Growing flexible office firm Situu welcomes two new starters

Max Grayston and Mailat Tekle

London-based real estate advisory service, Situu, has appointed two new members to its team following tremendous growth in the last six months, despite the challenging impact of the global pandemic on the commercial real estate industry.

Max Grayston, who previously worked at The Office Group (TOG), has taken on the role of Office Advisor and will tap into his rich experience in commercial real estate to focus on brokerage, helping companies who are looking for shorter term and more flexible solutions find new office space.

Max Comments: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Situu. Its reputation for securing deals and delivering a fantastic service is what initially attracted me to the role. The team’s commitment to helping businesses and landlords thrive is second-to-none and I’m excited to be a part of the fast-paced business’s next phase of growth.”

School leaver, Mailat Tekle, also an Office Advisor, has joined the business to learn about the industry, first hand. Mailat will help with all aspects of the business, from office lettings and brokering service office deals, to acquiring long-term leases for clients. The ultimate goal is for Mailat to gain a thorough understanding of both markets to become an outstanding agent as well as a broker.

Situu Co-Founder, Peter Hall, comments on both of the new recruits: “We’re delighted to welcome Max and Mailat to Situu. Max is an extremely experienced and likeable team member, both of which go a long way in our industry. He’s eager to learn from the broad experience of the founding team, and we hope to see him heading up a department of his own brokers in no time.

“Mailat has a huge hunger to learn and has already impressed us with her can-do attitude. It’s hugely refreshing that Mailat has arrived at the business with no preconceived ideas of how things ‘must be done’, and it’s an honour to work with young talent to help shape the next generation of our industry.”

Launched in January 2020, Situu was conceived by Harry Murphy, Peter Hall, Dan Brown and Tom Leahy when each of the founders decided to move away from the large, corporate commercial real estate machine, pool their collective experience and create a new and unique business model that would make a positive impact on both tenants and landlords in the capital.

The new appointments form part of Situu’s growth plan, which will see the firm develop its team with further recruits in the near future, particularly to focus on the firm’s managed Situu+ office offering, whilst further developing its own assets, such as a new website launch.

Co-Founder, Harry Murphy, concludes: “Business is going well, and we’re delighted that our unique approach of covering the entire market, from leased to managed, has been highly successful for our clients across the capital, allowing us to create jobs and develop emerging talent.”