“Mike [Young] joins the firm with over 21 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor,” explains Robyn Peat, managing director at George F White. “During his illustrious career, Mike has developed a specialist range of expertise through the management and development of private and public owned minerals and waste property estates. This includes associated office, industrial, residential and agricultural property with regard to sustainable business plan objectives and maximising value.
“It’s no surprise therefore that we are thrilled to welcome Mike as a partner in the business – it’s a great coup to recruit a man of Mike’s niche talent, leadership qualities and industry expertise. His experience, especially in the land and mineral resources field, will strengthen our delivery in this growing service area and enable us to expand our client base in this sector nationally.”
Mike’s specialist expertise includes contract negotiation, planning and environmental assessment, strategic site appraisal and evaluation, estate management and compulsory purchase and compensation.
Previous to his new position at George F. White, Mike was head of land and mineral resources at Hope Construction Materials, where he led a successful development team who provided property, planning, engineering and geological advice throughout the UK. Prior to this, Mike spent a decade working for Tarmac Limited.
Talking about his new role as a partner in the land, property and business consultancy, Mike says: “My new position is a dual role as equity partner and head of commercial property. From a leadership perspective as a partner, a key focus will be developing the regional strategy. As head of Northumberland and the Borders, I will be working closely with all business teams, to understand their view points and then ensure my leadership style compliments this.
“I strongly believe that George F. White should be the first choice of property consultancy for both employees and clients alike. Our developing culture will deliver our business strategy and, in my opinion, this is the best foundation for business growth.
“As head of commercial property, I will be focused on business-related property, including minerals, waste and recycling, industrial and manufacturing, office, retail and distribution and logistics. I’m looking forward to working closely with our existing commercial property clients while developing new clients in this key area of growth.
“It’s a great time to join George F. White and I’m settling in really well. I’m already very impressed with the enthusiasm of the team and their commitment. I really respect the culture driven ethos of the business that focuses on our people and puts all of us at the centre of its approach. I cannot wait to get involved.”