Property consultancy Knight Frank in Cardiff has appointed Owen Griffiths as senior associate in its Valuation & Advisory division.
He joins from Lambert Smith Hampton where he led its Cardiff Valuation team.
Richard Walters, head of Knight Frank’s Valuation & Advisory team in Cardiff said: “We targeted Owen as a key player in the South Wales commercial property market who can help take our valuations service on to a new level. As well as his expertise in working with property companies and financial institutions we see a role for Owen in strengthening our capabilities in the bank lending market and providing further depth of knowledge for owner/occupier valuations.”
Owen, 40, said: “This is a great opportunity and I am delighted to be joining such a well-respected team, and being part of Knight Frank’s partnership approach and team ethos.”
Richard Walters added: “Our Valuation & Advisory service is one of Knight Frank’s core teams across the globe and this appointment is an important strategic step to help meet the potential we believe exists in Cardiff and South Wales.”
Knight Frank’s property valuation & advisory experts provide consultancy for year-end accounts, unit pricing, sales and acquisitions, flotations, securitisations, mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts and secured lending. Knight Frank is the second largest contributor to the Investment Property Databank, which provides the benchmark market performance data widely used throughout the property investment industry.
Each year, Knight Frank values over £54 billion and 240 million sq ft of UK property, and signs off £390 billion of valuations.