CB Richard Ellis has appointed Stephen Barnes, formerly of Savills, as associate director in its building consultancy team.
Barnes will be based in the Manchester office. He began his career at DTZ before joining Savills in 2001. Barnes' track record includes projects for ICI Dulux, Asda, B&Q, Diagio and Aviva.
Angela Seddon, director of building consultancy at CBRE North West, commented: "We are delighted to have Stephen on board; he is extremely well respected within the industry, and has proven his worth through the quality and success of the projects he has led.
"Stephen's appointment is part of a wider strategy to further strengthen the North West Building Consultancy team, and increase CB Richard Ellis' market share in the region."