New partner for Knight Frank’s expanding Bristol business rates advisory team

November 16, 2020

The Bristol office of global property consultancy Knight Frank has recruited Rohan Short as a partner in its expanding business rates advisory team covering the South West and South Wales.

Rohan, pictured, joins Knight Frank after spending 14 years at CBRE’s Bristol office as director – business rates advisory, acting for clients such as including Lloyds Banking Group, TSB, PwC, Pret a Manger, B&M and Sports Direct. 

He has also worked for BNP Paribas, Henry Butcher and Alder King, acting for, and advising, a wide range of landlords and occupiers of commercial properties throughout the region, reducing rates liabilities and saving many millions of pounds by prosecuting appeals against rateable values, and negotiating temporary reliefs and allowances.

Rohan said: “Business rates are a major outgoing for most commercial organisations. The ongoing pandemic and resulting economic conditions have resulted in all costs coming under increased scrutiny.

“I am very much looking forward to being part of Knight Frank’s national rating team, contributing to the continuing growth of the Bristol office and reducing the rates liabilities for our clients through the provision of high quality advice and assistance.”

While based in Knight Frank’sBristol office, Rohan will work with existing rating partner Jon Ely, who is based in Cardiff.

Knight Frank Bristol office head Steve Oades said: “Rohan is an extremely well respected business rates specialist and we are delighted to have recruited him to join our team.

“Despite the turbulent times we find ourselves in, we will continue to recruit the very best talent into our business and Rohan is a great example of this.”

The Knight Frank business rates division provides a range of services, covering all areas of business rates including challenges and appeals, auditing and rate mitigation for empty properties.


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