The Lincoln office of national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted new graduate James Straw to surveyor in its valuation team.
James, who studied at Loughborough University, joined LSH in June 2015 and took a Masters in Real Estate at Sheffield Hallam University on a part-time basis over two years.
Whilst studying for his Masters, James also completed the necessary practical training, exam and interview leading to entry as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
James will be primarily based within the valuation department but also has experience of agency, lease advisory and planning and development work.
Commenting on his new role, James said: “It has been hard work managing my time between my Master’s course, professional competence qualification and day-to-day role, so I am delighted to achieve the RICS qualification.
“I am looking forward to working within the Lincoln valuation department, which has grown significantly over the last 12 months. We see great potential for future growth.”
James will work alongside Lincoln valuation director Arthur Hartshorne in developing the valuation department further.
Arthur said: “James deserves this promotion after two years’ hard work, balancing his day job with university and RICS APC work.
“James will, I am sure, rise to the new challenges that now face him and continue to deliver dedication and professionalism to his clients and colleagues.
“The team has helped and supported him over the time he has been with the firm, giving him the opportunity to develop the skills, experience and knowledge he needed to progress his career.
“All the directors recognise that developing and retaining our employees plays a key role in providing clients with a high level of service and James is integral to this.”