An experienced commercial building surveyor who helped on the construction of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London has joined Principle Estate Management.
James Lucas joins Principle after spending nearly eight years with property consultancies Stace and Ingleton Wood.
Mr Lucas is a proficient computer aided design (CAD) technician who has also previously worked on renovations of one of the royal historic palaces.
Richard Coles, senior building surveyor at Principle, said: “We are delighted to have appointed James who will help us to focus on delivering even more major works projects.
“He impressed us with his strong background in commercial surveying and he will bring several transferrable skills into the residential market for Principle.
“His CAD skills will also allow Principle to produce floor plans for our properties and detailed design drawings for major works, which will help the procurement of new projects further down the line.”
Mr Coles explained that Mr Lucas will join the drone training programme at Principle to ensure that all the properties under management have their inaccessible or non-visible roofs inspected and maintained for weather tightness over the winter period.
He added: “The recruitment of James enables the building surveying department to set new key targets for growth over the next year as the company expand and grows.
“The acquisition will allow the department to focus on ensuring the quality of works for each project is completed to a higher standard and will allow us to meet all client and leaseholders’ expectations.”
Mr Lucas, from Essex, graduated from the University of Leicester in 2013 with a BA in Management Studies, and then took an MSc in Building Surveying at Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2014.
He plans to continue assessments with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors with the aim of becoming a qualified chartered surveyor in the future.
He said: “I’m pleased to be joining the team at Principle and look forward to not only putting my skills to new use but also to gaining new experience in property management.”
With offices in Birmingham and London, Principle now has approximately 50 staff and looks after nearly 9,000 property units in more than 250 developments across the UK.
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Principle Estate Management LLP, 137 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1SF
Tel: 07954 078711 / 0121 289 4315
Operating from offices in Birmingham and London, Principle is a forward-thinking, customer-focused managing agent providing professional property management services nationwide. Founded in 2018 and led by experienced Chartered Surveyors, Principle’s vision is to positively impact the everyday lives of its communities. The company manages modern apartment buildings, traditional blocks of flats, mixed use developments, private housing estates and private rented sector (PRS) or build-to-rent (BTR) developments, as well as portfolios of rented properties for residential or commercial landlords.