Building consultant

Naismiths welcomes new director

The national firm of surveyors, Naismiths, has appointed Kevin Marshall as director of building consultancy, as part of a strategic expansion.

It is ramping up its expert witness and dispute resolution capability in response to the rapid growth of the UK’s distressed property market.

Kevin is a chartered building surveyor and a former board member at Rendall & Rittner and has experience in residential block and commercial property management, and has regularly served as an expert witness in both the residential and commercial sectors.

He will be working closely with fellow director at Naismiths, Adrian Aston, to spearhead the expert witness and dispute resolution team.

Gareth Belsham, head of building consultancy at Naismiths, commented: “These are challenging times for the UK property sector and, as an industry, we are being tested like never before.

“Both developers and lenders are being understandably cautious, but the rapid growth of the distressed end of the market is offering new opportunities.

“Kevin’s pedigree and industry contacts are second to none, and we’re delighted to welcome him [on board].”

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