Glenbrook Dan Symonds Mike Shaw
Dan Symonds, left, and Mike Shaw

Glenbrook hires to target PRS sites

Glenbrook has made two appointments to its Manchester-based development team: director Dan Symonds, and surveyor Mike Shaw.

Symonds joined from Barnfield Construction where he was head of development and acquisitions for two years. Prior to this, he worked with Glenbrook director Guy Butler at Grosvenor for several years.

His new remit will be to identify development sites across all sectors, but predominantly in the build-to-rent sector.

The second appointment sees Mike Shaw come on board as development surveyor. He studied real estate development at the University of Manchester and worked as a graduate development surveyor at Henry Boot in Manchester.

Based in central Manchester, Glenbrook has enjoyed a successful 12 months having secured a £40m funding agreement with Moorfield and starting on site with a 232-unit PRS scheme in Castlefield. The company also secured planning permission for 257 apartments in the second phase of The Keel in Liverpool, having completed phase one in September 2015.

Guy Butler said: “Bringing on board these two talented individuals will allow us to identify more development sites across the UK, as well as provide additional support on our existing portfolio. Dan’s experiences from Grosvenor are helpful, and it is great to be reunited! We are evaluating several new locations, particularly in the Midlands, where we believe PRS can succeed.”

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Bringing the ‘A’ Team back together, smart move and good luck Dan!

By Jabba D