Chris joins Steele Raymond from a large Hampshire-based firm, where he spent the past five years and, prior to this, has worked for a prominent national law firm. His arrival is yet another indication of the progress made by all of Steele Raymond’s property teams, who have recently moved to an additional office space in the iconic Granville Chambers building, located in Bournemouth’s town centre.
With more than thirty years’ experience, Chris can claim a vast knowledge of the area, having been instrumental in the initial development of Poole’s Tower Park Entertainment Centre and having acted on development projects spanning the South Coast for both private developers and national residential property developers such as Bellway Barratt and Bloor Homes.
Speaking on his appointment, Chris said: “I have commuted to Hampshire for a large proportion of my career and felt the time was right to work a little closer to home.
“Steele Raymond were the obvious choice for me. What the firm – Emma Stainwright in particular – has achieved here is fantastic and my arrival at this time of sustained growth is testament to the hard work and success of the property development team.”
Emma Stainwright, Commercial Property Partner and Head of the Residential Development team, welcomed Chris to the firm by saying: “Chris’ appointment comes at a really important juncture for the firm as our property teams, including commercial, residential and development, have grown to the point of requiring their own office.
“With his expertise in private, commercial and large residential property developments, relationships and familiarity with the region, Chris’ arrival is a significant step in our plans.”
Commenting on this potential for growth in the development sector, Chris continued:
“I believe we can rival a considerable number of other regions in the country. There is a great deal of energy in the area, particularly around Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth, where businesses, councils and individuals are pushing the South of England in big way.”
If you would like to discuss your residential, commercial property or development requirements with our legal experts in Bournemouth please contact Emma Stainwright on 01202 294 501