OBI Covid Hires

OBI recruits during lockdown

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Paul Unger

The adviser has taken its headcount to 35, its highest in 10 years of trading, during the past few months with hires in Manchester and Leeds, including graduates in the firm’s new OBI Academy.

Edward Pavilion Liverpool Castleforge

Liverpool office market slumps on Covid-19 

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Dan Whelan

A total of 20,000 sq ft of office deals was signed in the city centre during the second quarter of 2020, well below the 52,000 sq ft reported for the same period in 2019, according to the latest Big Nine market report from consultancy Avison Young. 

Civic Engineers Associate Appointments July 2020

Civic Engineers grows Manchester office

Sarah Townsend

The engineering practice has hired two associates, Yousaf Hussain and Richard Dowdall, to join its 40-strong team in Manchester.

Scott Gemmell OBI

OBI appoints capital markets lead

Dan Whelan

The agency has appointed Scott Gemmell from Lambert Smith Hampton to head up its capital markets team, following a raft of business wins. 

Deaf Institute

Live music will lift UK economy, says Deaf Institute, Gorilla saviour

Dan Whelan

The founder of Tokyo Industries, which acquired the leases of two popular Manchester venues that would have closed, told Place North West the live music industry will survive because there is no replacement for it, but urged the Government to support the sector following Covid-19. 

Box Bar Deansgate

Box Bar pinned for 125 Deansgate

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Dan Whelan

Arc Inspirations, which owns the Banyan and Manahatta brands, plans to open the fourth branch of its Box Bar concept in an 8,000 sq ft unit in the recently completed 125 Deansgate, a 117,000 sq ft mixed-use building in Manchester.  

Trowers Partners X 4 July 2020

Four make partner at Trowers

Neil Tague

Law firm Trowers & Hamlins has promoted four members of its Manchester real estate team to partner level.

Shola Oso

Avison Young boosts Manchester team

Shola Oso has joined the commercial real estate firm as a senior surveyor, bolstering the company’s management team to cope with an “influx of mixed-use development projects”.