Listed property investor makes senior changes to team

Leeds-based property investor and car parking operator, Town Centre Securities, has announced two changes to its property team.

Helen Green has been promoted to the role of property director and Craig Burrow joins the business as development director, to support the firm’s “long-term development ambitions especially in Yorkshire and the North West”.

Burrow left his previous role as director of Leeds at Bruntwood earlier this month and brings a wealth of experience in managing high-profile acquisitions, investments and redevelopments having delivered of Platform, 3 Sovereign Square and 100 Wellington Street in recent years. In his new role he will progress TCS’s development pipeline including the 3.5 acre Whitehall Riverside project in Leeds and the 12.5 acre Piccadilly Basin scheme in Manchester.

He is well known throughout the region’s property and business community for his long-standing positions on boards, committees and steering groups including Yorkshire Property Charitable Trust, Leeds Chamber of Commerce, East Street Arts, Crypt Factor and Yorkshire Property Charity Football.

Green’s promotion follows 15 successful years with the business, where she delivered the phased development, regeneration, and growth of TCS’s largest single asset, the 1m sq ft mixed-use Merrion Centre scheme. This included the addition of the Arena Quarter district with on-site 134 bedroom ibis Styles hotel and the first BREEAM excellent rated refurbished office building to Leeds, Town Centre House. More recently she has also managed the extensive refurbishment and rebrand of one of the company’s newest properties, 123 Albion Street.

The appointments follow the departure of Lynda Shillaw who stepped down from the role of group property director and left the company’s Board on 31 August 2020.

Edward Ziff, chairman and chief executive of Town Centre Securities, said: “We are delighted to have two of Leeds’ most revered property professionals overseeing the Town Centre Securities property portfolio.

“Helen and Craig have both made significant impacts on the region’s development landscape and we are confident that their delivery expertise and network of respected contacts will play a key role in realising TCS’s long-term development ambitions especially in Yorkshire and the North West.

“They have delivered numerous high calibre projects during their illustrious careers, which means we are well prepared for any forthcoming industry challenges and are confident in the continued resilience and success of TCS.”