Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents has made a senior appointment to drive its strategic growth and provide creative solutions to support high demand for new homes.
Industry expert Brian Ham joins the team as director of public sector consultancy to support the firm in expanding its services to Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Homes England.
His longstanding career in the industry also includes Executive Director of Development at Home Group, Acquisitions Director at Sage Housing and Executive Director at Newcastle City Council. He will also remain as a Director and co-founder of Swallowfield Homes.
Brian said: “It is no great secret that only approximately 200,000 of the 300,000 required new homes are being built per year. There are many challenges and hurdles, especially given the current economic climate, and our aim is to create innovative and effective solutions for Housing Associations, Local Authorities and public bodies including Homes England.
“My role will include supporting clients in accelerating development capabilities to meet this overwhelming need for new housing, while providing guidance which also help to add value to such projects.
“Bradley Hall is a strong regional player with a deep insight into the Northern property market. I look forward to building on the successful foundations which they have created in this specific discipline within the sector.”
Bradley Hall group managing director Neil Hart said: “Brian brings an unrivalled experience to the team and we look forward to him driving forward this area of the business, providing our public sector clients with specialist support.
“We’ve continued to work closely with Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Homes England in recent years and we look forward to strengthening those relationships by adding Brian’s support to our service, while also supporting the delivery of much more quality housing to the North.”
Bradley Hall operates across the North with bases in major cities Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Leeds and Manchester with an established branch network across its busiest towns. Departments include; Commercial Agency, Building Surveying, Residential Agency, Land, Development & New Homes, Property Management, Mortgages and Professional Services to include valuations and lease advisory. Its sister company, BH Planning and Design, provides expert planning support for house builders, commercial developers, land and property owners, investors and Local Authorities.