Property Consultancy Services, one of Barbados’ leading property consulting firms, has announced the appointment of Curtis Pounder as Senior Valuer and Real Estate Consultant.
Pounder will head the property valuation team as well as lead the roll-out of the company’s industry research publications.
In making the appointment, Managing Director of Property Consulting Services, Terry Hanton, said: “There has been a quantum change in the importance placed on valuers’ opinions since the 2008 property-led recession. Lending agencies, auditors and company directors have become acutely aware of their responsibilities in regard to the values they place on property assets and the need for more robust compliance with international valuation standards.
“Curtis brings a wealth of international experience, which will strengthen PCS’ position as an industry leader and facilitate our expansion in the region.”
Pounder, a Barbadian who has studied and worked in the UK, brings more than 11 years of experience to Property Consultancy Services. Prior to his recent relocation to Barbados, he was employed as Chartered Surveyor for Clifford Dann LLP, a property consulting firm in the south of England.
He has also served as a committee member of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy Europe region, where he was able to advance his interest in the progression of the valuation profession in developing countries.
A qualified valuation professional, Pounder is a designated RICS Registered Valuer. He holds a Masters and Post Graduate Diploma in Property Management and Valuation from Sheffield Hallam University.