26 February 2016, Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, has strengthened its UK Industrial team with the appointment of Alison Williams as an Associate Partner in the South West.
Alison worked for eight years at Alder King, expanding the firm’s industrial property offering, during which period she achieved the accolade of Deal Maker of the Year from Estates Gazette. Most recently, Alison headed the Commercial agency team at Kavanaghs, enhancing its presence across the region.
Throughout her 20 years in the industry, Alison has worked with a number of public and private sector clients including Baker Tilly, Prudential, Thames Water and Defence Estates, where she was responsible for sale of land declared surplus to the requirements of the Ministry of Defence.
Philip Marshall, Head of the Bath office, Carter Jonas said: “Given the current strength of the property market in the South West, now is an ideal time to expand our Commercial team in the region. As is apparent across much of the UK, occupier demand in the South West is outstripping supply and speculative development is increasing across the region.
“Our hub office in the South West has grown dramatically over the past seven years and we now offer a complete range of services stretching across all property disciplines. Alison’s breadth of experience in the commercial and industrial sectors is a valuable addition to our team and will ensure that we can continue to advise our clients in this increasingly competitive market.”
Alison Williams, Associate Partner, Carter Jonas said: “Over the last few years, even during the economic downturn, the industrial sector proved resilient and in 2016 it is predicted to be an outperforming asset class. Last year we saw a significant increase in transactions, in part driven by changes in the retail landscape, and there are currently a substantial number of industrial occupiers looking to grow their business.
“I look forward to working with, and growing, the existing team in the South West, advising clients and on how best to achieve a property strategy to support business growth.”
Carter Jonas is the only property firm in Bath to provide a complete spectrum of property services under one roof including commercial agency, building surveying, property management, valuation, development, rural and estate management, residential sales and lettings and new homes.