As part of our continued plan for growth, Fairhurst Buckley have appointed a new Head of Building Consultancy.
Having started out at neighbouring Derbyshire County Council, John MacMillan has over 20 years’ experience within the commercial property market across a diverse range of occupiers and property owners.
John’s impressive portfolio includes senior positions within a number of national property and construction consultancies including Gerald Eve, RLB, Faithful & Gould, and more recently Rapleys. John was also a Director and Head of Commercial Building Surveying at leading independent project and building consultants Anderton Gables.
Despite having earned a reputation as a leading commercial property consultant, John is perhaps best known for his extensive experience in technical advisory matters including substantial landmark dilapidations claims and pre-acquisition building surveys of individual properties and portfolio transactions up to £50m.
“I've spent the vast majority of my career working in larger cities including Nottingham, Manchester, and Sheffield but have always had a soft spot for my home town of Stockport – after all I was born here! It finally feels very much like coming home and I can't wait to get going!
“Having often played second fiddle to Manchester, Stockport is enjoying a £1bn programme of development attracting out-of-town investors and creating a more modern urban offering, so it’s a great time to be based in the town. Fairhurst Buckley brings together two well-established commercial property companies with a clear focus on providing high quality independent advice to an impressive client base. I'm delighted to be joining at such an exciting time for the business, and I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to the table to strengthen and grow the building surveying offering to both existing and new clients.”
Nigel Blyth, MD is equally enthusiastic about John’s appointment:
“I am very pleased to be welcoming John as a senior member of our recently merged practice. John’s appointment allows us to further unlock our presence and take advantage of the upsurge in the local market whilst continuing to grow our national client base.
“His wealth of knowledge and expertise in commercial property and building surveying gives us the edge we are looking for as we continue to cement our position as the most respected, experienced and trusted property consultancy in South Manchester.”
Following our merger at the start on 2020, Fairhurst Buckley are the largest, independent surveying and agency practice in Stockport and South Manchester.