GVA has appointed Matthew Mears from DTZ as a director in its property management consultancy team.
Mears has 20 years' experience in the property industry. He worked for Colliers for five years before moving to DTZ in Budapest, where he managed Arena Plaza, a large shopping centre, in 2008. He has represented Hines, Ballymore and Heitmann in Europe, Asia and Africa. Other previous client include British Land, Aviva and F&C Reit.
In his new role at GVA's Manchester office, Mears will be responsible for supporting and driving forward the consultancy's property management services in the region.
Mears added: "Since returning to the UK in 2012, I have been working on projects across the North of England however had been looking for exciting opportunities to settle in the North West. GVA's property management team is involved in some of the largest schemes in the region. I look forward to bringing my experience to the fold as I play my part in the continued growth of consultancy."