Drake & Partners already have one of the most experienced and established commercial property teams in the region and have a long-established reputation on agency, landlord and tenant, investment and other consultancy work. The addition of a new building consultancy arm to the practice will help Drake & Partners offer an even broader range of expertise and will allow the company to offer a complete package on all aspects of commercial property matters.
Jonny is an RICS qualified Chartered Surveyor, with 20 years’ experience of working in construction and building surveying. He started his career at Prestige Developments before moving on to CS2 where he held the positions of Director and Head of Marketing and Business Development for the group.
Jonny is a specialist in all aspects of building surveying and project management roles, including dilapidations, due diligence, contract administration, party wall and neighbourly matters, procurement and expert witness. He has particular experience in development and refurbishment work, as well as being vastly experienced in acting for both landlords and tenants on dilapidations and building defects.
Tom Drake, Partner at Drake & Partners, said:
“The addition of Jonny to set up our new Building Surveying team is a real coup for us. For someone with the experience, reputation and contacts that Jonny has, to want to join our growing firm is testament to our company’s ethos and direction of travel. We have always generated a large amount of building surveying work and this will complement our extensive range of other services. We look forward to introducing Jonny to our wide-ranging client base”.
Jonny Grove said:
“I am really looking forward to the next chapter of my career at Drake & Partners. The opportunity to set up and grow a new Building Consultancy team is a challenge I am absolutely relishing. I have worked successfully with Drake & Partners over many years and look forward to expanding our client relationships, establishing our Building Consultancy offering”.
In addition, Drake & Partners have also added to their growing team with the appointment of Helen Green as their new Office Administrator. Helen has a wealth of administration and PA experience, having previously worked in similar roles at the likes of Oakfield, Grant Thornton and Lambert Smith Hampton. Helen will offer a range of administrative support to the partners and surveyors and will act as the first port of call for many of our clients and applicants.
David Smith, Partner at Drake & Partners, added:
“We are pleased to welcome Helen to Drake & Partners. We have a growing team and range of services that we are able to offer and Helen will play an important role in supporting us and leading our interaction with clients and contacts.”
Drake & Partners can be contacted on 01604 620616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org