A familiar face on the Leicestershire commercial property front has taken up a new challenge with leading East Midlands agent Andrew and Ashwell.
Geoff Gibson has joined the expanding team at Andrew and Ashwell, from the Leicester office of Lambert Smith Hampton.
His appointment, in a consultancy role, brings a wealth of expertise gained over more than 30 years in which he has been a prime mover on Leicestershire’s commercial property and development landscape. Geoff is also re-joining former colleagues at LSH, Malcolm Grayson and Mike Allwood, who are both now Directors of Andrew and Ashwell.
Leicester born and bred, Geoff, who is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a former Gateway Grammar School boy and trained for his career at Leicester Polytechnic, now De Montfort University. His first post was in Birmingham, before moving back home to Leicester to work for Leicestershire County Council’s property department.
Geoff joined Wilson and Partners in 1986, which soon became Connell Wilson prior to its merger with Lambert Smith Hampton in 1995. Over the years he has gained vast experience across the spectrum of commercial property matters, spanning industrial development, agency, investment and lease advisory work, property management and local authority employment land studies.
He has been involved with many of the major industrial and office schemes in Leicestershire over the last 30 years, including Meridian and Grove business parks, Hamilton Industrial Park at Thurmaston and Interlink, Bardon.
Latterly he was Director and Head of East Midlands at LSH and has scooped a string of professional accolades, included in The Leicester Mercury’s Most Influential People in Leicestershire lists since 2012 and also clinching Estate Gazette’s Most Active Dealmaker Award for Leicestershire on a couple of occasions.
Geoff joins a team of seven chartered surveyors at Andrew and Ashwell, which is currently making substantial investment in new data technology and office refurbishment.
“After many years at LSH, I am looking forward to a new challenge and to working with an excellent team of specialists at Andrew and Ashwell, a long-established firm with a high regional profile to which I am pleased to add my support.”
Mike Allwood added: “We are delighted to welcome Geoff to Andrew and Ashwell and to be working with him again. He brings exceptional expertise to the firm and will be an important asset to us as we continue to develop plans for expansion.”