The Nottingham office of JLL has expanded its Valuation team and appointed John Hartshorne as senior surveyor.
Joining from one of Lidl’s regional estates team, John who lives in Nottingham and completed a Master’s degree in Real Estate at Nottingham Trent University, is happy to be back in a consultancy and advisory role, working alongside JLL’s Valuation director David Findlay and the two associate directors within the team.
“I’m delighted to join JLL,” says John. “I’ve always liked their forward thinking, holistic approach to work and the emphasis they put on achieving ambitions both in and out of work.
“The Valuation team at JLL benefits from both local property company and national corporate work handled by the UK wide team working across its 23 offices, so there’s the opportunity to work with some really high profile clients.”
John added: “My time at Lidl has provided me with a wealth of experience within a fast paced acquisitions team and has allowed me to better understand client side pressures. Valuations is my specialist area, however, and I’m keen to progress my career within this well respected team.”
David Findlay commented: “We are delighted that John could join us to further bolster a team that is already a well-established market leader in the region for the provision of formal valuation work across the commercial, industrial and residential property sectors.
“Loan security valuation work is becoming an increasingly specialist area of the profession with more and more lending institutions utilising their own bespoke reporting procedures, requiring specific third party report input and requiring an ever greater depth of due diligence within the reports undertaken.
“The cost of Professional Indemnity insurance, the potentially highly litigious nature of the work and the inability to obtain broad bank panel acceptance has been a major consideration for many regional and local competing firms, to the benefit of larger ‘specialism-orientated’ property consultancies such as JLL.”