Land, property and business consultancy George F. White has hired a new Rural Practice Surveyor in a key appointment for the firm’s Shiptonthorpe office.
Duncan Clarke brings with him over 10 years of rural practice surveying experience. Key areas of expertise include valuation and expert witness work including mortgage and asset portfolio valuations, development appraisals and option and promotional agreements. Clarke has also been heavily involved in negotiating leases, licences easements and wayleaves throughout his career.
Simon Britton, a partner at George F. White, who heads up the Shiptonthorpe office, said: “It’s great to bring Duncan on board – his specialist skill set and experience will prove valuable to the team and add another dimension to our client offering. Duncan has worked with and for both private and public sector organisations and his knowledge as a result of this will be most useful for both new and existing clients.”
Clarke joins the business following roles at Strutt & Parker LLP and Carter Jonas LLP as well as time at large local authorities across Yorkshire where managing the council’s agricultural , property and retail portfolio was a key focus.
Speaking about his new role, Clarke said: “I am very much looking forward to my new position at George F. White. I have heard a lot about the business in the last couple of years and I am really impressed with how far they’ve come and the type of clientele they’re working with. It’s an exciting time to join. My background is largely estate management which is an area George F. White is looking to grow so my experience and addition to the team will hopefully help us attract more estate owners and managers. I hope to not only add something extra to the team but also continue to develop and learn new skills by working on a range of challenging but exciting projects.”