Property Experts Leap Faith For Charity

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A daredevil team of property experts are walking over the edge of a Leeds landmark building to support young and disadvantaged people.

Thrill-seekers at the local office of leading property consultant GVA are donning hardhats to abseil down the side C Building at Leeds Metropolitan University for the property industry's charity LandAid.

To make the most of their fundraising challenge at the University's city campus on Thursday 13 October the team are seeking vital sponsorship.

In total 16 members of the team aim to donate more than £1,000 to LandAid, which works to help the young and disadvantaged access facilities, skills and opportunities to achieve their potential and thrive within their local community. To do this, the charity makes the most effective and innovative use of the property industry's resources, expertise and influence. 

Jon Anderson, director of Building at GVA Leeds office, commented: "The team at GVA are used to sizing up property but this is a whole different ball game! LandAid works to support some of society's most vulnerable people so, although nail biting, it is with pleasure we take this leap of faith to raise vital funds. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who wishes to sponsor us, simply log on to our justgiving webpage."

All monies raised will go direct to LandAid. To donate visit


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Issued on behalf of GVA by Beattie Communications.

GVA profile

GVA is one of the UK's leading property consultants operating from 12 offices with 890 fee earners generating a turnover of £129.5 million year ending 30 April 2010.

The company provides a full range of property-related advisory led services including agency, planning, development and regeneration, rating, building consultancy, investment, management, valuation and corporate recovery.

It also offers specialist advice in areas such as finance, economic & social policy, telecomms, education, healthcare, hotels & leisure, retail, sustainability, contamination, plant and machinery and the automotive and roadside sectors. For further information visit

GVA is a founding member of GVA Worldwide, an international organisation of real estate industry leaders serving key markets in over 25 countries. The organisation comprises of over 2,500 real estate professionals in over 85 markets worldwide.

A leading advisor in commercial real estate, GVA Worldwide optimises client portfolios locally and around the world. It serves the real estate needs of clients including multinational corporations, major space users, developers, owners, institutions, lenders and investors. For more information visit