Steven McKay is an associate director with Landwood Group. Credit: via Democracy PR

Landwood Group appoints department lead

The practice has appointed Steven McKay as leader of its project and building consultancy team.

McKay joined Landwood Group from AA Projects in Leeds, where he focused on project-led management and contract administration work for public sector clients.

The Manchester-based company has hired McKay to focus on increasing the workload and client base of the project and consultancy line and supporting long-term clients.

As associate director, McKay will support the recovery and valuation and the commercial asset management teams, while also working on repositions, facility mergers, dilapidations, and pre-acquisition surveys.

McKay hopes he will soon be able to welcome a graduate into the team to help its growth.

He said: “I have a passion for developing graduates, particularly more mature graduates. As a mature graduate, I found myself in a bit of a rut and someone gave me a chance. I want to be able to do the same for someone else. My new role at Landwood allows me to do this, and I can’t wait to be able to grow the team.”

McKay will be working in tandem with Anna Main, director of commercial asset management.

She commented: “We are really excited to see how Steven grows the project and building consultancy team. He has an impressive track record of delivering a range of diverse and complex building projects within challenging environments, so we know he is going to be a real asset to the company.”

McKay brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry, having been a chartered surveyor since 2014, with previous roles at companies including Naismiths and Cushman & Wakefield.

Landwood, with offices in Manchester and Liverpool, has a wide-ranging team, including chartered surveyors, project and asset managers and auctioneers. Earlier this year, Landwood negotiated the sale of Richmond House in Manchester on behalf of FTS Corp. The company also marketed 17-21 Castle Street in Liverpool.

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