Bury-based chartered surveyor, Nolan Redshaw, has appointed Jonathan Pickles from rival Petty's as a senior agency surveyor.
Pickles will work on commercial agency alongside director Paul Nolan and associate director Neil Higson. Pickles joined last month after 11 years at Petty's.
Paul Nolan said: "Jonathan is an experienced agent and will strengthen our agency department which is seeing a significant increase in transactions. There is increased positivity in the marketplace and with rents beginning to rise I am hopeful that speculative development will soon flourish again around the M60."
Jonathan Pickles added: "Having dealt with a wide spectrum of property ranging from industrial sites, development land, offices and prime retail throughout east Lancashire over the last decade, I now have the opportunity to expand my skills at Nolan Redshaw. The team is making huge inroads within the market and hopefully I can play a part their on-going success."