Avison Young hires three new starters in Manchester24 Feb 2021
Bringing a wealth of experience to our business and clients.
Avison Young has made three new senior appointments in its Manchester office with Alistair Greenhalgh joining as director in the hotels team, Demetri Papaioannou as associate in the business rates team and Lauren Verdi Bowker as senior surveyor in the building consultancy team.
Alistair has been working in the property sector for over 20 years, with a range of experience including corporate, regional and high street clients. Part of Alistair’s role will see him providing clients within the hotel industry with advice regarding disposals and acquisitions, as well as lease and management negotiations.
Meanwhile, Demetri joins the business rates team from a previous role as a senior surveyor, with over seven years of commercial property experience. His work will span across a range of sectors including office, industrial, retail and leisure, both in the North West and nationally. His role will include delivering advice to landlords and occupiers in relation to all business rates matters, such as challenging rateable values and business rates relief. This falls in-line with Avison Young’s 2021 top 10 trends, hyperlocal and workplace experience. The trends were recently released as part of a series of city reports, exploring the evolving realities of the UK commercial real estate landscape in the coming year.
Finally, Lauren Verdi Bowker, who has a background in dilapidations, acquisition surveys, contract administration, reinstatement cost assessments and planned maintenance reports, joins as senior surveyor in the building consultancy team and will be working on a variety of projects across the region.
Chris Cheap, managing director and principal of Avison Young Manchester said: “We recently announced 10 new promotions in the Manchester office and it’s brilliant to be able follow this up with the announcement of our three new starters.
“Alistair, Demetri and Lauren bring a wealth of experience to the business and to our clients, which is invaluable. Despite the impact of the pandemic, we continue to ambitiously grow our Manchester based team to offer the range of services that our clients are seeking.”