Chris Hobday

A property professional at a leading Coventry-based commercial agency has celebrated three years with the company by being promoted.

Chris Hobday joined Holt Commercial in the spring of 2018 as a surveyor and has now been made an associate director at the firm which was established in the same year after a merger of two established companies in the region.

The 29-year-old, who was raised in Warwickshire, qualified with Tapp Chartered Surveyors in Leeds before heading back to home territory.

He said: “Following some rewarding years up north, I moved to Holts to experience the market in a major city closer to home and with a well-established firm in the area.

“Holts is hugely respected in the regional market and Coventry is a city which has seen considerable expansion and investment in recent times so it was always going to prove an exciting place to work.

“I work predominantly within the agency department across a wide-ranging commercial instruction list for a variety of corporate and private clients. On a personal level, of course it is fantastic to be rewarded for the hard work. It’s also exciting to be a key part of a company who have experienced considerable recent success since the merger shortly before I joined.”

The past three years has seen Chris involved in a number of significant transactions including the sale of multiple freehold industrial units and mixed-use investment sales with values over £1 million, while also actively pursuing acquisition opportunities for developer and investor clients. This complements the regular involvement with a number of multi-let industrial estates and taking a key role within the City Centre South Redevelopment area.

Peter Holt, a director of Holt Commercial, said Chris’s drive had seen him win the promotion in quick time.

He said: “Chris is very dedicated and, as well as developing a very good market knowledge and being very proactive, he has built an impressive network of contacts inside and outside the industry which has helped secure some good deals for the company and our clients.

“As we continue to come out of lockdown look out for further updates from the company in the coming months.”