Vail Williams has made two appointments to its property asset management (PAM) team in the Thames Valley.

Faryal Sheikh Talib, who specialises in property asset management and portfolio strategy, has been appointed as associate while senior surveyor Tom Horton has re-joined the property consultancy after a spell with Knight Frank.

Faryal headed the commercial management department at Burley Browne Chartered Surveyors after spells with Bruton Knowles and CBRE, all in the West Midlands.

Mr Horton has, over the past three years, advised a wide-ranging PAM clients, including investment funds, district councils, charities, management companies and private investors.

At Vail Williams he is responsible for managing commercial portfolios across the South East and is experienced in lease advisory and assists with service charge consultancy.

Alex Finlayson, lead partner for PAM, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Faryal and Tom into our asset management team which will embolden our capability in providing data, asset, facilities and treasury management services for clients.

“Faryal’s skills and experience have seen her develop close links with big name clients as well as local authorities, investors and private individuals.

“She is a professional operator who has represented both occupiers and landlords in terms of managing large property portfolios and over the years has worked closely with clients to maximise the value and use of their assets.

“We see Faryal as a perfect fit for our expanding team as continuing demand for PAM services necessitates organic departmental growth.

“Tom is a key member of our team and it is great to welcome him back. He is a first-class surveyor and his brilliant regional knowledge stands him in good stead with our many and varied clients.”

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