Chartered surveyors, DM Hall, has appointed Lucy McKnight, a commercial property valuation surveyor with ten years’ professional experience, as a consultant. She will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh office as part of DM Hall’s East commercial department.
An honours graduate in geography of the University of Glasgow, she holds an MSc in Urban Real Estate Management from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2010. Subsequently, she worked in Edinburgh and London with a number of leading professional firms including GVA Grimley, EA Shaw before it was taken over by CBRE and DTZ.
Before re-locating from London to Edinburgh in early 2018, Lucy was Associate Director, Valuation Advisory, at Colliers International, responsible for providing quarterly and annual valuations for a number of funds together with one-off instructions for loan security, portfolio acquisitions and asset valuations.
In addition, she was the lead contact in providing regular valuations to various UK property funds, two of which were valued at approximately £500m each and included the main property sectors as well as hotels, leisure and student accommodation covering all UK regions.
She said: “I am very pleased to have joined DM Hall in Edinburgh as a consultant and expect to contribute my extensive experience in property valuation to the firm’s offering to clients.
“On a personal and business level, I look forward greatly to assisting our clients with high quality guidance, backed by extensive research, expertise and experience”, she said.
Michael Court, Head of DM Hall’s East commercial department, said: “We are exceptionally pleased to have secured the services of a consummate professional such as Lucy and expect her to enhance substantially the offering of our East commercial property team as well as that of DM Hall as a whole.
“We believe that Lucy’s high level experience in providing commercial property valuation advice to a range of clients throughout the UK will be in high demand from both existing and prospective DM Hall clients.”