DTZ has appointed John Keyes as director in the firm's corporate real estate consulting business and will be based in its Marsden Street office in Manchester.
Keyes joins from the GVA Grimley Fountain Street office in Manchester, where he was a director in the occupier consultancy business unit.
Keyes advised on over £500m of capital investments for the further education sector and oversaw work done by the strategic consultancy team at GVA Grimley. Prior to GVA Grimley, Keyes worked at KPMG, Manchester City Council and Stoke on Trent City Council.
Mike Mitchell, from DTZ, said: "We are dedicated to providing the best real estate advice for our clients' and John's expertise in corporate real estate consulting will play an important part in driving this forward. John has a wealth of experience in developing cost saving strategies across local government, health and education which will be invaluable to his role here at DTZ. I am delighted that he is joining us."
Keyes will report directly to James Grierson, head of corporate real estate consulting. Grierson added: "John's appointment strengthens the corporate real estate consulting team in the North West as part of the continual deepening of our public sector strategic consultancy offer. I am confident John will be a valuable asset to the organisation and to our public sector clients."
Keyes joins DTZ in the new role in August this year.