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GVA adds to Retail, Hotels and Leisure team

GVA has appointed Jonathan Essex as a Director in its Retail, Hotels and Leisure team. Essex’s appointment further strengthens the team’s lease advisory offer, particularly in the licensed and leisure sector.

Essex brings more than 15 years of experience, most recently at Colliers where he has been a Director in the Licensed & Leisure department, leading the lease advisory team in the south, since 2012. Prior to this, he worked at BNP Paribas Real Estate in its retail and leisure lease advisory team. In addition, Essex sits on the RICS Chairman’s panel of Independent Experts, regularly acting as a third party and expert witness on various rent review disputes.
Gavin Brent, National Head of Retail, Hotels and Leisure, says: "Jonathan joins us at an exciting time as the leisure market continues to evolve and the needs of occupiers shift accordingly. He brings an impressive track record, particularly in the leisure sector, and we look forward to working with him to benefit from this expertise and continue building on our successes to date.”

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