RLB UK recruits two new senior team members as it bolsters service line

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Leading construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall UK, has evolved its Building Surveying service to offer solutions that optimise performance of built assets across the life cycle under one service line – the Built Asset Consultancy team.

Led by RLB Partner Steven Reynolds, the multidisciplinary team has continued its strong start of the year with the strategic appointment of two new Partners in Edward James, whose previous role was Head of London Building Consultancy at Cushman & Wakefield and Puneet Vedhera who was previously a Partner at Knight Frank.

Following 13 years at C&W, Ed comes to RLB with a proven track record of leadership, having driven the team’s growth in revenue and profit year-on-year and has worked alongside a multi-disciplinary team including building surveyors, project managers, quantity surveyors, mechanical and electrical engineers and a sustainability team. Ed has worked across all spectrums of building surveying services, throughout the UK and Europe, acting on behalf of public and private sector clients.

“I have joined RLB at a particularly exciting time, where the company is poised for continued diversification and growth. I knew of RLB from its reputation in the industry, so it is exciting to be joining the newly evolved Built Asset Consultancy team, that offers the opportunity to work with a breadth of multi-disciplinary experts on a variety of sectors and projects.”

Edward James

Following almost a decade at Knight Frank and previous experience at Deloitte Real Estate, Puneet has specialised in large portfolio instructions and complex estates providing project management and surveying services on a national basis ensuring high quality outputs and commercially adept technical advice within demanding timescales. His experience is pan-sector and includes healthcare, education, industrial, commercial, retail and leisure, in both the public and private sectors with a diverse range of clients from various professional backgrounds, such as asset and investment management firms, healthcare operators, social and residential housing providers, charities, landlords and occupiers.

“I am excited about my new role at RLB that allows me to work nationally, collaborating with the fantastic regional teams, to provide best in class service to our clients. I am passionate about enhancing and driving forward the great work RLB already undertakes for their clients as well as seeking further opportunities with new clients too.”

Puneet Vedhera

Steven Reynolds, RLB’s National Head of Built Asset Consultancy continues: 

“It is great to have both Ed and Puneet join us to further strengthen the team that brings various disciplines together to offer solutions to clients under one service line.  These strategic recruits will be fundamental to our growth strategy as we move towards our 2030 ambitions. Both Ed and Puneet, add real strength and depth in experience and leadership and will be great additions to our senior leadership team.”


Steven Reynolds
Steven Reynolds

Partner — National Head of Building Surveying