Gent Visick builds team with new director appointment

Michael Jack

Leeds property consultancy, Gent Visick (GV) is expanding its building surveying and project management division with the appointment of Michael Jack as a director.

Michael has spent the last eight years in a director-role at Trident’s Leeds office and prior to that he was a senior building surveyor at JLL in Leeds.

In his new role he will oversee and provide cost consultancy, contract administration and project management services on a wide range of new build and refurbishment projects throughout Yorkshire and beyond, as well as carrying out dilapidations and acquisition surveys, and offering planned maintenance advice.

Michael said: “This is an opportunity to join a well respected and established building consultancy team. Although GV is well-known for its work in the industrial sector, there is also a good mix of office, retail and new development work underway, which makes this a wide-spanning and hands-on role, overseeing projects from start to finish, which really appealed to me.”

Gavin Ritchie, director of GV’s building consultancy division, said: “I’ve known Michael for a long time, and he has a great reputation, enviable client base and plenty of experience, so he’s a fantastic addition to the team. There’s no doubt his knowledge and enthusiasm will be popular with clients and further enhance the value of our work.

“His appointment comes on the back of an extremely busy six months for our team which has seen us winning work on a range of high-profile projects across the North of England. It also follows Matt Harriman’s promotion to associate director level earlier this year and we’re now recruiting for a graduate surveyor to join our team this summer.”

GV is a leading niche property consultancy with offices in Leeds and London providing building surveying, project management, industrial agency, investment and strategic consultancy services.