Savills has appointed experienced social housing valuer Giles Sutcliffe to its Affordable Housing Consultancy.
Sutcliffe joins the consultancy’s housing valuations team as director, and brings almost three decades’ experience in affordable housing valuations.
He will lead on delivering valuations across housing portfolios, new developments, land opportunities and Section 106 planning agreements.
As an RICS registered valuer since the 1990s, his career has seen him valuing affordable housing projects for Chesterton across the North West, before joining Cluttons in London, where he spent almost 20 years valuing properties and projects across the South East.
Catherine Wilson, director, leading the Savills Affordable Housing Valuation team, said: “With an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the affordable housing sector and a wealth of experience in valuations, Giles will play a key role in the service we provide to clients. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team.”
With a professional and personal passion for access to decent and affordable homes, Giles has also been part of a team dedicated to raising money for various charities including those tackling homelessness.
He will now lead on housing valuations for the consultancy, working with Savills clients across the UK, including housing associations, local authorities, charities and landowners.
Sutcliffe said: “It’s no secret that we need more affordable homes in the UK, whether for shared ownership or general needs, and I’m proud to be a part of valuing and progressing those projects and developments.
“Joining the team at a time when inflation and interest rates are causing rising costs for the affordable housing sector will raise challenges, but I’m excited to bring my years of valuation experience to the Savills team and to continue to provide an excellent and knowledgeable service to our clients.”
Main image: Giles Sutcliffe, director of housing valuations, Savills Affordable Housing Consultancy
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