Parkinson Property Consultants has hired Neil Higson from Gerald Eve as associate director, taking the number of fee-earners in its Manchester office to four.
Prior to Gerald Eve, Higson was previously associate director at Nolan Redshaw. He specialises in investment acquisitions and disposals.
Alongside Higson’s appointment, Parkinson has promoted Mark Smith to director, after nine years with the company.
Smith will continue his activity in the valuation department in Manchester and is leading the introduction of new client-focused initiatives.
Daniel Crawshaw, head of commercial agency, said: “Neil strengthens and helps to broaden the scope of the business and his arrival is a significant event.
“To be able to secure the services of such a respected investment agent, shows the progress we have made over the last five years.”