LONDON, 17 September 2019 - Cluttons, the property consultancy, is building its outer London agency focus with the appointment of two senior hires. Peter Freeman and Natasha Ryan both join from Altus Group and bring expertise in the office and industrial sectors. They will focus on developing Cluttons’ business in the Thames Valley and M4 Corridor, a core component of its ambitious growth strategy.
Peter has almost three decades of experience in business agency, mainly in the Heathrow and Thames Valley, and has worked for funds, property companies and financial institutions with clients including L&G, Blackrock, RLAM, Aberdeen Standard as well as occupiers such as Allport Cargo, Pioneer and Berry BMW. With a reputation as a strong dealmaker, he is also the Chairman of the influential Industrial Agents Society which represents the interests of the sector across the UK.
Natasha, a Chartered Surveyor, deals with both acquisitions and disposals in the office and industrial sectors and specialises in the M25 West market, with clients including Columbia Threadneedle, LaSalle and IPIF (L&G). Both Natasha and Peter will operate out of Cluttons’ Reading office.
Commenting on the appointments, James Gray, managing partner of Cluttons said:
“Peter and Natasha’s appointments mean that we can offer enhanced occupational advice to our existing and new clients. We are looking to capitalise on the M4 corridor between Hammersmith and Newbury, building on the work already undertaken by our Reading and London offices. This expansion is a key element of our overall growth plans.”
Peter Freeman, partner, said: “Cluttons is a very well-respected and established brand and known for providing clients with excellent advice. The industrials sector is particularly strong now and I am looking forward to joining the team and establishing the business as the go to expert in the region.”
Natasha Ryan, associate partner, commented: “I am looking forward to using my office and industrials expertise to help Cluttons’ grow this important market. It is great to be part of a business with a clear strategy and focus on growth.”
Cluttons’ commercial agency experts have a long track record of advising clients on acquisitions and disposals. The team advises public, private and charity sector clients on the development potential of their property portfolios and the investment management team helps clients identify assets for acquisition or sale, with a view to maximising returns.