Knight Frank Liverpool has recruited John Brown as a surveyor in the agency department from local rival Keppie Massie.
Brown will handle all aspects of commercial agency, with his main focus being the office market. At Keppie Massie he specialised in the out-of-town market.
Knight Frank moved to new offices at UK Land & Property/Pochin's Exchange Flags at the end of 2007 and now employs around 30 staff in the city, three years after opening in Liverpool.
Charles Ardern, partner and head of office at Knight Frank in Liverpool, said: "Our new offices and this type of appointment underlines the strengths of Knight Frank and its operations in the North West and, in particular, Liverpool. The growth of our commercial agency team is a key part of our continued development in the region."