Midlands-based chartered surveyors Johnson Fellows has announced that James Merrick has become an equity partner in the ambitious company.
James joins existing equity partners Nick Wint, Andrew Rowson and Neil Wetherell at the property specialists based in Newhall Street, Birmingham.
James who, along with Nick Wint, leads the professional services team, said: “This is a really exciting time for Johnson Fellows and I am very proud to become an equity partner in the company.
“There’s no doubt that we have put together a great team here at Johnson Fellows. Our clients enjoy professional property advice and support of the highest standards and we now have an exciting new brand to take us into the next phase of our development.
“We have recently been buoyed by winning important new contracts with some major household names and we have recruited key individuals who are helping us deliver services at the exceptional levels our clients have come to expect.”
James, aged 35, from Aldridge, joined Johnson Fellows as a graduate in 1999 and has steadily worked his way through the ranks.
A new era for Johnson Fellows began recently when it staged an open day and property advice clinic to celebrate the launch of its new branding and website. The company invited local business people to meet its team and discuss issues ranging from rent reviews, lease renewals, valuations, rating, management, building surveys and other property-related issues. The property clinic could become a regular event.
Johnson Fellows is a commercial retail agency established in 1984, working on acquisition and disposal instructions in England and Wales. The company has assisted in the expansion of retailers from their initial units through to being national multiples.
The practice encompasses several specialist departments and acts for a variety of clients including retailers, investors, developers, financiers and occupiers of commercial property. It specialises in providing professional advice, current market information, guidance through the constantly changing laws and statutes which govern the use of property and, above all, in providing a service which seeks to achieve the optimum commercial outcome for clients. Its team of dedicated surveyors advises many of the UK’s national multiple retailers on a nationwide basis.