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Ryden's Leeds Agency team announces new hires and deals

5th June 2014

Property consultant Ryden has hired Jake Pygall to join recently appointed associate Dan Hodge in the firm’s agency team in Leeds.  Both have been recruited to expand the transactional side of the business in the Yorkshire region.

Heading up the team, Hodge brings broad ranging experience across transactional markets. He previously worked for Fox Lloyd Jones, also in Leeds, where clients included Yorkshire Post, Age Partnership and Town Centre Securities. 

Jake joins from Chrisie and Co, where he worked after graduating from Northumbria University with an MSc in Real Estate Management.

Matthew Edwards, regional managing partner in Leeds said: “These appointments will be pivotal to our agency services offering for clients.  Dan has 15 years’ experience within the agency marketplace and is very well known.  We will use his connections and experience to grow our order book.  I’m confident we are in a good position to capitalise on both the improving market and Ryden’s market-leading reputation and wide client base.”

The team has just concluded the sale of a 117,000 sq ft former food processing plant at Ashton Under Lyne in Manchester to a developer after identifying and obtaining planning permission for the 5.7 acre site for residential use.

Commenting on his first deals at Ryden, Dan said: “I’m proud to have set the ball rolling with a weighty deal which is the culmination of a long running project involving our planners and building consultancy and valuation experts.”

The firm’s Leeds office has just been appointed joint agents with Carter Towler to market Regent House, Queen Street in Leeds City Centre after a recent refurbishment of the second and third floors, together totalling 7,000 sq. ft. Ryden said it has several transactions under offer and will announce them shortly.

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