Mark Glatman's Abstract Securities Limited has announced the appointment of Tony Nicholas to the role of Business Development Director.

Joining the Abstract team on 10 November 2014, Tony Nicholas will focus on business development for the Abstract Group and large scale lettings and pre-lets for high-profile schemes such as Aberdeen International Business Park, which Abstract is developing on behalf of Norwegian investment company, Aker ASA. He will also drive new business and manage existing client relationships with a particular focus on the occupier side.

Tony has been actively involved in commercial property for 28 years, working closely on numerous projects with Abstract's Chief Executive Mark Glatman and Development Director Chris McPherson during this period. In his career to date, he has represented developers, funds, occupiers and landlords, specialising particularly in office agency and development.

Prior to joining Abstract, Tony was with Knight Frank where he worked for 26 years and was an Equity Partner of the Firm with extensive experience throughout the UK. Latterly, Tony headed up their Global Corporate Services team dealing with occupiers throughout Europe, The Middle East and Africa. He also opened Knight Frank's very successful Cardiff and Bristol offices and his focus throughout his career has been on agency and development.

Tony commented: “I have known and worked with Mark Glatman and his team throughout my career and as a result we have built a very strong working relationship. Mark approached me to join the Abstract team following my retirement as an Equity Partner at Knight Frank to pursue a fresh challenge and I am delighted to be joining a team that is creating several of the most high-profile schemes throughout the UK.”

Mark Glatman, Chief Executive of the Abstract Group, said: “As we continue to build large-scale commercial property developments around the UK, both speculatively and on behalf of clients, our requirement has grown for someone to support the existing team. Besides the letting and pre-letting of our speculative schemes, we are developing occupier specific projects offering the benefits of the experience we have gained with our extensive ‘uncompromising value’ approach. Having worked with Tony for many years we are very pleased that he has joined us in this key role and we look forward to working with him.”

Tony is a Chartered Surveyor. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers and sits on their Property and Assets Committee. He is also a Governor of Monmouth Haberdashers School.

Photograph shows: Tony Nicholas, Business Development Director, Abstract Securities


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Notes to editors:

Established in April 2000 by Mark Glatman, the Abstract Group of Companies specialises in commercial property investment, development and venture capital financing. The management team at Abstract brings together combined experience of over 7 million sq ft of business space development across the UK and Europe. The team is highly experienced at both speculative office development and working directly with major property owners and corporate end users, handling all aspects of their property requirements.

Abstract is currently developing substantial office schemes in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Manchester and Crawley. Abstract is known for delivering grade A, BREEAM excellent offices that offer exceptional value.