James Del Mar has joined rural planning and advisory firm Rural Solutions as executive director.
With more than 25 years of experience in rural planning and development, Del Mar joins the company from real estate firm Knight Frank, where he was head of rural consultancy for eight years.
His experience includes rural property management and consultancy, having specialised in enhancing capital and revenue positions, strategic planning and compulsory purchase issues for the majority of his career. He has advised the National Trust, the Guernsey Government, London Borough of Enfield and the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
Del Mar, RICS Rural Professional Group Board, will join the company in September, taking the lead on developing a second Rural Solutions professional hub.