Reading: Vail Williams appoints regional facilities manager

Property consultancy Vail Williams LLP has appointed a regional facilities manager to join the firm’s property asset management team based in Reading.

Rob Pabst joins the property firm from CBRE where he spent the past 13 years managing property portfolios in the mobile telecommunications, automotive and property sectors. He brings with him over 22 years’ experience in facilities management.

Initially working from home amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Pabst will be responsible for a portfolio of multi-let, mixed use, commercial properties managed by Vail Williams around the M4 and M40 corridors, including in Reading and Bristol, as well as Birmingham.

Speaking of the appointment, Alexandra Finlayson, lead property asset management partner at Vail Williams, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Rob to the team as we continue to grow our asset management portfolios across the UK. Now, more than ever, our landlords and investor clients need our asset management support and Rob’s arrival will certainly strengthen our ability to do so north of the Thames Valley region.”

The Reading-based property consultancy manages over 900 commercial premises across the UK for clients including Molson Coors Brewers UK, University of Southampton Science Park, Salmon Trust and Woking Borough Council.

“Rob’s experience working with clients like Royal Bank of Scotland, Vodafone and Knight Frank was ideal, giving him an understanding of the role of facilities management from the perspectives of occupiers, landlords and managing agents, something which will enable us to offer the best possible customer service for clients,” added Finlayson.