New partner and service line at Rapleys

L-R: New Rapleys partner Balvinder Sagoo, with Birmingham head of office Alfred Bartlett

Rapleys continues its expansion in the Midlands with the appointment of a new partner to establish and lead the building consultancy team in the firm’s Birmingham office.

Balvinder Sagoo joins from GVA where he spent 11 years, the last five as a director. He has more than 17 years’ commercial building surveying experience in the Midlands, with key clients at GVA including Aviva, ABB, Canada Life and CBRE Global Investors.

Balvinder’s skills complement Rapleys’ existing national building consultancy and project management offer, and he also brings with him a wealth of experience in the office and retail sectors for both occupiers and investors.

Balvinder said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to join a progressive partnership with an established national team but with the remit to develop our building surveying business in the Midlands.

“My focus will be to complement our existing transactional and professional functions, more specifically refurbishment, fit out, dilapidations and technical due diligence. We will also be offering project management and cost consultancy, alongside traditional building surveying services.”

Rapleys established its Birmingham office last year with a retail and leisure agency and development team, and is targeting further growth.

Birmingham head of office, Alfred Bartlett, said: “Our ambition is to grow the Rapleys offer in Birmingham to cover the full range of services to developer, investor, landlord and occupier clients. Balvinder’s appointment is part of the ongoing strategy to fulfill this objective.”