Innes England appoints top investment professional to lead new department

L-R: Ben Robinson and Matt Hannah of Innes England

Leading commercial property agency Innes England has announced an exciting expansion to its business following the appointment of highly experienced investment advisor Ben Robinson who is relocating from London.

Ben has spent the past six years as a senior investment advisor at Matthews & Goodman where he was involved in over £250m of real estate transactions across the office, industrial and alternatives sectors. Prior to this he spent time at CBRE undertaking international real estate transactions, and eight years at Mapeley where he was an asset manager overseeing a £600 million UK fund.

Returning to his hometown of Nottingham after 15 years with some of the capital’s top firms, Ben is looking to bring his wealth of experience and client contacts to the East Midlands and will be heading up a new investment department with Innes England.

Ben, a Nottingham Trent University alumnus, said: “I’m delighted to be moving back to the city I grew up in and where I studied for my MA.

“Innes England is one of the biggest consultancy firms in the region so it was an easy choice. I’m very excited to be joining the team and look forward to adding to its already impressive reputation in the market as the go-to agent in the East Midlands.

“I intend to utilise the wealth of experience I have gained during my time in London to provide a high quality and joined-up investment service across the East Midlands through Innes England’s Nottingham, Derby and Leicester offices. I’m looking forward to helping clients navigate and prosper from the trends that have been accelerated by the pandemic, which continue to play out across the ‘sheds, beds and meds’ sectors. I’m looking forward to working with managing director Matt Hannah as well as the rest of the team to provide a full cycle service to existing clients and new investors to the region”.

Following successful recognition for its investment services, including at the EG Awards in 2020 where it scooped ‘Most Active Agent 2019 for Investment’, the firm is looking to solidify its achievement with a dedicated department.

Matthew Hannah, managing director at Innes England, said: “We are building on our activity in the investment market to launch a dedicated new department. Having Ben on board to head this up will be invaluable to its growth and success.

“Ben has an impressive resume of experience working with some of London’s top firms, including major accounts, so I have no doubt he will be a tremendous asset to the team. I’m excited to see where he takes the new department and look forward to working alongside him.

“With the firm’s market knowledge on rental levels, tenant demand, and data from our Market Insite reviews we are in a strong position to bolster our investment services with Ben as a dedicated source. Together with our building surveying and asset management teams we can now offer pre-acquisition advice on properties and service charges with agency input to ensure the asset performs to its maximum potential.”