Leisure property agency Shelley Sandzer has appointed experienced agent Richard Thomas as its new head of pubs. Thomas previously worked for rivals Colliers International and BNP Paribas and has advised on a number of major pub and leisure operators including Mitchells & Butlers, Martsons, Whitbread, JD Wetherspoon and Enterprises Inns. He has also provided valuation advice to major banks. Shelley Sandzer director Duncan Lillie said: “What Richard doesn’t know about the pub market isn’t worth knowing. “Richard adds another dimension to our professional team. He brings a wealth of experience and contacts in a sector where we want to grow.”