Trinity House appoints Honorary Surveyor

The Corporation of Trinity House has appointed David King, Chairman of Property and Asset Management at CBRE, as its Honorary Surveyor.

Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales and the Channel Islands. It is also the largest endowed maritime charity in the UK.

The role of Honorary Surveyor involves providing strategic advice on the charity’s investment commercial and residential real estate portfolio. In addition to its maritime assets, the Corporation of Trinity House owns a listed estate of predominantly residential buildings in London SE1. The income from the estate is used for charitable purposes, including the funding of 18 alms houses for retired and needy seafarers.

Commander Graham Hockley commented: “The Corporation of Trinity House is most grateful that Mr King has offered to assist the Trinity House Maritime Charity with his considerable property expertise and deep knowledge of our estate. Our property portfolio is critical to our ability to fund our commitments to further the safety, training and education of mariners in the UK and we are delighted to welcome him to the team as our Honorary Surveyor.”

David King, Property and Asset Management, CBRE, added: “I am delighted to continue my long association with the Corporation. I hope my experience in the property industry can be put to good use in ensuring the Corporation is able to continue supporting a wide range of maritime charities and its work in providing aids for navigation to assist the safe passage of a huge variety of vessels through some of the busiest sea-lanes in the world.”