Property consultant and Thames Tap partner Vail Williams has announced three promotions.

David Dunwoody, who joined the firm in 2017 and who specialises in property valuation, has been promoted to associate from senior surveyor.

In his new role, he will continue to work on the firm’s relationships with challenger and private banks.

He said: “It is great to be rewarded for my hard work and it gives me the gravitas and recognition to continue to work to the next level, whilst reinforcing confidence in my role.

“This next step will see me develop and grow further with Vail Williams, as they continue to invest in my career and professional development.”

Toby Yates, a senior surveyor in the firm’s property investment team, has also been promoted to associate.

Mr Yates joined the firm in 2012 and works with local authorities, property companies and private equity firms on the acquisition and disposal of commercial property.

His recent work includes advising Cairngorm Capital LLP on the sale and leaseback of a 28,000 sq ft industrial premises in Eastbourne.

He said: “I’m pleased to be taking greater responsibility and my promotion recognises the valuable role I play.

“I am looking forward to enjoying a more central role in the investment team, working more with our regional offices, whilst assisting others to progress within the company too.”

And Hugo Langlois has been promoted to a level three surveyor for his work on advising on the acquisition and disposal of commercial property across London and the south east. 

All three will continue to be London-based.

James Lacey, Vail Williams’ regional managing partner for London, said: “It is unusual for us to make promotions mid-year, but the work that David, Toby and Hugo have been doing here in London has been so exceptional, that it is absolutely the right thing to do.

“As part of our ‘recognising talent’ programme we proactively look at career paths and work with our teams to keep progression at the forefront of our growth strategy.

“Together with our cultural values and agile approach to working, this helps us to become the employer of choice – attracting and retaining the very best talent in the sector, for the benefit of our clients.”

* Image (l-r): Toby Yates, Hugo Langlois and David Dunwoody.

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