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Alder King announces six promotions

Leading independent property consultancy Alder King has announced six promotions with effect from 1 September 2015.  Planner Matt Halstead and investment specialist Oli Stretton have been appointed partners while Rebecca Priestley, Lucy Round, Ben St Quintin and Andrew Cullen are all promoted to associate. 

Matt Halstead joined Alder King’s planning team in 2008 and specialises in the coordination of major planning applications, including environmental impact assessments and strategic site promotion.  His appointment as partner recognises the key role he has played in securing high profile planning consents for clients including the University of Bristol and BAE Systems.

Oli Stretton, who joined Alder King as a graduate before qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 2003 becomes a partner in the firm’s investment team.  Oli has over 10 years’ experience in investment agency and is a key member of the team, having made a significant contribution to new business development.  He advises on both investment acquisitions and disposals of commercial property assets for a wide range of clients across the UK.

Oli’s investment colleague Lucy Round is also promoted to associate in recognition of her significant contribution to the team since joining the firm last year.

Ben St Quintin from Alder King’s residential development land team and the current President of the Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce is promoted to associate in recognition of his exceptional performance since joining the firm last year.  Ben has recently advised the City of Bristol College on the complex sale of Brunel House and also advises major private landowners on the residential development of their land holdings.

Rebecca Priestley, who joined Alder King’s property management team in 2011, becomes an associate after assuming increased responsibility for a multi-million pound portfolio of retail, office and industrial properties, including EE’s UK network buildings portfolio of switch and data centres.

Andrew Cullen, who is based in the firm’s Swindon office, also becomes an associate.  An RICS Registered Valuer, Andrew joined Alder King’s professional team in 2005, advising clients on valuation, landlord and tenant and business rates issues.  He has also developed a speciality in financial viability casework for both developers and local authorities across the UK.  His promotion reflects his significant contribution to the firm’s development viability service.

Martyn Jones, Alder King’s senior partner, said: “These individuals, from all disciplines of the business, have worked extremely hard to help deliver what has been a very successful year for the firm and we’re delighted to recognise their contribution with these well-deserved promotions.”

The photo shows from left to right: Andrew Cullen, Lucy Round, senior partner Martyn Jones, Rebecca Priestley, Oli Stretton, Ben St Quintin and Matt Halstead.

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