Photo left to right: Patrick Downes, Managing Partner; Lance Turner, Associate; Ian Pitt, Partner Birmingham office.
Bruton Knowles which has offices in Birmingham, Nottingham and Gloucester, as well as ten other offices around the UK, has appointed associate Lance Turner to head up the new operation.
Lance has 35 years’ experience in the commercial property industry, both as a developer and property consultant. He joins Bruton Knowles from Harris Lamb, where he worked for 18 years.
Prior to Harris Lamb, Lance set up the commercial department at Timothy Lea & Griffiths in Evesham and held roles at GVA in Birmingham and Strutt & Parker in Canterbury.
More recently, Lance advised Mucklow plc on the development of Apex Park at J6 of the M5, which is let to Bosch and Jelf Insurance, and acted on behalf of Kays on the disposal of the former Moses Works and the large former distribution depot in St Johns to Barratt and Persimmon Homes.
Ian Pitt, partner and head of Bruton Knowles’ Birmingham office, said: "When it comes to commercial property, Lance is 'Mr Worcester'.
"His market knowledge, network of contacts and agency experience will be a major benefit to the firm as we look to grow the business in the city.
"For the Birmingham office, this is an opportunity to have a greater agency and development presence in Worcester while strengthening our multi-disciplinary services with the new business opportunities that this will create."
Lance said: “With the anticipated expansion of Worcester and the proposed new commercial developments, coupled with the recent mergers of other surveying practices in the city, there is great potential for Bruton Knowles to serve the city and wider Worcestershire county.”