Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has added to its growing Midlands retail team with the appointment of senior surveyor George Xydias.
Hired to focus on the West and East Midlands, South Wales, Northampton and parts of Cambridgeshire, Xydias’s arrival completes the three-strong Birmingham-based team headed by the region’s head of retail agency, Richard Jones, and assisted by graduate surveyor Guy Sankey.
A 2004 Reading University graduate, Xydias’s career has seen him hold a number of surveying roles. Most recently he has been working at Pennycuick Collins in Birmingham, where he led the agency team.
He has a proven track record of acquiring and developing a range of successful retail projects across the Midlands for clients that include Deutsche Bank, the Express & Star Pension Fund, Securitas and the Bank of Cyprus.
The expansion of the retail team comes during a period of significant growth for LSH, which earlier this year acquired the ES Group and retail specialists Tushingham Moore.
“I’m really happy to have joined LSH and to be working in a region I know very well,” commented Xydias. “It’s clearly an exciting time for the company, and the expansion of the team reflects what a dynamic and growing sector retail is.
“Whether it’s high street, shopping centre, food and beverage, roadside or neighbourhood property, there is a real demand in the central region for the kind of high quality consultancy that LSH is synonymous with.”
Richard Jones added: “Bringing George into our retail team in the Midlands is an important step for LSH. The company has always been committed to ensuring we have the best talent working with us.
“We’ve recently expanded the retail team and its geographical scope and George will be a major part of the continued growth going forward.”
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