KNIGHT Frank has appointed Harry Hawksby to lead its new trading business valuations service in Scotland.
He joins the commercial property consultancy as a partner from JLL, where he spent more than 12 years as national valuation director.
Having also previously held senior roles at GVA and DTZ, Knight Frank said Harry has a broad range of experience in valuing commercial portfolios and operational real estate across the UK, including hotels, golf courses, holiday and leisure parks, and in-land marinas.
The appointment follows the addition of William Rankine as an associate earlier in 2021, who also specialises in trading business property valuations, including the hotels and leisure sectors.
With a remit across Scotland and the north of England, Harry will work with Knight Frank’s London-based national hotels team to provide an ‘enhanced geographical spread’ for the firm’s specialist valuations offering.
John Rae, head of Knight Frank Glasgow, said, “Harry is a great addition to our valuations team, bringing in-depth experience across a range of sectors. He will play an invaluable role in leading our new valuations specialism in Scotland, complementing the skills and expertise in our existing general practice and healthcare valuations team, and connecting with our hotels service across the UK.
“Alternatives are an increasing part of our business and Harry’s appointment will open up a variety of new opportunities for us within this area.”
Karen Callahan, head of hotel valuations at Knight Frank, added, “Harry’s appointment is a significant boost for our valuations footprint across Scotland and the north of England and our growing team is testament to the development in the market for alternatives. Harry brings a wealth of experience to the team, having valued a wide range of hotel and leisure properties, and will support our clients’ needs across the UK.”