Altus Group has bolstered its rating team with the appointment of James FitzGibbon.
James has joined Altus Group from Vail Williams, where he was the lead Partner for business rates based in Birmingham.
With over 25 years’ experience, James has also worked at Director level with Aitchison Rafferty, the Valuation Office Agency and on the client side as Head of Group Property for Ladbrokes.
Robert Hayton, Head of UK Business Rates at Altus Group, said “It is an exciting, not to mention busy time for James to be joining the team following a very strong first half of the year.
“James is joining a highly motivated team dominating the Check Challenge Appeal process and one that has already registered over 35,000 COVID-19 material change in circumstances Checks, the biggest ever group-based challenge.”
Hayton added “James is the first of three hires to the Heathrow Rating Team and his wealth of experience will be instrumental to that team as they continue to grow.”
Altus Group is UK’s largest business rates practice, working across all main property sectors from 12 regional offices.
The business rates team handled 1 in 4 of all Checks and 1 in 3 of all Challenges registered by commercial property agents under the Check Challenge Appeal Regulations between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2020.