Knight Frank is opening a new branch in Shrewsbury, covering Shropshire into the Cheshire Borders, north Wales, and mid Wales.
The opening marks the third Knight Frank office in the Midlands, joining its multi-disciplinary operations in Worcester and Birmingham.
The new team will be led by Kevin Boulton, who joins Knight Frank after working as an independent property consultant in the Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and mid Wales area.
Prior to consulting, Boulton was a director at Strutt & Parker where he ran its Ludlow and Shrewsbury offices for over 13 years.
He says: “I am delighted to be joining Knight Frank to take on the role of Office Head in Shrewsbury and expanding the firm’s presence in the area. Shropshire has always been an extremely desirable place to live with such beautiful countryside including the Shropshire Hills AONB.
“As more people are working from home or having flexible working arrangements, there is an increase in demand from families and those retiring to seek a quieter pace of life associated with the area.”