Bidwells has poached two BNP Paribas Real Estate agents.

James Keys, Bidwells

Former BNP PRE director James Keys and senior surveyor Charlotte Holdsworth have joined the firm’s London office.

Keys joins Bidwells’ London investment team as a partner from BNP PRE. He will advise a wide range of investor clients range of including UK institutions, property companies, charities and high net worth individuals.

Holdsworth will specialise in student accommodation, the private rental sector and build-to-rent.

Bidwells’ partner and head of investment Andrew Groves said: “We continue to attract the very best talent to Bidwells and  James and Charlotte will greatly strengthen our London investment capabilities.  Their expertise will support Bidwells’ ever growing client base.”

Find out more: Bidwells’ Golden Triangle Cycle Challenge

Bidwells cycle challenge

Ahead of the new hires joining, Bidwells took on a three-city charity bike ride in which 350 clients, contacts and members of staff took part and helped raise £20,000 for male suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

Senior partner Patrick McMahon, who participated in the 100-mile challenge riding from Oxford to Cambridge via Milton Keynes, said: “I am delighted that our second Golden Triangle Cycle Challenge was a huge success – thoroughly enjoyed by the 350 participants and raising more than £20,000 for CALM – and hope that it becomes an annual fixture in the property industry calendar.

“I would like to thank all our clients, contacts and staff for taking part, as well as those helping with organising the event at our three offices – and of course our sponsors Grosvenor, Hill, Cole and Beard for their generosity and support.”