Having reported an 62% increase in activity in the commercial and rural property market over the past six months, Wells McFarlane, one of the East Midlands’ leading firms of Chartered Surveyors, has appointed assistant surveyor, Rupert Bendell.
Having graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Agricultural University, Rupert will work with land and planning expert, Trevor Wells, on planning permissions, development appraisals, valuations and land and property management. Rupert’s role will also see him supporting the Commercial team whilst completing his RICS Chartership and training to become a First Class Graduate of the Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV).
Rupert said: “I am excited to start work with the team at Wells McFarlane and be involved in the wide range of surveying work that is done here, particularly appraising commercial development in rural areas. I intend to draw on the knowledge and experience of all the staff here and hope to achieve my Chartership and Fellowship over the next two years.”
“Investing in new team members has been crucial to the success of Wells McFarlane and certainly a contributing factor the increased activity the business has witnessed since the start of 2013,” said Trevor Wells, director of Wells McFarlane. “Rupert is the third new recruit to join the team this year and I am confident his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn will serve him well as his career develops with Wells McFarlane.”
Outside of work, Rupert is a keen shot, having been an instructor in both Antigua and New Zealand.