Property Appointments: Savills; Place Partnership; JLL; Pennycuick Collins

Savills’ Birmingham planning team expands

JESSICA Graham has joined Savills Birmingham as a graduate planner.

Her appointment continues the growth of the planning department at the firm.
She attained a Masters with distinction in town planning from Newcastle University. She is now working towards Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Graham will support the team on a variety of residential, retail and commercial projects, including strategic land searches, promotion of sites through the development plan process, major residential planning applications and asset monitoring.
She said: “I am excited to develop my planning career at Savills Birmingham as part of a fast paced and market leading team. The Savills graduate scheme has a fantastic reputation, and having the opportunity to work closely with such an experienced planning team in a multi-disciplinary environment is invaluable.”
Paul Rouse, director in the planning team at Savills Birmingham, said: “Jessica is a valuable addition to our team. As existing graduates become professionally qualified, and others in the team continue to gain in expertise, we need to keep adding more talent like Jessica, with the potential to grow.”   


Worcester property group brings in finance director

A WORCESTER-based land and property management company has appointed an experienced finance director to its senior management Team.

Sangita Surridge has joined the senior team at Place Partnership, which was jointly established by six Midlands based public sector organisations and opened its doors for business last September.

She is a chartered accountant who has worked in a number of senior positions, principally in the property sector.

She will now work alongside managing director Andrew Pollard and his team as they continue to implement their business plan which seeks to transform the public estate across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Pollard said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Sangita to Place Partnership and I have no doubt that she will be a great asset to our company.

“We are committed to delivering innovative services and solutions. Sangita’s property sector experience will be invaluable in developing our business for the benefit of the future public estate.”


JLL grows its asset management team

FOUR new appointments have been made to property consultancy JLL’s 17 strong asset management team in Birmingham.
New director, Lisa Paterson, joins the team from Savills in London with Ruth Dickin, senior surveyor and Sam Carney, assistant surveyor, joining from Bilfinger GVA, Birmingham and Robert Boyd assistant surveyor joining from Paragon.
After a stellar year for property deals in the Midlands, the asset management team has enjoyed a record year helping clients with new purchases, such as L&G’s One Colmore Square, and in getting the best from their existing investments.
Rachel Andrew, lead director for the asset management team in Birmingham said: “The office and industrial markets have been particularly buoyant this year as more deals are being done and clients are much more active.
“There has been a particular focus on sustainability and getting best value in services at our managed properties for the benefit of both the landlord and the occupier in terms of energy and workplace efficiency.

“At JLL we have been testing and investing in a number of innovative new tools and systems to keep ahead of the competition and our experienced and enthusiastic new team members are all integral to our investment in ensuring we provide  best service for our clients.”


Pennycuick Collins builds on surveying team

BIRMINGHAM-based chartered surveyors Pennycuick Collins has announced the appointment of Martin Purslow to further strengthen its building consultancy team.

In his new role as senior building surveyor, Purslow will work closely with partner and head of building consultancy Adrian Roddick.

He will undertake both professional work and assist with major projects that are in the pipeline for 2016 and beyond, including new build, major refurbishment and extension projects for various retained clients.

Roddick said: “I am delighted to welcome Martin to the company. His experience and depth of knowledge will complement the existing team and I have no doubt he’ll settle quickly into the role.

“This year is set to be an exciting one for Pennycuick Collins’ building consultancy team and having the very best talent at our disposal to take advantage will be key. That’s why we’re so pleased to have Martin on board.”

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