Market Insight

Vail Williams grows with appointment of property and asset management specialists

September 26, 2017

Property advisers, Vail Williams LLP, has grown its property asset management team with the appointment of two new Associates.

Deborah Campbell and Stephanie Edwards bring with them over 40 years’ experience in the field of property and asset management.

Specialising in property and asset management, service charge and treasury management, lease management, and facilities management, both have joined the 12-strong team, headed by Alexandra Finlayson, as Associates.

Campbell brings with her a wealth of experience from overseeing large institutional property portfolios worth over £1 billion, to the property and asset management of smaller client instructions.

She joins Vail Williams from commercial real estate and investment services firm, CBRE in London, where she spent 5 years as an Associate covering the southern region, acting for a broad range of clients, including local authority pension funds, institutional and private investors.

Edwards has joined from Surrey-based property management specialists Pearce & Company, and brings with her many years of expertise in the management of mixed-use developments acting for varied commercial portfolios containing retail, offices, industrial units and open storage yards.

Alexandra Finlayson, Head of Property Asset Management at Vail Williams, and recent shortlisted entrant at the Business Magazine Women in Business Awards, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Deborah and Stephanie to the team. Their appointments come at a busy time for us, which has seen a raft of new client wins, as well as the expansion of existing work for key clients, including the University of Southampton Science Park (USSP).”

Former winners of the Business Park of the Year award at the South Coast Property Awards, USSP has been advised by Vail Williams for over 25 years, in relation to asset management, treasury management, facilities management, lease review, property valuation and business rates matters.

“As our work with significant property portfolios like USSP continues to grow, it is important that we attract the best talent to help our clients reap the most benefit from their investments – the arrival of Deborah and Stephanie will certainly help us to do so.”

Speaking of her appointment, Campbell commented: “It’s a great pleasure to join Vail Williams. The firm enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market, and is well known for its focus on client service, something which is incredibly important to me. I’m looking forward to working alongside Alexandra, Stephanie and the rest of the team to continue their good work.”

Vail Williams was recently presented with the award for Client Service at the South Coast Property Awards in Southampton (July).

Edwards, who specialises in landlord and tenant, insurance and property asset management matters, added: “I’ve followed the growth of Vail Williams for some time now, so to be part of the firm at this exciting time in their development, is a great opportunity.”

Edwards and Campbell join the firm’s offices in Reading and Southampton respectively.