Expansion for Vail Williams with latest appointment

Oliver Hockley has joined the transactional team at the South Coast offices of property consultancy Vail Williams as a surveyor.
May 23, 2022
A commercial property surveyor has joined expanding property consultancy Vail Williams on the South Coast.

Oliver Hockley is based in the firm’s South Coast region, working out of the office at the Lakeside North Harbour business campus, Portsmouth.

Having studied a property development degree at the University of Portsmouth, Oliver went to work locally for workspace operator Fasset and property agencies LSH in Southampton and Flude in Portsmouth.

Russell Mogridge, a Partner who leads the Agency team at Vail Williams, said: “Oliver has joined our successful South Coast team, bringing the full complement to nine agency surveyors providing expert advice to our clients from Bournemouth to Chichester.”

The Solent region is home to 42,000 businesses, the port cities of Portsmouth and Southampton and is regarded as the UK gateway to European and global markets.

Vail Williams’ Agency team provides acquisition and disposal Agency services for investors, developers and occupiers, covering offices, industrial and logistics and retail and leisure, together with residential and commercial development and commercial property investment.

Oliver said: “Vail Williams has always had a superb reputation in the marketplace – I have always wanted to join the  award-winning team for that reason.”

Oliver’s remit includes industrial and office agency for business owners, property companies, developers and investors.

Earlier this year the South Coast Agency team was recognised by CoStar, a global leader in commercial real estate information.

Analysis by CoStar ranked Vail Williams as the most active disposal agent for square footage and most active disposal agent for the number of deals made in the 2022 CoStar Annual Agency Awards.

The firm had won the most active disposal agent by square footage in the previous two years and most active disposal agent by number of deals in 2020 as well.

CoStar’s accolades came as Vail Williams reported record-breaking revenues of £16.86 million for 2020-21.

The firm prides itself for achieving Investors In People Gold, reflecting its core values –  Lead, Listen, Care & Innovate.