Birmingham heavyweight joins Avison Young as Director, Valuation

Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, has expanded its team with the appointment of Peter Clarke as Director, Valuation.

Peter brings with him years of experience in the commercial valuation sector with particular expertise in the Midlands where Avison Young is rapidly building its presence. He leaves his post at JLL where he was head of UK Regional Valuation.

With a long career in the UK property sector, including a stint as head of property for West Midlands Police, Clarke is established as an expert in a wide variety of ‘specialist’ valuations, including Football Stadia, Cricket and Sports Grounds, Places of Worship, Solar Farms, Data Centres, Car Parks, Fish Farms and Recycling/Metal processing plants.  His experience of residential development valuation includes New Covent Garden Market in London.

At JLL, Clarke coordinated and led the regional commercial valuation business in the UK, advising on all aspects of the process including risk management, regulatory governance and compliance. He is also a highly regarded expert witness.

Jason Sibthorpe, Managing Director of Avison Young UK comments: “Peter’s energy, ambition and drive are more than welcome on board at this time of strategic expansion in the UK. His impressive experience of national valuation and deep knowledge of the Midlands make him the perfect choice to expand the business from both our central London and Coventry offices.”

Peter Clarke comments: “Joining Avison Young is an exciting new challenge for me, offering the chance to apply my career’s experience, building a sustainable business in markets I know well.”