Hillcrest Homes, the luxury homebuilding division of Nikal, has hired Berit Rose from Savills as development director.
Rose was formerly an associate director within the Northern development team at Savills, where she handled the disposal and acquisition of development land on behalf of landowner clients and housebuilders.
She has extensive experience of large residential-led, mixed-use developments as well as the promotion of strategic land opportunities and land assembly.
At Hillcrest Homes, Rose will lead on existing projects as well as source new development sites and joint venture opportunities across the North West and West Midlands.
James Payne, Hillcrest’s managing director, said: “We were introduced to Berit a few years ago and were enormously impressed by her enthusiasm, efficiency and professionalism. She skilfully orchestrated a highly complex land deal which left every party involved satisfied that their individual requirements had been fulfilled.
“She joins us at a critical time in our growth. We have over 300 homes in the immediate pipeline and are actively looking to secure further opportunities. Berit’s expertise is exactly what is needed to fulfil our ambitions. She knows what is required to get a deal done that works for all parties, and we have first-hand experience of this.”