Prestigious role at CAAV for Essex land agent

CAAV president Geoff Coster, David Brooks, senior vice president and Andrew Thomas, junior vice pres

CAAV president Geoff Coster, David Brooks, senior vice president and Andrew Thomas, junior vice president. Picture: ABI MCCANN - Credit: Archant

A land agent from Essex has a new role at the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

Geoff Coster, CAAV Picture: ABBIE MCCANN

Geoff Coster, CAAV Picture: ABBIE MCCANN - Credit: Archant

New CAAV senior vice president David Brooks joins Geoff Coster, invested as the organisation’s new president.

Geoff has been part of the Valuation Office Agency head office team for the past 12 years, having started his career there in 1983. Brought up on a poultry farm, he has a BSc in agriculture and became a fellow of the CAAV in 1994. “This truly is a great honour of which I am hugely proud,” he said at its annual general meeting. “The industry faces another challenging 12 months with the March 2019 deadline for leaving the EU.

David joined forces with Chris Leney to launch Brooks Leney in 2017 after many years at Stanfords, Fenn Wright and Robinson & Hall. “I’m very much looking forward to this year,” he said. “I also want to ensure our clients take advantage of Brexit – there will be many opportunities.”