Knight Frank Newcastle has welcomed two new property professionals to its 50-strong team including a highly experienced, senior valuation specialist and a graduate.
Following the retirement of stalwart Partner, Ranald Harris, Becky Gaughan (nee Thomson) has joined Knight Frank as an Associate in the commercial property valuation and advisory team, alongside Kevin Scully.
Ranald Harris had worked at Knight Frank for 23 years and started his property career ten years before that at Storey Sons & Parker. He is now enjoying time with his family and plans to do some travelling.
Becky brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously worked as an Associate Director in the Healthcare valuation team at Colliers International. She was a lecturer on the Real Estate degree programmes at Northumbria University for 8 years and also did a brief stint as an Associate Director for the UK Valuation professional group at the RICS in London. Becky started her career in commercial property management at UK Land Estates Ltd and has lived and worked in the North East since 2000.
She said: “I am focusing on general commercial valuation in my new role, but will also be working closely with the Knight Frank Healthcare team based in London to develop the Newcastle office’s role in healthcare valuation work.
“I worked predominantly from home in my last role covering all of the UK, and was commuting between Newcastle and London before that, so it’s great to be back in an actual office, and in the North East full time. It really feels like coming home.”
Hannah Ives has joined Knight Frank’s Office Agency team as a graduate and currently working alongside Partner, Patrick Matheson.
After graduating from her MSc at the University of Reading, Hannah spent over two years in Northern California in the USA, at both Colliers International and JLL as an Investment Analyst within the Capital Markets Team, working on acquisitions and disposals of assets over $10m USD.
Office Head and Partner, Peter Bowden, said: “Ranald was incredibly well-respected, not only here at Knight Frank, but industry-wide. He is sorely missed but we are delighted to have been able to recruit Becky who is already producing some great work and creating new opportunities for us.
“Hannah, likewise, has hit the ground running and we are looking forward to an exciting 2019.”