Naismiths appoints new MD

In their 60th year milestone, property and Build to Rent consultancy Naismiths have appointed Ben Harwood as their new Managing Director.

Naismith's new MD Ben Harwood with Marcus Higgins | BTR News
Naismith's new MD Ben Harwood with Marcus Higgins.

Having joined Naismiths in 2017, Ben facilitated the buyout of the business and has since led the restructuring and advisory team.

As Managing Director, Ben is now leading the business as it enters its 60th year, prepared to extend upon the company’s progression with his vast amount of experience in mergers and acquisitions as a chartered accountant.  

 “The consultancy continues to grow from strength to strength and I see our bright future being intrinsically tied to our sixty years of experience, with the company celebrating this 60-year milestone in 2023. My ambition is to drive the company forward, focusing on evolving our data-led approach, while maintaining our reputation as trusted advisors across project monitoring, building consultancy and restructuring and advisory. Data really is king when forecasting future projects, so as part of our continued growth, Naismiths is working on delivering greater access to our leading property development information. By fully understanding the key metrics and risk factors, we can use our data to assist property developers, lenders, and other stakeholders to appraise and monitor projects more effectively.” 

Ben Harwood, MD, Naismiths

Naismiths have extensive involvement in the Build to Rent sector and have worked on numerous successful schemes.

With their involvement stretching across all areas of the building lifecycle – from project monitoring to building consultancy and asset recovery – Naismiths have worked alongside property investors, funders and supply chains on many Build to Rent developments.

“Naismiths is marking a significant 60-year milestone this year and with this includes the appointment of Ben as Managing Director. Ben’s energy, focus and ideas are having a positive impact on the direction of the business, with both the senior and wider teams benefiting from his leadership. We look forward to the next chapter of Naismiths and taking the business to new levels of success.” 

Marcus Higgins, National Head of Project Monitoring, Naismiths

Ben’s appointment will ensure that the company continues its work across this sector.