The Birmingham office of property consultancy Colliers has made a series of new appointments.
A trio of new faces have joined the investment property management team.
Associate director Nick Yates has joined from Savills and senior surveyor Paul Blennerhassett and estates assistant Kirsten Hald have both arrived from Bruton Knowles.
The accurates division, which specialises in business rates auditing, has welcomed compliance and audit manager Terry Darby from Cushman and Wakefield and compliance and audit assistants David Bayliss and and Billie-Jo Edge, from Daniel Thwaites and BST Supplies & Co respectively.
Completing the line up of new recruits is Lauren De Courcy as senior surveyor in the valuation and advisory services team, joining from Lambert Smith Hampton.
Head of the Birmingham office James Cubitt said he expected further appointments to be made in the coming months.
He said: “The first quarter of 2021 has been our busiest ever as an office and follows an exceptionally active year in 2020 when the office maintained its turnover levels in line with 2019 performance.
“These seven new appointments to the Birmingham office will be integral to enabling us to continue providing the highest level of service, amid increasing demand from clients navigating a time of unprecedented challenges.
“Instructions have been increasing at such a pace that it is likely that the team will need to be expanded further.”
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In other property appointments news, Solihull-based housebuilder Hayfield has boosted its team by recruiting Tamsin McSmith as a planner.
The move has enabled the company to have a dedicated in-house resource to drive forward subject-to-planning deals and track progress with local plans.
Ms McSmith joins from independent planning consultancy Turley where she worked in the firm’s Birmingham office before which she was a graduate planner for RPS Planning and Development.
Property consultancy Carter Jonas has appointed Christian Green as an equity partner in its Birmingham office.
Mr Green is the firm’s head of transport and his promotion is one of five across its group offices which comes into effect next month.
Chairman James Bainbridge said: “Each person promoted has contributed significantly to the growth of Carter Jonas.
“It is a great pleasure to offer them my congratulations and thank them for their dedication, enthusiasm and all they have done for our business.”
Nick Woodward, who heads commercial property consultancy CBRE’s Midlands capital markets team, has been made an executive director after 13 years with the agency.
He is one of nine promotions in its Birmingham office, including James Orr, who heads the Midlands property management team and has been made senior director.
His colleague Debbie Green has advanced to business performance assistant.
Four of the promotions are in the building consultancy division with Rob Green now a director, Guy Travis is associate director and Kevin Armstrong and Veenam Korpal have been made senior surveyors.
Office agent Liz Bailey and rating specialist John Roovers are both now directors.
Avison Young has made a brace of promotions in its Birmingham office.
The property consultancy has made Stuart Paskins and Chelsey Henderson associate directors in its healthcare and lease consultancy teams respectively.
Mr Paskins’ team works with NHS trusts, private hospital operators, care home owners, GP practices and pharmacists while Mr Henderson’s division takes care of commercial, industrial and public sector lease matters for both owners and occupiers in the region.
Residential and commercial property developer Godwin has announced the appointment of experienced commercial property lead Robert Birch as senior development director.
Mr Birch’s has more than three decades of experience and will lead the Midlands company’s expansion plans, primarily in the commercial sector including retail, leisure, roadside and logistics.
His specialisms include site identification, evaluation and acquisition, through to design, planning, procurement and construction.
His previous projects include the £85 million Parkgate mixed-use scheme in Shirley town centre and the £12 million Sinclair Retail Park at Four Pools in Evesham.
Housebuilder Redrow Midlands has appointed a new managing director.
Bob Wilson has stepped up from commercial director for the Tamworth-based division and brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the role.
Mr Wilson initially trained as a quantity surveyor and moved Redrow to be its commercial director in 2008.
His new role will see him take responsibility for driving the division forward by securing land opportunities, launching new developments and overseeing a large team.
The Birmingham office of property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Emma Taylor as its new head of property asset management in the Midlands.
She has joined from Workman, in Birmingham, where she was head of property management and previously spent 15 years working in similar senior management roles at Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ.
Birmingham real estate insurance broker JM Glendinning has strengthened its team with the appointment of construction industry specialist David Cartwright.
JM Glendinning Real Estate launched in 2017and provides cover for investors, contractors and companies operating within the construction supply chain.
Mr Cartwright joins the business as an account executive from his previous role at SJL Insurance Services in Worcester where he has spent the last four years specialising in design and construction insurance.