Benjamin Walker MRICS brings top-tier international client expertise
Chartered surveyor and property consultant Cavendish Maxwell has appointed Benjamin Walker MRICS to oversee the operations of the firm’s Project and Building Consultancy team.
Walker joins with a brief to further develop the business line, adding his extensive international experience and knowledge “which will strengthen the capabilities of the team,” said the firm in a statement.
Walker has amassed over 13 years of building surveying and project management experience gained in the UK and New Zealand. Walker moves from heading up the building consultancy department for the New Zealand arm of a global real estate firm.
According to Cavendish Maxwell, Walker was instrumental in providing key advice to top tier international clients on some of the largest acquisitions in both New Zealand and Australia. Walker specialises in technical due diligence, lifecycle costing, condition surveys, dilapidations and project management of alteration and refurbishment projects.
“We are delighted to welcome Ben to our team, who brings with him a wealth of experience and whose skills will be a great asset in our goal of providing the best possible service to our clients,” commented Craig Ross, partner and head of the Project and Building Consultancy department. “It’s an exciting time for Ben to join as we are finding an increasing demand for our core building surveying services both in the local and international market and will therefore look to establish him as a key leader in the team and also the wider building surveying profession in the Middle East as a qualified RICS APC Assessor.”
Expected to work alongside Ross, Walker said he was, “thrilled to have joined a forward thinking and technologically advanced company like Cavendish Maxwell who have gone from strength to strength since being established in 2008.”
He added: “The company has secured some fantastic instructions and been involved with some high-profile projects and I thoroughly look forward to adding value to an already thriving team. Cavendish Maxwell has an excellent reputation in the GCC and I’m excited to be a part of the journey.”