Bond Wolfe Auctions recruits experienced land and development specialist

(left to right): Gurpreet Bassi, Colin Totney and Ian Tudor of Bond Wolfe Auctions

Bond Wolfe Auctions has recruited one of the most experienced land and development surveyors in the Midlands as its business continues to thrive within six months of launching earlier this year.

Colin Totney has joined the Birmingham-based business as land and development surveyor after nearly 40 years of experience in the industry.

Bond Wolfe Auctions was launched in January by chief executive Gurpreet Bassi and managing director Ian Tudor, who were formerly the heads of residential and commercial auctions at the Bigwood auctions business.

Mr Bassi said: “We’re thrilled to have persuaded Colin to join the team here at Bond Wolfe Auctions.

“It is a great appointment as Colin has a wealth of knowledge, valuing and advising in respect of land and development opportunities throughout the UK, with around 40 years of experience in the sector.

“He is both a chartered surveyor and a chartered town planner, and we are now the only auction business in the Midlands that employs a dedicated and qualified specialist to look after land and developments.”

Mr Tudor added: “Colin has an impeccable reputation in the Midlands business sector and will bring so much experience to Bond Wolfe Auctions.

“He has previously acted for thousands of private landowners, national house builders, various NHS trusts, local authorities, West Midlands Fire Service, the Canal & River Trust and many other clients, advising on disposals, planning and development appraisals.”

Mr Totney said: “I’m delighted to be joining Bond Wolfe Auctions and I am looking forward to being part of such an exciting and growing business that has already cemented itself as the leading auctioneer in Birmingham.”

Bond Wolfe Auctions is based in Colmore Row, Birmingham from where a team that already numbers 17 staff members with over 300 years of combined expertise service their clients including businesses, housing associations, banks, receivers and property investors.

In the first two auctions of the year they offered 230 lots with an average success rate of 87% and raised just under £30 million, making it Birmingham’s leading auctioneer in 2019.