Cluttons boosts lease advisory offer with new hire

LONDON 2 SEPT 2019 – Cluttons, the property consultancy, has appointed Chris Jakes as head of lease advisory and compulsory purchase to further boost its offer in this area.

Previously at CBRE and Kinney Green, Chris is a RICS Registered valuer who brings a wealth of experience in advising both landlord and tenants on rent review and lease renewal negotiations across all commercial sectors throughout the UK and will provide clients with a range of lease advisory services.

Chris also has expertise in compulsory purchase and compensation and has advised both acquiring authorities and claimants on major infrastructure and regeneration projects throughout the UK including The Thames Tideway Tunnel Project, Crossrail, HS2 and the Olympic and Legacy CPO. He also has experience of arbitration, The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and ADR having acted as independent valuer at dispute resolution between claimants and acquiring authority on The West Hendon Regeneration CPO.

Commenting on his appointment, John Gravett, head of real estate management at Cluttons said: “Chris has an impressive track record advising major infrastructure projects which complements our existing team. His focus is to drive our lease advisory and compulsory purchase offer, providing dynamic marketing services and strategic advice to clients.”

Chris Jakes commented: “Cluttons has a market-leading infrastructure and telecoms practice with a long-standing client base and a reputation for innovative work around issues such as connectivity. I am looking forward to helping drive growth in this key area of the business.”

Cluttons is the market leader in the telecoms sector, providing specialist advice to the largest mobile operators and fixed-line providers, provide unique insights and understanding of the value of good connectivity across the property sector. In addition, Cluttons is one of the few property consultancies in the UK offering a service aimed at delivering wayleaves and easements on behalf of independent service providers (ISPs), for the connection of fibre to customer premises.

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