The specialist property agent is set to open a regional office at One Crown Square in Woking in November 2018.
The Surrey office will be the company’s sixth specialist region joining the others covering London, Gatwick, Thames Valley, Solent and Birmingham. Whilst Vail Williams already has strong established working relationships with a large number of clients within the Surrey region, the new office will focus on expanding their reach even further.
The multidisciplinary team of Valuation, Planning and Lease Advisory experts currently based at Vail Williams’ Guildford office will move to the Woking premises, and will be expanded immediately with a Business Space, Investment and Development Team. The new office will open with a team of 15 surveyors.
Following Vail Williams’ recent merger with Solent-based property agent Hughes Ellard, the expansion within Surrey signals a new era of growth for the firm with plans to expand the existing team through both internal relocations and new recruitment.
Kevin Cook, Partner & Executive Board member at Vail Williams, said: “It is an exciting time at Vail Williams as we put into action our ambitious plans to grow our business in line with our business plan. Expanding our presence and reach in this important region will allow us to build upon the foundations and success we have achieved over the last 30 years.
“We are already working with an increasing number of clients within the Surrey region, and this move was a logical step to increase our presence and service offer to benefit our clients.
“The new office is larger and more suited to our growth plans, which includes a recruitment drive to enable us to build upon the full-service property expertise we offer to clients.
“All of our current clients working with our Guildford team will continue to receive the same first-class service as always, and they will soon benefit from the improved facilities which will be on offer at our new Woking office.”
Geoff Fallon, a Partner in the Occupier Advisory team, will lead the new operation as Regional Managing Partner and Ashley Bell, Partner in the Valuation team, will take on the role of Business Development Manager.
Simon Perkins, CEO of McKay Securities PLC which owns and manages One Crown Square, said: “Vail Williams is one of the highest regarded property advisors in the South East. Their move to One Crown Square is therefore a particularly welcome endorsement of the substantial improvements we have made to the building and recognition of the pride we take in the direct management of our buildings as a locally based landlord.
“One Crown Square now provides the best value, high quality workspace in central Woking on flexible terms for local and regional businesses, and we look forward to working with Vail Williams as their new office goes from strength to strength.”