surveying expertise.
Peter Sudworth, regional managing partner (Gatwick), said: “We’re pleased to welcome Sam to our flourishing Gatwick team. Her varied background from both a commercial and heritage property perspective represented a good fit for our business, working as we do with a variety of clients with complex property needs. Her surveying expertise will help to protect our client’s interests – from pre-acquisition right through to the end of their property journey.”
Sam joins at a time of growth for Vail Williams which recently appointed valuations associate, Richard Sumner, in Gatwick (January).
Speaking of the move, she commented: “I’m delighted to join Vail Williams. With a mandate to grow the business’ work across the Gatwick Diamond area, I’m excited about what the future will bring – both for me personally, and for the wider firm as it continues to grow.”
Vail Williams recently acquired Chertsey-based New Ballerino, a specialist in property acquisitions and disposals, with a niche client base around Surrey and the Home Counties.
The firm’s full-service property advice includes property valuation, planning and lease advice, investment and development expertise, property asset management and occupier consultancy.
Sam started at Vail Williams on 4 March.