Watts Group Names Lead Director

Expanding UK property and construction specialist Watts Group has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Rob Burke as Lead Director of its Commercial Building Surveying team in London.

Following a spell with another surveying firm, he is re-joining Watts where he previously spent 15 years, rising from associate to director.

Watts Group’s Chairman, Trevor Rushton, said: “This is an exciting appointment. As a well-known figure in the industry, Rob will play a key role in developing the team, growing the business and providing sustainable property and construction advice. This reflects our commitment to providing the right workplace as well as a trusted and valued service.”

Rob commented: “Increasingly, we are seeing clients seeking out specialists, and Watts is well placed to meet that need as an established, forward-thinking business. It is great to be part of a profitable, innovative firm with highly skilled and motivated experts. I look forward to helping the business to grow, to expand our service portfolio and to continue to deliver quality advice around the built environment and ESG.”

In a career spanning more than two decades, Rob Burke has been involved in multiple aspects of the property sector. His track record includes adding value and saving costs on projects, carrying out technical due diligence on landmark buildings, advising and settling large dilapidations claims, monitoring large complex developments and delivering a variety of projects. He also brings a wealth of experience on teambuilding and ESG.

Rob is a Fellow of RICS, a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors. During his previous tenure at Watts, he played a pivotal role in the firm’s growth and building its reputation.

Married with two children, he is a keen road and cross-country runner, and has completed two ultra-marathons. He also enjoys cycling, climbing, sailing, skiing and gardening.

Rob’s appointment comes at a time of growth and expansion for Watts Group, as the firm continues to strengthen its position in the competitive property and construction market. With his leadership, the Commercial Building Surveying team is well-positioned to capitalise on new opportunities and drive sustained growth in the years ahead.

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