New director for Leeds property consultancy

Well-known property professional, Niall Mackinnon, has joined Leeds-based property consultancy Gent Visick (GV).

Niall joins GV as a director from Cushman & Wakefield, having also previously worked at Avison Young. He plans to grow and develop the Lease Advisory and Asset Management team at GV, whilst capitalising on his 20 years in the Yorkshire real estate market.

Niall said: “There have been a lot of changes in our industry over the last 18 months, and I was keen to join an independent, agile, forward-thinking practice. With sections of the market now witnessing unprecedented rental growth, I see Lease Advisory and Asset Management as an enormous growth area for GV. Our mission is to assist investors in maximising the value of their assets and to guide occupiers in generating occupational cost savings.”

In his new role Niall will provide a host of services to landlords and tenants, as well as wider asset management advice to a broad spectrum of clients.

Director, Garry Howes from GV, said: “Niall is very experienced and well-respected in the property industry and is a superb appointment to take the lead on our Lease Advisory and Asset Management service offering.”

During his senior career, Niall has overseen lease advisory instructions in excess of £80m per year, totalling 9m sq ft of commercial property in Leeds and Yorkshire and has been involved with many notable schemes including Wellington Place, Broad Gate and White Rose Office Park in Leeds.