Strutt & Parker’s senior partner, Anthony Cane, is stepping down and head of commercial Andy Martin will take over the role.

Cane has been senior partner for six years and will continue to work with key Strutt & Parker clients.

Martin joined the firm in 1985 to work within the investment team mainly on the development of business parks.

He was made full partner in 1990. He also formed Strutt & Parker Real Estate Financial Services and helped created the Middle East practice.

Martin said: ‘It is an honour to take on this role within the Strutt & Parker firm and be part of taking the business forward in what are clearly challenging times.'