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Business rates expert Gerry Biddle to join Deloitte Real Estate

22 April 2015

Deloitte Real Estate today announces the appointment of Gerry Biddle as a senior specialist business rates consultant in the valuation advisory and business rates team.

Biddle is a renowned rating expert. He was responsible for setting up the London specialist rating unit of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and, in 2011, he took responsibility for the utilities, transport and telecoms team of the national specialist unit. Biddle has dealt with properties including The Channel Tunnel, major international airports including Gatwick and Heathrow, The O2, The London Eye, Wembley Stadium, Windsor Castle, the Olympic Park and he recently oversaw the preparation and presentation of the upper tribunal appeal on Peterborough Power Station.

Richard Johnson, director in the business rates team at Deloitte, commented: "We are delighted to have Gerry joining our team. His track record in specialist areas of business rates is beyond compare and his experience will provide clients with a level of insight that is truly at the cutting edge of practice."

Philip Parnell, partner and head of valuation advisory and rating added: "Gerry's appointment is consistent with our strategy to offer clients access to market leading experts as well as providing our team with a colleague and mentor who is highly respected by the profession."

Gerry Biddle said: "Deloitte Real Estate’s business rates team offers a diverse client base and I look forward to advising and consulting clients across a range of industry sectors, as well as working with a hugely talented, dynamic and growing team."

Biddle will be based at Deloitte’s head office in Athene Place, EC4, and starts in July.

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Notes to editors

About Deloitte Real Estate
Deloitte Real Estate redefines the concept of a full-service real estate business, offering a breadth of capability and an innovative approach unequalled in the market.

Our team combines traditional property services with financial and business advisory expertise to deliver integrated solutions on the most simple assignment to the most complex. We apply a depth of insight drawn from our understanding of all industries and sectors to advise occupiers, lenders, investors and the public sector on every aspect of real estate in an increasingly complex world.

About Deloitte
In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte LLP, which is among the country's leading professional services firms.

Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see www.deloitte.co.uk/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

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Sue Gibson
Deloitte LLP
+44 (0) 20 7303 3156
+44 (0) 78 5539 9368
sugibson@deloitte.co.uk

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