People: Avison Young and Holt Commercial

Adrian Griffith

Three of Avison Young’s senior management team based in Birmingham have been promoted to principal.

The new Birmingham principals are part of a 13-strong cohort from across the UK, which joins more than 600 existing principals around the world.

Among the three new principals is Caroline Pooley from the property management team, Claire McHugh of rates management advisory and Adrian Griffith from the offices team.

Carl Potter, managing director of Avison Young’s Birmingham office, said: “As the largest provider of property consultancy services outside London, you would not only expect Avison Young’s offer to be broad and deep, but for us to be home to and developing some of the industry’s best people.

“I’m hugely proud of the diverse range of skills and talent we have in our Birmingham team and beyond, and this is reflected in these very important promotions. In my 35 years’ at Avison Young, I have never been in a position where three such talented people from diverse backgrounds and with such wide skill sets have formed the bedrock of promotion to our highest level.”

Holt Commercial has strengthened its valuation team with the appointment of Andrew Oliver.

The commercial property agency, which has offices in Coventry and Birmingham – covering the wider region, has added the experience of Oliver to its growing valuations team.

Holt’s new addition has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial property valuations largely across the West Midlands including stints at BNP Paribas and, most recently, Towler Shaw Roberts in Wolverhampton.

Oliver will be drawing on his expertise to conduct valuations for banks, SIPPS, pension funds, and property companies together with private valuations.

He said: “It is great to join Holt Commercial as it expands its valuation team.

“I know many of the individuals here from a previous spell in Coventry and also through my wider networks so it has meant settling in has been very easy.

“I will be working with a cross section of businesses and organisations when it comes to commercial property valuations across the region alongside the great team we have here.”