Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton has appointed Colette Henshaw from CBRE as associate director of its rating division in Manchester.
Henshaw has moved from London and has worked with an extensive portfolio of corporate clients across office, industrial and retail including Lend Lease, M&G Real Estate, Prêt a Manger and HSBC.
As well as picking up on current work, Henshaw will lead LSH's expansion into new sectors looking at challenging rates assessments in addition to advising on empty rates mitigation for vacant properties. She will also play a role in preparing for the impact of the 2017 Business Rates Revaluation with the potential to make significant savings for both existing and new clients.
LSH said the rating service will continue to complement other expertise within LSH such as agency, building consultancy and property and asset management offering added value as part of a full property services offering to clients.
Abid Jaffry, head of office in Manchester said: "We welcome Colette into our rating team especially with the experience she brings from her impressive London client base. This appointment is part of an ongoing recruitment programme for Manchester and expansion strategy for LSH. Our new recruits are bringing experience, ideas and new opportunities – this is very positive for LSH and our clients."
LSH's Manchester rating team departed for Montagu Evans earlier this year, with Richard Wackett, Paul Surgeon and Kyle Maplesden forming the new Montagu Evans rating offering.
LSH said it was currently interviewing candidates for further senior positions and would be appointing a junior resource in the next week.