Brown & Co announces acquisition and merger with Lincoln property firm JH Walter

Brown&Co has announced the purchase of Lincoln-based JH Walter, scheduled to commence 1st October 2021. Brown&Co opened its Lincoln office in January 2021 and the addition of JH Walter’s Lincoln practice will bring the new combined office to 70 people. It will operate as a major regional hub within the Brown&Co partnership. The Lincoln offices will trade under the name Brown&Co JH Walter.

JH Walter’s Lincoln city centre office will continue to host the residential and County Property Auction teams and the rural, commercial, planning and energy teams will integrate with Brown&Co’s existing partners and staff at the firm’s Doddington Road offices.

Ian Walter, senior partner, JH Walter, said: “We share the same values and culture of Brown&Co and this represents an ideal fit for our staff and our clients to provide a long term future and opportunity for growth for the firm, our partners and staff.”

John Elliot

John Elliot

John Elliott, managing partner, JH Walter, added: “The County Property Auction, our planning services and our residential agency capacity will be an addition to the Brown&Co current offering in Lincoln and we are delighted to be joining them to operate and grow in a larger firm and bring our combined expertise under one business.”

Charles Whitaker, managing partner, Brown&Co, commented: “We see great synergies between the two of our practices; both sharing a heritage and legacy created in the heart of Lincolnshire and sharing core business values. JH Walter have a strong rural client base and we are delighted to add their additional services, capacity and people to our business. This investment helps us to create value, efficiency and growth for both our clients and the practice of Brown&Co. It serves as a key driver for our partnership and the JH Walter team fit well with this for us.”

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