New director at South West property firm

Commercial real estate firm Avison Young has appointed of Hollie Ruddle as regional investment director in its Bristol office.

Hollie arrives at the firm with over 20 years of commercial property experience in the South West.

Prior to taking up her new post at Avison Young, she spent time at LSH, Cushman & Wakefield and most recently Clifton Agency.

Her areas of experience focus on the core commercial investment sectors and include student accommodation, hotels, and build-to-rent.

As part of Avison Young’s regional investment team, Hollie will be taking a South West focus, working alongside the firm’s investment, sector and consultancy teams to support the ambitions of both regional and national investment clients.

The appointment is the latest milestone in Avison Young’s accelerated commitment to growing its regional presence across the UK. In the new role, Hollie will be working closely with the Bristol office service lines to create opportunities for investment and development within both the public and private sectors.

The growth of Avison Young’s Bristol office comes as a recent report by the firm revealed that Bristol’s economy is expected to grow by 8.9 per cent over the next five years, significantly outpacing the rest of the UK, driven primarily by the expansion of its knowledge industries, including artificial intelligence and life sciences.

Mark Frampton, principal and managing director of regional investment at Avison Young UK, said:  “We welcome Hollie to the team at a time of significant opportunity. This is a further positive step, as we continue to grow our investment teams across the UK, with a focus now on Leeds and Edinburgh, and complements the recent appointment Chris Ward, investment director in Manchester and Scott Mitchell, director of retail investment, in London.”

Sarah-Jane Osborne, regional managing director for Bristol at Avison Young UK, said:  “We’re very pleased to be bringing Hollie on board in Bristol. It’s an exciting time for our Bristol office, with so much increased investment in the South West. Regional growth is a crucial part of our wider strategy, and Hollie’s appointment will certainly help to support us to continue to deliver real value to our clients.”

Hollie Ruddle, capital markets director at Avison Young UK, said:  “I’m delighted to be joining Avison Young and returning to being based in the South West full-time. With a host of projects already underway, I’m very much looking forward to collaborating with new colleagues and securing opportunities for clients to fulfil their requirements.”

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