Newcastle-based chartered surveyor and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall has recognised the outstanding performance of Martin Smith by promoting him to partner.
Previously an associate partner, Martin’s responsibilities include taking a lead role in the Newcastle office’s building consultancy department. The team’s services embrace architecture and design, project management, cost consultancy and quantity surveying, health and safety consultancy, environmental consultancy and historic building conservation.
Sanderson Weatherall partner Richard Farr said: “The Newcastle building consultancy department has just completed an excellent year’s trading. The partners regard Martin’s promotion as recognition of the technical expertise, enthusiasm and leadership he has brought to the department and an investment in the practice’s future growth.”
A chartered building surveyor, Martin has in excess of 12 years’ property sector experience and a wide range of expertise in markets such as commercial, offices, industrial, public sector, retail and leisure. His specialisms include dilapidations, contract administration, design and building refurbishment, defect analysis, planned maintenance, pre-acquisition surveys and reinstatement cost assessments.
Commenting on his new status, Martin said: “I’m delighted to have contributed sufficiently to the success of Sanderson Weatherall, and specifically the building consultancy department, since joining the firm 15 months ago. The department posted record results in the financial year just ended and I hope that in my new role I can continue to promote this upward trend.
“I’m lucky to be able to work with some very pleasant and loyal clients and with continuing improvement in business confidence, alongside better availability of finance, we hope to exceed the 2014-15 results in the current 12 months. Indeed, we’ve already secured exciting and prominent instructions for the year ahead, which will stand us in good stead to achieve that target.”
After graduating from Northumbria University in 2002, Martin has worked in the Teesside and London commercial property markets throughout his career, returning to the North East in 2009 and says he is now delighted to be in a position to help develop Sanderson Weatherall’s presence in the region.
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