Sector experience proves priceless for valuation expert

Colliers International has appointed three new property specialists to its expanding Bristol team.

Abby Pugh joins the busy Valuation and Services department as Head of Valuation after nine years with DTZ in Bristol. Abby graduated from the University of the West of England before going into the property industry.

Tim Davies, head of Colliers International’s Bristol office, said: “With nine years’ experience across all the main sectors including shopping centres, hotels and nursing homes Abby is a particularly valuable addition to our team.

“Abby is a proven business winner and we were particularly impressed she had achieved significant promotions within her department in three consecutive years at her previous post.”

Abby Pugh said: “This is a fantastic chance to join a really proactive team in one of the busiest Colliers offices in the country.”

Abby, a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, is a previous chairman of the Bristol and West RICS and lives in Axbridge, Somerset. She takes up her new post this month.

Also joining the expanding Bristol office is Chloe Spalding, who joins from Hootons Commercial.

Chloe, a graduate of Northampton University, will be joining Nick Turk’s Commercial Lease Consultancy team and working with clients including Vodafone, Cancer Research UK and Nationwide.

Completing the trio of new faces at the Bristol office is Daniel Johnstone, who previously worked within the property team of a rapidly expanding fast food retailer.

Daniel’s dealings with multiple landlords makes for a strong foundation in understanding both occupier needs and property specific value issues which will assist when negotiating with the Valuation Office Agency.

Tim Davies concluded: “I am delighted to welcome Abby, Chloe and Daniel to the Colliers business. These appointments demonstrate our confidence in the market and Bristol in particular. The Bristol office now offers 15 different service lines and the ability to deal with all sectors of the market.”