Greaves and Dixon lead a six-strong team. Credit: Savills

Duo to spearhead Savills’ rural work

York-based Sam Greaves and Carlisle-based Jennifer Dixon have been named as the new heads of the consultancy’s Northern rural professional team.

The six-strong team will be led jointly by the pair, who have a combined 17 years’ experience in the rural sector between them.

York-based Greaves joined Savills in 2014 as a graduate, starting in the firm’s estate management department before joining the rural professional team in 2019.

He is an RICS member and a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. He is one of a handful of surveyors who has passed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) advance certificates in trust and estates.

As an RICS registered valuer, Greaves is an experienced valuer involved with the valuation of estates, farms, land and residential property. He also prepares reports for expert witness and dispute resolution proceedings.

Dixon, who works from the Carlisle office, qualified as a chartered rural surveyor and RICS registered valuer in 2014, and also maintains an active role in the family faming business.

Based across Savills’ York, Newcastle and Carlisle offices, the team is completed by Anna Thompson, Laura Oxtoby, Clara Levitt and Dan Matthews.

Collectively, the team will provide expert advice for rural and residential properties on valuation matters, landlord and tenant, litigation support, compulsory purchase orders, expert witness and agricultural mortgage corporation funding.

They will cover all aspects of rural valuation and consultancy work across Cumbria, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire.

David Goodson, head of the rural and projects division at Savills in the North of England, said:

“The formation of this new team comes at a time when landowners are likely to need more advice than ever before. With a growing business in the region, we are delighted that Jennifer and Sam are heading up the team.

“They bring valuable experience and knowledge of the north of England which will benefit both our team and our clients.

“Spanning large parts of the north of England, the team is well equipped to provide expert advice for both rural and residential properties, working closely with other teams within the business to ensure a fully rounded service for our clients where required.”

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