London’s premium office provider, Argyll, has announced the appointment of Philip Symonds as Investment Director, who joins from Addington Capital LLP.
Philip joins Argyll at an exciting period of growth, following the announcement last month of a £27million refurbishment programme across eight central London offices.
With over 15 years of experience in the property industry, Philip spent almost 10 years at Addington Capital LLP, an active investor and asset manager within the office, retail and residential UK markets. Prior to Addington Capital, Philip worked at Anglo Irish Bank within real estate banking and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield before that.
Bringing this wealth of experience to Argyll, Philip will be focusing on expanding the business’ position within the prime London flex space market. He will be working closely with CEO John Drover and COO Emily Smith on the management of landlord relationships and business growth. This includes sourcing freehold and long leasehold buildings and identifying opportunities to add value within the owned asset portfolio. With Argyll already owning 11 of its 30-strong building portfolio, a key focus of Philip’s role will be securing opportunities on an ownership basis.
Commenting on the appointment, John Drover, CEO of Argyll, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Philip on board at an exciting time for Argyll. With an impressive track record within asset management and real estate investment, Philip’s expertise will be invaluable as we continue to both add value to our existing portfolio and seek out new investment opportunities. We are grateful for the expertise and drive Philip will bring to the business.”
Commenting on his new position, Philip Symonds, added: “I am excited to take on new challenges offered by the flex space subsector – Argyll are ideally positioned to take full advantage of this growing market. In particular, I look forward to working closely with John and Emily to cement, and build on, the impressive owned asset portfolio at Argyll.”