CBRE poaches from Savills for senior hire
CBRE has appointed Richard Hughes as a senior director and head of lease consultancy for the Midlands and South West, based in the firm’s Birmingham office.
Hughes joins the firm from Savills, where he was a director and head of the Birmingham office’s lease consultancy department, which he established in 2008.
As an office and industrial sector specialist, Hughes’ experience includes rent reviews, lease renewals, rental valuations and lease restructuring/surrenders, acting on behalf of institutional landlords and property companies. He also advises a wide range of corporate occupiers on their office and industrial property portfolios.
Hughes has returned to CBRE after 13 years, having previously worked at the firm between 2003 and 2008. He will lead the four strong lease consultancy team in Birmingham, with wider responsibility for the Midlands and South West region, including teams in CBRE’s Bristol and Southampton offices.
Martin Guest, managing director of CBRE’s Birmingham office, said: “It’s great to welcome Richard back to the business as a senior member of the team.
“His knowledge and experience are second to none and his appointment is a real coup for the office and wider CBRE business.”
Richard Hughes said: “It’s great to be back. I’m looking forward to getting my feet back under the table and building on the successes the Birmingham lease consultancy team has consistently delivered on behalf of its clients.”