Nottingham-based property professional, Sam Spencer has been appointed to the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) President’s Panel – and is now one of only a few panel members in the Midlands who specialises in the hospitality, leisure and licensed property trade.
Sam, who is an associate at property consultant Bruton Knowles, will now work alongside other RICS President’s Panel members to provide resolutions to land and property industry disputes as part of the organisation’s dispute resolution service.
He said: “It is a huge accolade to have achieved this appointment. I am looking forward to bringing my expertise to the panel, sharing my knowledge and supporting hospitality, leisure and licenced property clients with any disputes on behalf of RICS.”
The Bruton Knowles expert who specialises in sales, acquisitions, management agreements and business and property valuations is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer. He has more than 20 years’ experience of working in the hospitality, leisure and healthcare property sectors.
Patrick Downes, managing partner of Bruton Knowles said: “Sam’s appointment to the RICS President’s Panel is testament to his vast experience within the sector, and he will be an important addition to the organisation. Bruton Knowles will also benefit from having one of the country’s most highly regarded specialists working within its team.
“The commercial and investment acumen which Sam holds is vast, especially in mixed and alternative-use developments. Our clients can be confident in his ability to provide the most knowledgeable advice and achieve the maximum potential and return from each property scheme and transaction.”
RICS Director of ADR Services, Dr John Fletcher, said: “RICS’ Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) is the UK’s leading provider of alternatives to the courts for the resolution of property related disputes.
“We also accredit members to act as expert witnesses to support and inform decisions in litigation and other judicial proceedings. DRS will only appoint professionals as expert witnesses when we are satisfied they are highly proficient in terms of their subject matter expertise and ability to discharge the role to a very high level.
“Sam’s appointment to the President’s panel was made following a rigorous interview process. His market knowledge is first rate, and his appointment will ensure DRS will continue to deliver a superb, high quality, service to the property industry.”
Bruton Knowles has 13 offices across the UK and helps property owners, occupiers, developers and investors to achieve more from their land and property.
RICS is a global professional body, which promotes and enforces the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.