Member News 11th May 2016
Specialist property advisors Walton Healthcare Property Consultants Ltd have expanded with the appointment of Craig Maxwell as Director. The appointment is in response to a growing demand from clients in the services they provide.
Craig is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer with 16 years’ experience in all the main property sectors for a wide range of purposes including Rating, loan security valuations, development appraisals, acquisitions and disposals.
Craig joins Walton HPC from the Asset Management team of West Dunbartonshire Council where for 4 years he managed a substantial number of Council owned property assets and was also responsible for the day to day management of the Clydebank Property Company. Previously, Craig worked in the UK property market for established firms including James Barr (now part of GVA Bilfinger) and Cushman & Wakefield; specialising in Brokerage, Valuation and Professional Services.
Commenting, Gary Walton, Director of Walton HPC, said:
“I am delighted to bring Craig on board. Given his wealth of experience, he is able to hit the ground running and he is already undertaking instructions for RBS on a number of pharmacy valuations together with the valuation of 50+ care facilities on behalf of a large organisation.
We also have a number of care home disposals ongoing at the moment with several more instructions pending. With Craig’s brokerage experience, we are in a good place to continue to give our clients’ the best of advice and service in this area.
We have recently invested in a new website www.waltonhpc.com and we also have set up a subsidiary company specialising in business rates appeals for occupier clients in the commercial property market; www.businessratesadvice.com. This has been in response to the demand from clients following the significant reductions we have managed to obtain for a number of them over the last 6 years,.
Both Craig and I have over 18 years’ experience specialising in Rating. We intend to grow this area of the business as we gear up for the forthcoming Revaluation in 2017, where every commercial property in UK will be re-assessed for non-domestic rates where all occupiers will have a fresh right of appeal on their Rateable Value’