Joe Gregory [left] with AY's Manchester MD Barry Crichton. Credit: via Active Profile

Avison Young bolsters Manchester place team

Joe Gregory has joined the consultancy as a director from Grant Thornton.  

At Avison Young, Gregory will focus on the delivery of mixed-use regeneration and development schemes, supporting clients with business cases, funding, financing, and delivery advice.    

A qualified accountant, Gregory brings to the company more than nine years of experience within the real estate sector, working across the private and public sectors. 

Gregory spent four years in Grant Thornton’s public sector advisory team before joining Avison Young.

He has also worked for KPMG Infrastructure Advisory Group, where he specialised in advising public and private sector clients on urban regeneration projects.  

“I was attracted to AY’s Place approach and breadth of the team’s expertise,” he said. “It means I can use my financial and commercial skills alongside colleagues who have deep planning, economics, environmental and social value experience.

“I am excited by the opportunity to work on some of the region and UK’s most exciting projects.”

Gregory has recently advised the London Borough of Newham on the procurement of a partner for a £1.5bn mixed-used development and the Scottish Government on a feasibility study for greater use of offsite construction. 

Nicola Rigby, principal at Avison Young, said: “Joe is a great addition to Avison Young’s Place team. His diverse client and project experience, gained across public and private sectors, further enhances AY’s ability to support clients to deliver major regeneration and property programmes.  

“This appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to growing our Place offering in the regions and giving back to the local communities we serve.”  

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