The Cheshire property consultancy has appointed Will Rees as director for residential development.
Rees has 25 years’ experience working in residential development consultancy, advising corporate, public and private sector clients on development land sales, valuation, consultancy and dispute resolution.
For the past 11 years, he has run Rees Straw, a niche consultancy operating across the region, alongside Tony Straw. Rees is the current chair of the Chester Association of Property Professionals.
His appointment to handle residential development work at Legat Owen follows the sudden passing late last year of Stephen Wade, a key figure at the business for more than 25 years.
Legat Owen’s residential development arm represents clients including Wellcome Trust, Glyndwr University, the Canal & Rivers Trust, Cheshire West & Chester Council and Denbighshire County Council.
Peter Johnston, director at Legat Owen, said: “Will is both well known and well respected and we look forward to welcoming him into the Legat Owen family.
“His appointment is a fitting tribute to our much-loved colleague, Stephen, who had previously spoken to Will about the prospect of joining the Legat Owen team and his appointment is an appropriate legacy to Stephen.”
Rees added: “I had huge respect for Stephen and the work that he has done and am only sorry I won’t be able to work alongside him. I have known the Legat Owen team for many years and am very pleased to be joining the company.”