Sanderson Weatherall strengthens leading position in North East with expanded valuation team

Team leaders: Sanderson Weatherall’s North East valuation team welcomes new surveyor, Catey Oliver (front left), to the firm.

The largest property valuation team in the North East has grown further after Sanderson Weatherall welcomed new surveyor, Catey Oliver.

In her new role, Catey will provide valuation advice to both commercial and residential property clients of the firm, which has offices in Newcastle, Teesside and Darlington.

Catey’s appointment brings the valuation team in the North East to 11. She joins Sanderson Weatherall from PD Ports, a longstanding client of Sanderson Weatherall, where she had worked since 2005 as an estates administrator and later, estates surveyor managing leases and renewals for property located on ‘port’ land.

Commenting on her appointment, Catey said: “Sanderson Weatherall is a well-established and market leading property consultancy with a strong presence in the North East. I’m looking forward to the new challenges and the variety of work that will come with working at Sanderson Weatherall, enabling me to gain more experience in dealing with the wider property market beyond ‘port’ land.”

As well as lease management and renewals, Catey has experience in rent reviews, commercial property management, tenant and landlord liaison, and is a qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

David Downing, valuation partner in the Newcastle office, said: “Catey brings some unique commercial property experience to the team with her background in port property. Her knowledge and professionalism will be instrumental in ensuring the valuation department at Sanderson Weatherall maintains its leading position in the North East.

“Demand for our services continues to grow, which is indicative of the improving economy. Catey’s appointment comes at a perfect time and her experience in what is a specialised field will be a great benefit to current and future clients. Growing our team of valuers, which is the largest in the North East, expands our capacity to deal with client instructions and increases our strength and depth in handling specialist areas of property valuation. We hope to make more exciting appointments soon.”

Sanderson Weatherall employs around 200 people and has offices in Newcastle, Teesside, York, Leeds, Manchester, Darlington, Bristol, Exeter and London.

The firm provides a complete range of property, machinery and business asset services across a range of sectors. These comprise retail, residential, offices, industrial, leisure, roadside, healthcare, public sector and third sector.