Andrew Soane, a property development graduate from the University of Portsmouth, has joined Vail Williams from Rushmoor Borough Council in Hampshire where he has spent the past four years.
During his time at Rushmoor, he was involved in the local authority’s property portfolio, undertaking estate management, lettings and lease renewals and brings with him a wide range of experience working on office, retail and industrial properties.
Geoff Fallon, Vail Williams’ regional managing partner for Surrey, commented: “We’re pleased to welcome the support of Andrew, who will be assisting our busy valuation team in Surrey. His experience working on varied caseloads on behalf of the council’s property portfolio will be very helpful indeed.”
Soane joins Vail Williams’ property valuation team in Surrey which, following the firm’s relocation to Woking from Guildford a year ago, has grown to a team of over 16 people.
Soane commented: “Vail Williams is well-known for its regional expertise in Surrey but is a rare breed in the market in the sense that it provides the full spectrum of property advice.
“ So, the prospect of being able to work on all manner of projects, including residential developments and offices, to industrial, retail and leisure, was an attractive one, which, together with the firm’s support for my training ambitions, made it an exciting opportunity for me.”