- By Katie Higgins
- March 1, 2017
VTS was excited to announce this week that we have appointed CBRE Associate Directors James King and Luke Armstrong to our European head office as Directors of the business. James and Luke will join our rapidly expanding head office in London, headed up by Charlie Wade and Eoin Condren and will work in business development to grow VTS’ presence across Europe.
The duo climbed the CBRE ranks to Associate Director having joining the company as graduates in 2010. Luke has over seven years’ experience working as a West End office specialist and has worked with a number of London's high profile landlords. James has specialised in advising Central London landlords on leasing and development in the firm’s market-leading Landed Estates retail team since 2010. Both have carved roles as prominent young West End agents and the duo count The Crown Estate, British Land, Norges, Royal London, Shaftesbury, Derwent London, Great Portland Estates, Standard Life, Grafton Advisors and Aviva among their key clients.
In announcing the news, Charlie Wade, the UK Managing Director of VTS, said: “The VTS office in London is going from strength to strength and we think that Luke and James are the ideal hires to help drive our expansion into the European market. As leading property advisors, they have a forensic understanding of our clients’ operations and can advise on the best way to integrate powerful VTS capabilities into their businesses.”
Luke Armstrong said: “This is clearly an exciting time to be joining VTS as the company looks to expand on its success in the US and Canada across the UK and Europe. Companies across the property spectrum are becoming increasingly aware of the major business benefits that can be delivered through technology and innovation. I am looking forward to helping VTS continue their success by growing their already impressive client base".
James King said: “The management of commercial real estate is going through a period of rapid transformation. What struck me most about the VTS platform are the immediate and simple opportunities to create significant day to day efficiencies for landlords and agents alike. It’s a very exciting prospect to be part of the team delivering these innovative tech solutions.”