A firm of Chartered Surveyors in Bristol has made two new strategic hires to support its ambitious growth strategy.
ETP, which has operated across the South West for the last 140 years, has appointed new director, Nathan Clark and graduate surveyor, Cameron Brown to develop and grow the company’s commercial real estate agency department.
With more than 20 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor, Nathan will take overall responsibility for ETP’s commercial real estate agency department, dealing with market analysis, disposals, acquisitions, estate rationalisation and asset management.
Previously an associate director at Alder King and an asset manager at London & Cambridge Properties, Nathan has advised clients from private individuals to large corporations and public bodies. He is also an accredited RICS registered valuer.
He said: “This is an exciting time to join ETP. As lockdown restrictions ease, we are witnessing increased activity in the market with businesses re-evaluating their commercial property requirements.
“The next six to 12 months will be critical as consumer confidence is re-established. We are experiencing a lot of activity in the lower end of the market across all sectors as start-ups take advantage of new market conditions. It remains to be seen how much surplus ‘grey space’ comes forward in the office and retail markets. Undoubtedly, post-pandemic demand will present many new opportunities.”
Cameron Brown joined ETP in April after six years at Andrews Property Group where he worked as a sales negotiator and assistant branch manager. He has recently completed a Master’s in Real Estate Management at UWE and is working towards becoming RICS qualified.
His role at ETP will focus on commercial agency and valuation, supporting Nathan to grow the agency business.
Cameron added: “I’m delighted to be starting my new career in property at ETP at such a crucial moment for the industry. Whenever there’s been a shake-up of the market, it creates a real opportunity for surveyors like us to advise businesses and illustrate how different types of property interact. I’ll be watching with interest to see how the pandemic continues to affect the market over the next 12 months.”
ETP was recently taken over by Alastair Kimpton and Edward Le Masurier, chartered surveyors with more than 30 years’ experience between them.
Co-owner Alastair commented: “ETP has a long history advising businesses in the South West and since Ed and I took over the reins last year, we’ve been growing both our team and our offer. Nathan and Cameron bring a range of different experiences to the table and we’re delighted to have them on board for the next phase of our journey.”
As well as commercial agency, ETP’s other core services include valuation, lease advisory, building consultancy and development consultancy.