CBRE Manchester has hired Steve Williamson as a director from Manchester City Council where he was capital programmes and commercial property leader.
Williamson joined this month from the local authority to take CBRE's building consultancy team to 24 in the North West.
At CBRE, Williamson, who has also worked at Gleeds and Laing O'Rourke, will focus on strengthening cost consultancy services as well as offering traditional quantity surveying services, project monitoring, construction and fit-out consultancy.
The move is the latest in a series of appointments to CBRE's building consultancy team in recent months. In Liverpool, Dylan Evans joined as a senior surveyor in January from Capita Symonds.
Nora Jarauta arrived as a CAD workplace designer in the Manchester office in December from Byrom.
Angela Seddon, head of CBRE's North West building consultancy team, said: "Steve's wealth of experience will now enable CBRE to offer in-house quantity surveying at an outstanding level. The new appointments will strengthen the existing team to reflect the surge in market activity and ensure we are delivering a 'best in class' service to all existing clients and maximising all future opportunities."