Building surveyor headhunted

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A BUILDING consultancy specialist has joined an expanding commercial property agency in Fareham.

Mark Patel is senior building surveyor at Hughes Ellard, having joined the long-established independent from CBRE in Southampton after 18 months.

He specialises in commercial building surveying and project management, operating for owners, occupiers and investors throughout southern England and the rest of the UK.

Gary Jeffries, the managing director of Hughes Ellard, which has i18 staff at its head office at Cams Hall business park, said: ‘We headhunted Mark because of his impressive track record in delivering for commercial property clients as a building surveyor.

‘He is a valuable addition to our expanding operations.’

Mark, 41, began his career as a conservation mason.