Ratings agency Dunlop Heywood said it has secured seven new instructions including shopping centres and airports.
ING Real Estate Investment Management (UK)'s Britannica Fund has appointed Dunlop Heywood at The Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle; Church Square Shopping Centre, St Helens, and The Spindles Shopping Centre in Oldham.
The new sites join Dunlop Heywood's expanding shopping centre portfolio which already includes: The Trafford Centre, Manchester; Albert Square, Widnes; The Peel Centre, Blackburn; Peel Retail Park, Stockport and Trafford Retail Park, Manchester.
"The new sites certainly place us as the leading rating advisor in the North West for shopping centres and we are making rapid progress across the retail sector as a whole," said Stuart Hicks, who set up the firm in 2008 out of the ashes of Erinaceous.
"We are one of the few property consultancies that have continued to expand steadily throughout 2010 and we recently opened our new property and asset management division with teams based in both Manchester and Leeds," Hicks added.
Other new instructions came from the Co-Operative Group, Peel Holdings, Blackpool International Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Craegmoor Healthcare and Greenwoods Menswear.
Hicks said the firm is looking to recruit two more people to add to the seven staff in Manchester.