John Brown, recently made redundant by Knight Frank in Liverpool , has joined local independent practice Roy Backhouse & Co.
Roy Backhouse set up his firm in November 2008 after himself being laid off by GVA, where he was a partner specialising in industrial agency.
Backhouse said his new recruit would work on commercial agency as well as development and investment work. The firm is based at Langtree's Connect Business Village in Sandhills, north Liverpool.Among Backhouse's clients are Spencer Holdings, Charles Topham Group and Ashtenne.
The appointment of Brown would allow the business to grow its office agency offer, Backhouse said.
In its three years trading so far, Backhouse has his business as an active dealmaker on small commercial lettings, being named EGi's most active agent in Merseyside in 2011.