Real estate firm unveils new Birmingham interim regional managing director

David Martin

Real estate firm Avison Young has announced the appointment of David Martin as the new interim regional managing director for Birmingham, taking over from Carl Potter, who has led the Birmingham office since 2018.

Before taking up his new role, Martin spent 18 years as a principal in Avison Young’s building and project consultancy division, leading a team of building surveyors, quantity surveyors, project managers and services consultants and working across a range of projects for both public and private sector clients.

His career includes 12 years as a partner with King Sturge, which has seen him advising clients on major acquisitions, ensuring that assets meet commercial needs and delivering schemes providing considerable value to clients, occupiers, and communities.

David Martin, regional managing director for Birmingham at Avison Young UK, said: “Having worked at Avison Young for many years, I’m delighted to be stepping up to lead the Birmingham office. At a national level, we’re going through a period of growth, and this is mirrored regionally, where we’re delivering brilliant work on the ground, alongside our clients and partners. The diversified economy of the West Midlands provides us with fertile ground to build from to supercharge the growth of the region – and I’m looking forward to working with the team to enhance collaboration and maximise the work and impact of our talented people to achieve that goal.”

In his new role as regional managing director for Birmingham, Martin will play a part in driving revenue growth at a regional level, applying his understanding of the Midlands market and leveraging partnerships with key clients and stakeholders.

Stephen Cowperthwaite, managing director of UK regions at Avison Young UK, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome David to his new role as regional managing director, driving forward the Birmingham office and supporting the delivery of vital, strategic projects across the wider Midlands region. Regional investment is a crucial part of our wider UK growth strategy – shaping Avison Young into an advisory business that helps to create economic, social, and environmental impact and value – and David will play an important role in supporting that vision.”

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