Southampton: Chris Wright joins Vail Williams as associate

Property advisers Vail Williams LLP has appointed valuations expert Chris Wright as associate to its Southampton office.   

Specialising in property valuations, Wright joins Vail Williams from Lambert Smith Hampton, where he was head of valuation for the Solent region.

He brings with him experience in the valuation of residential properties including development and investment portfolio valuations, and is experienced in working across all sectors of commercial property, including offices, industrial, and retail.

In a career spanning more than 10 years, Wright has acted for a number of clients, including: Hampshire Trust Bank, on behalf of Pennyfarthing Homes, to value a proposed development for 145 houses in Fordingbridge; and Coutts, on behalf of Just Develop It, to advise on the valuation of a residential and commercial property portfolio in Portsmouth and the surrounding area.

He commented: “I knew from experience of working with Vail Williams that they enjoyed an enviable reputation in the Solent market. Having recently won an award for client service at the South Coast Property Awards, I was confident that this would be a firm I’d enjoy working for.”

Vail Williams has enjoyed a period of strong growth in the Solent throughout 2017, which has seen the firm act on a number of high-profile projects, including the multi-million-pound industrial and warehouse development at Pioneer Park, Portsmouth.