New Equity Partner Joins George F. White

12th August 2016

Land, property and business consultancy George F. White has appointed a new Equity Partner in a huge recruitment move for the firm.

Mike Young (FRICS FIQ) joins the firm with over 21 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor.  During his illustrious career, Mike has developed a specialist range of expertise through the management and development of private and public owned minerals & waste property estates.  This includes associated office, industrial, residential and agricultural property with regard to sustainable business plan objectives and maximising value. Mike’s specialist expertise includes contract negotiation, planning & environmental assessment, strategic site appraisal & evaluation, estate management and compulsory purchase & compensation.

Welcoming Mike to the business as an Equity Partner, Robyn Peat, Managing Partner at George F. White said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mike as a Partner in the business. It’s a great coup to recruit a man of Mike’s niche talent, leadership qualities and industry expertise. His experience, especially in the land and mineral resources field, will strengthen our delivery in this growing service area and enable us to expand our client base in this sector nationally.”

Mike was previously Head of Land & Mineral Resources at Hope Construction Materials where he led a successful development team who provided property, planning, engineering and geological advice throughout the UK.  Prior to this, Mike had a decade of working for Tarmac Limited.

Talking about his new role as a partner in the land, property and business consultancy, Mike said: “My new position is a dual role as Equity Partner and Head of Commercial Property. From a leadership perspective as a Partner, a key focus will be developing the regional strategy. As Head of Northumberland and Borders, I will be working closely with all business teams, to understand their view points and then ensure my leadership style compliments this. I strongly believe George F. White should be the first choice of property consultancy for both employees and clients alike. Our developing culture will deliver our business strategy and in my opinion, this is the best foundation for business growth.

As Head of Commercial Property, I will be focused on business related property including minerals, waste & recycling, industrial & manufacturing, office, retail and distribution & logistics.  I’m looking forward to working closely with our existing commercial property clients while developing new clients in this key area of growth. It’s a great time to join George F. White and I can’t wait to get involved.”

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