Brasier Freeth’s Graham Harris retires this week after over 45 years in the property industry.
Graham started his career in 1972 at WH Smiths in their property department. As his career progressed he went on to work for a number of national retail companies, followed by a 4-year spell at the Valuation Office. He later moved on to Trust House Forte and it was whilst working there that he met Mike Brasier. Graham and Mike set up Brasier Harris in January 1985 and the firm grew rapidly before merging with Freeth Melhuish to create Brasier Freeth in June 2008.
Prior to the merger Graham was Brasier Harris’s Managing Partner and it was under his astute guidance that the firm prospered and grew to become a well-known commercial property practice with an enviable list of nationwide clients.
As a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) Graham specialised in valuation, rating and rent reviews and established an excellent reputation within the industry for his work.
Outside of his work Graham has always been a great chef. Breakfast Partner meetings in the early days of Brasier Harris were notable for the excellent fare Graham produced. He loves fine dining and is also a fly-fishing fan. We are sure he is looking forward to having more time for his favoured pursuits.
Graham has always been a consummate professional. His generous nature has meant he has been a great mentor to his fellow colleagues. After 33 years’ of service to the firm he will be much missed by all at Brasier Freeth but has richly deserved the right to step away from the day job.
We wish him a long and happy retirement and hope he’ll come back to visit us soon (along with some of his amazing pastries).
Brasier Freeth’s continues to offer valuation services to commercial and residential clients – for more information contact Head of Valuation Services, Steve Oakey