M4 Property Consultants recruit new Assistant Surveyor

Claire Bignell

Newport-based commercial property agency, M4 Property Consultants, have recruited a new team member as they continue to expand their share of the south east Wales commercial property sector.

Claire Bignell, the newly appointed Assistant Surveyor at M4 Property Consultants brings a wealth of experience from the construction law sector to the role.

Having worked as an associate lawyer with M&A Solicitors in Cardiff, Cobbetts LLP in Manchester and Bevan Brittan LLP in Bristol specialising in construction, Claire is well practised in working closely with developers, landlords, tenants and all members of the construction team in negotiating and preparing construction documents.

Claire will be assisting the agency team with market research, implementation of marketing activities, undertaking viewings together with negotiations and reporting to clients. On Claire’s appointment, Dan Smith, Managing Director of M4 Property Consultants said, “Despite COVID we have continued to receive a great number of enquiries and have successfully converted many of these into lettings or sales for our clients. New clients continue to approach us following recommendations and, to ensure we can assist, we knew we had to expand. We are delighted to have secured Claire. She’s made a great impact already and we are looking forward to seeing this develop further moving forward.”

Commenting on her appointment, Claire said, “Having chosen to move from the legal industry, I am looking forward to this new role and understanding a different element to the commercial property industry. The diversity of clients we are working with is of particular interest as they range from start-up businesses moving into their first office to investors and investment companies seeking to purchase or dispose of commercial assets. I have already found that my construction and legal knowledge is proving beneficial to M4 Property Consultants and our clients and look forward to continuing to developing this.”

M4 Property Consultants have experienced even greater demand for industrial, neighbourhood retail and good value office properties since the turn of the year and are viewing 2022 with great optimism. The agency recently facilitated one of the largest commercial property transactions in Wales in the last six months; the £7.9 million sale of a 90,000 sq ft purpose built industrial estate in Caldicot, to Industrials REIT.