Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has promoted a pair of North East residential surveyors to partner.
Aberdeen-based Stuart Dunne and Peterhead-based Andrew Sykes are two of nine new partners appointed by Shepherd across its commercial and residential surveying departments.
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Having joined the firm 12 years ago as a university student Dunne qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2008, becoming an associate in 2012 and, following his latest promotion, is now involved in running Shepherd’s Aberdeen residential office. He is involved in a wide range of valuations primarily for residential purposes, including Home Reports for properties being marketed for sale.
Commenting on his promotion, Dunne said: “The firm is experiencing a time of unprecedented growth and it is great to be joining the partnership at this exciting time. Despite the challenges in the local economy, the housing market has performed robustly over the last year and over the coming year we anticipate increased activity across a number of areas of the market.”
Having joined the firm 28 years ago, Sykes became an associate in 2006 and, following his latest promotion, now heads Shepherd’s Peterhead office where he is primarily involved in providing Home Reports for properties being marketed for sale.
Commenting on his promotion, Sykes said: “I’m delighted to be recognised in this way at a time when Peterhead’s housing market faces challenges but continues to remain active across most sectors of the market, from first-time buyers to premium homes. I look forward to serving the needs of home buyers and sellers throughout Peterhead and the north east for many years ahead.”
Commenting on Dunne and Sykes’ promotions, George Brewster, senior partner at Shepherd, said: “Congratulations to Stuart and Andrew, whose well-deserved promotions have been made in recognition of the tremendous contribution both have made to the continuing growth of the partnership.”
In addition, following Shepherd’s recent merger with Hardies Property & Construction Consultants and a realignment of the business, Neil Moir, who headed up Hardies Aberdeen office, also joins the Aberdeen office as a partner.
Moir said “I am delighted to join Shepherd’s residential team and look forward to participating in the further development of the business.”