Land development and property consultancy appoint new director
Specialist land development and property consultancy Mather Jamie has announced the promotion of Gary Kirk to director.
Gary was promoted to senior associate director by the Loughborough-based firm of Chartered Surveyors in February 2021 and subsequently joined the management board alongside fellow directors Robert Cole, Andrew Bamber, Alex Reid, Gary Owens, and Amy Biddell.
Having spent a placement year with Mather Jamie during 2008-09, Gary re-joined the company in 2010 having obtained a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management from Harper Adams University College. Gary later became a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2012 and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2013.
Over the last 12 years, Gary has steadily progressed his career and expanded the firm’s client base and his involvement in property transactions and estate management. In recent years he has played an influential role strategically advising clients on the disposal of land to leading housebuilders and property developers that require land to create residential developments ranging in size from sites for two dwellings up to large-scale developments that will deliver hundreds of homes.
Commenting on his promotion, Gary said: “Mather Jamie offers a great environment for young people to learn from experienced and well-respected professionals. My career is evidence of the way the firm supports young professionals and allows them to grow and flourish via their pathway of internal promotion.
“I am really pleased that my long-term commitment to the firm and our clients has been rewarded with promotion to director and that I have been entrusted to help to ensure the future longevity of the firm. I am extremely grateful to my colleagues and clients for their support over the years.”
Mather Jamie Managing Director, Robert Cole, added: “We pride ourselves in offering a director-led service and Gary should be really proud of the way he has progressed his career at the firm. Being a strategic adviser requires patience and supporting talented young people to progress their career within the same firm enables us to build the kind of long-term trusted relationships that ensures our clients achieve their short and long term objectives.”
Over the last month Gary and the team have completed transactions including the sale of land to Jelson Homes, Sheppard Developments, Dandara and Cameron Homes. The firm was also recognised as a 2022 CoStar Awards winner, which honour the very best agents in commercial real estate.