Lambert Smith Hampton has taken the number of people in its investment team in Manchester to four, after Jonathan Brown joined from running his own practice, Graphene Real Estate.
Brown joined the national capital markets team last week as associate director. Before setting up on his own last summer he worked for several companies, including RBS, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE and Capita.
Investment clients Brown works with regularly include Titanium Real Estate and BMO Real Estate.
At LSH, he will focus on investment in the industrial and office sectors. He will work alongside Scott Gemmell, director, and Lawrence Vaughan, senior surveyor. The team is supported by Wendy Bennett, administrator and PA.
The latest hire follows a few months of change at LSH Manchester, with several departures triggering the revamp of the transactional team.
Matthew Pickersgill, senior surveyor, leads the office agency team along with the assistance of surveyor, Luke Hopkins. Office agents Andrew Gardiner and Josh Levy were made redundant late last year. Guy Jackson heads up the industrial team with the support of Laurence Davies.
Ian Scott remains national head of build-to-rent. The hotels and leisure team consists of Hugh Anderson, Martin Davis and Daniel Whittaker. Nick Mullins, executive director in development and transactions, resigned last year to set up his own business.
Jonathan Brown, associate director, LSH, added: “When Guy [Jackson, industrial agent and head of transactional team] approached me to help drive LSH’s industrial and office investment focus in Manchester, the move was an easy one to make. With young, dynamic and highly motivated teams throughout its Manchester office, I’m extremely excited by the prospect of providing a market leading service to our fantastic clients.
“I hope to the hit ground running, working alongside Scott and Lawrence, to build on our client base in an increasingly buoyant transactional market.”
Meanwhile, today Scarborough International announced the hiring of LSH’s former Leeds head of office advisory, Adam Varley.