People Moves: Seven new hires bolster Knight Frank’s Project & Building Consultancy team
Press Release - Knight Frank, the global property consultancy, has expanded its Project & Building Consultancy team with seven new appointments.
Callum Shooter joins the team as an Associate Director, bringing almost ten years of experience in real estate consultancy. Working with private clients, including asset management firms and investors, as well as public sector clients such as National Grid, Network Rail and the NHS, Callum is an established and expert technical consultant whose previous senior roles at Gleeds and BNP Paribas Real Estate saw him regularly conduct building reinstatement cost assessments, due diligence, tenant approvals, project management and development monitoring.
Alongside Callum, Omar Blake joins Knight Frank as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. He joins from Enfield Council, where he spent seven years in mechanical engineering following previous roles in facilities compliance and property management. With a Bachelor of Engineering from London South Bank University, Omar brings extensive technical expertise to Knight Frank, as well as a wealth of public and private sector experience in construction and project management.
Both Callum and Omar will work closely with Charles Ingram Evans, Head of Project & Building Consultancy at Knight Frank, as the team expands the breadth of its expertise and builds on its existing capacity to advise clients on the whole-life cycle of development and refurbishment projects. Callum and Omar's technical experience and deep sector knowledge will assist landlords, developers and investors at each stage of complex projects, from pre-acquisition due diligence through to the execution of value-add strategies and disposal.
Callum and Omar will be joined at Knight Frank by five additional new appointments, each of whom comes to Knight Frank through the firm's celebrated graduate programme. Jack Bishop, Paul Donnelly, Xamar Viana, Edward Bascombe and Tom Tombs are all currently final year students studying for a BSc in Building Surveying from top universities across the country and will start at Knight Frank in September 2022. Alongside their academic qualifications, each brings unique extra-curricular and work experience to Knight Frank which will prove invaluable as they support the team in advising clients on a range of construction, project and sustainability issues.
Charles Ingram Evans, Head of Project & Building Consultancy, commented:
"I am excited to welcome Callum and Omar to the team, and thrilled that they have chosen to join Knight Frank to develop their careers. Their ambition aligns with our growth aspirations and their appointments further strengthen our capacity to serve the full range of our clients' needs. The arrival of our new intake of graduates also underlines our commitment to organic growth while supporting and generating career opportunities within the sector."