January 2021 - Costar
Thames Valley Specialist Has Promoted Duo After Major Contribution During Pandemic.
Thames Valley advisory specialist Campbell Gordon has promoted Jake Booth and Rob Marson to Directors of the business.
Campbell Gordon was established by Ian Campbell 41 years ago as a Thames Valley specialist. Duncan Campbell and Keith Wise completed an MBO of the business in 2015. The business was a key player in the region’s emergence as a new commercial and tech hub in the lead up to the dotcom boom in the 1990s and the firm remains one of the leading advisers in the region.
Duncan Campbell said in a statement: ‘We are absolutely delighted to announce the promotion of both Jake and Rob to the position of Director at Campbell Gordon. They have been a fundamental part of our success through the uncharted waters of the pandemic, helping clients to both protect and unlock value. There are of course challenges ahead for the market, not least through this new lockdown, but also in the longer term as we gradually exit the constraints of the pandemic.
“However, we believe the opportunities are far more significant. We have seen that the fundamental strength and appeal of the Thames Valley through this period is entirely undiminished, and indeed is now even stronger than before compared to other locations. We are looking forward to being at the heart of the continued long term growth of this hugely exciting and dynamic region.’
Keith Wise said: “The office leasing market has seen some significant difficulties and there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead, but as a team we are confident that we will see a return to a more normal market in the foreseeable future. We are an established and diverse team with the range of skills required to help our clients in the bad times and the good.”
Jake Booth said: ‘The Thames Valley market has changed radically in the last five years, and whilst 2020 was a challenge, the ingredients for a return to rapid growth are all in place and we anticipate significant development and investment opportunities going forwards.”
Rob Marson said: “We see pent up office demand across our region and are confident that will translate into lettings during the course of 2021.”