Caroline Baker has been appointed head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office, replacing John Keyes, who has been named chair of public sector in a national role.
Baker, a development specialist who has been with Cushman & Wakefield since 1997 and a partner in the firm’s Manchester office since 2001, will now head up a team of more than 100 staff at the consultant’s Marsden Street office.
She has taken up her new role this week and will report to Tim Cameron-Jones, head of Cushman & Wakefield North.
Baker said: “I’m really looking forward to leading a team with unrivalled experience in the North West, and continuing to build on our excellent reputation at an exciting time for the region.
“We are proud to be involved in many of the region’s transformative schemes, delivering innovative work with the public and private sectors to stimulate investment, improve our town and city centres and ensure the necessary homes are built.”
Current head of the Manchester office John Keyes has been promoted to the national role of chair of public sector, acting as a strategic advisor to public sector organisations and agencies. He will remain based out of the Manchester office.
He said: “We have a long and successful track record of partnering with the public sector, bringing an innovative and commercially-minded focus on delivery that drives value for money for the public purse.
“I will be developing these already-strong capabilities further on behalf of our clients. As public sector organisations face increasing budgetary and demographic pressures they are having to change the way they deliver services. We are focused on providing genuine insight and best-in-class advice applied consistently across our business to help our clients in this sector operate effectively.”