Josh Levy, associate partner at WHR in Manchester, is leaving the company in December to join Lambert Smith Hampton's office agency team as associate director.
Levy will work alongside associate director Adam Jackson and graduate surveyor Tom Brown. The team has been without a lead since associate director Mark Bamber's departure in April for Knight Frank.
The WHR office agency team is headed up by development advisor Peter Skelton, formerly head of office at LSH, alongside associate partner Tony Howcroft and surveyor Harry Skinner.
Gareth Buckley, partner at WHR, said: "We wish Josh the best of luck in his new venture. In our tenth of year of trading, we are having our most successful year to date and continue to go from strength to strength. We have some exciting expansion plans for the company and will be making a major new announcement on Monday."
Abid Jaffry, head of LSH's Manchester office, said the appointment was "very much a statement of intent".
He said: "We have taken a measured approach as it was imperative that the right candidate had the attributes to complement our fresh and ambitious plans. Josh possesses exactly the kind of experience and aspiration that is a good fit in terms of our current client base as well as our long term goals.
"We have had a strong year and have a significant pipeline of acquisition and disposal deals completing or due to complete before the end of the year. The appointment of Josh will maintain this momentum as we move into 2015 allowing the team to capitalise on further opportunities as the market continues to improve."
In regard to further recruitment, Jaffry said: "Going forward we will monitor the market to ensure that we are pro-active and continue to respond to our client's needs and take a measured approach to any further growth in the agency team."
WHR was founded in 2004 by former LSH directors Gareth Buckley, Mike Rooney, Mark Williams and Mike Hawkins. Hawkins left in 2013 to join Colliers International.