CBRE has appointed Mike Gorman as a senior director to lead on the growth of the firm’s offering in multi-family housing, residential investment and development in the North.
Gorman is a residential specialist with over 18 years’ experience in the industry. He was a partner in Knight Frank’s regional residential capital markets team from September 2018. Prior to that, he spent four and a half years in the residential capital markets team at CBRE, working across Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.
Although based in Leeds within CBRE’s UK development and residential capital markets team, Gorman’s work for clients in the evolving UK multi-family sector – apartment buildings designed for family living – will extend across the North of England.
John Ogden, executive director and managing director of CBRE’s northern business, said: “Mike will be joining a very successful capital markets team which includes Colin Thomasson, Guy Hurwood and Tom Sinclair, who have funded some of the biggest residential transactions in the North.”
Peter Burns, managing director of UK development and residential capital markets, CBRE said: “Mike Gorman is a familiar face to many of us, he’s a talented expert with a wealth of experience, and we’re very pleased to welcome him back to CBRE in his new role at an exciting time for the sector.
“As the UK multi-family market rapidly expands and matures from a development market to one focused on investment grade standing stock and portfolios, there’s a growing demand for consultancy and transactional advisory services. This is certainly the case in the North of England, where multi-family investor activity is on the rise, and there were significant forward funding deals and direct site acquisitions in the last quarter.”