CBRE said it plans further recruitment as it added to its building consultancy team in Manchester with the appointment of James Dyson from rival Deloitte.
Dyson joins as surveyor in the 20-strong team working under senior director Angela Seddon, who said: "The market in Manchester is unique from a regional perspective as it has seen the most interesting growth in recent years. The local market has been boosted by inward investment and occupier interest, with the movement of large occupiers ensuring that the cycle continues to gather pace and growth is encouraged. We have responded to this regional growth by expanding the services we offer in-house to include mechanical and electrical engineering including vertical transportation and energy performance certificates specialists and cost consultancy services and are actively developing other areas to meet the evolving needs of clients."
Seddon continued: "We have a policy to only hire the best in the business and, what is particularly unusual within the industry, is that the average age of our team is mid-thirties which has helped us to maintain a dynamic, commercial approach in often challenging and fast-moving scenarios."
Recent projects that CBRE's building consultancy team have been involved with include the design and project management of New Balance's new 30,000 sq head office in Warrington, the refurbishment of 3 Hardman Square in Spinningfields, and Liverpool City Council's new 35,000 sq ft office fit-out at the Cunard Building.
Seddon added: "As a department that works in collaboration with so many of the other service lines, our expansion is a good indicator of the growth of the business as a whole and we are still actively recruiting within the team."