Property management specialist joins Kirkby Diamond
Experienced property management specialist Lisa Stutely has been appointed by commercial property consultancy Kirkby Diamond as it continues to grow its presence in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and north London.
Stutely has joined as director to lead the property management team, based at the company’s Milton Keynes headquarters. The move marks the latest phase of Kirkby Diamond’s growth, with a renewed focus on property and asset management.
It recently expanded its area of operation with the appointment of both Paul Gallagher and Paul Carver to spearhead a drive into the Hertfordshire and north London market. It also acquired property and asset management specialists Granby Martin in 2020.
Stutely's property management career started client-side at Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation (LGCHF) as a property management surveyor, managing a mixed-use portfolio of commercial and residential properties including landlord and tenant issues, negotiation of lease renewals, rent reviews and new lettings, day-to-day management and service charges. She was with LGCHF for 11 years.
In 2013, LGCHF outsourced the property management function and she moved across to Rapleys as a surveyor. In 2014, she was promoted to senior surveyor and took on additional commercial clients. In 2017, Stutely was promoted to senior associate.
Stutely says: “I’m really pleased to be leading the property management team, bringing together colleagues from Granby Martin and Kirkby Diamond under one banner to provide a streamlined property management department.
“These are exciting times for Kirkby Diamond as the company continues to appoint highly experienced operators to help deliver its ambitious growth strategy. I’m looking forward to playing an important role as we work to expand our presence in the property and asset management sector.”
Luke Tillison, partner and head of commercial agency in Milton Keynes, says: “It’s great to have Lisa on board and her experience in property and asset management will be invaluable as we grow our presence in the sector.”
Kirkby Diamond is a full service firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants. The company, with offices in Milton Keynes, Luton and Bedford, works with local and national clients to offer a total solution to their surveying and commercial agency needs.