Chris Hennessy, ex-director of office agency at CB Richard Ellis in Liverpool, has joined smaller rival Edmund Kirby as associate in its consultancy division.
The seven-strong department is headed by equity partner Charles Hubbard and provides agency, development and professional services advice. The firm is well known for work on compulsory purchase orders and was involved in the public inquiries for Liverpool One. Hubbard is a long-time adviser to controversial Liverpool investor Bill Davies's Walton Group.
The move is a return to Edmund Kirby for Hennessy, who spent three years there from 1981 to 1984 in his first job after graduating.
Hennessy was made redundant as part of CBRE's cost-cutting programme in October 2008.
Commenting on his move to Edmund Kirby, based in Nations House on Edmund Street, Hennessy said: "This is a long-established and highly respected firm with a client base that is second to none across public and private sectors. I look forward to adding my own contacts to that list."
Edmund Kirby's clients include Grosvenor, Kajima on the Liverpool Magistrate's Court competition and numerous local authorities.