Nina Barker has been named as head of residential at developer Town Centre Securities, joining from her role leading on residential sales and marketing across the North for CBRE.
Covering schemes nationally, TCS said that Barker will use her experience to implement a new residential development strategy in conjunction with development director Craig Burrow, who joined in October after a long period as Bruntwood’s director in Leeds.
Barker will also be reviewing and implementing the necessary management and leasing structure for existing residential assets and supporting residential refurbishment schemes.
Burrow said: “We are delighted to welcome Nina who brings a wealth of experience to her new role managing our residential property portfolio.
“TCS’s first PRS project in Manchester’s Piccadilly Basin, Burlington House, has been a huge success and we are looking at further opportunities across our extensive development portfolio in Manchester and Leeds.
“Nina’s experience will further strengthen our experienced team as we prepare for future growth.”
Barker, who had joined CBRE in 2018 after a 12-year spell with JLL, added; “I’m excited to be joining the team at TCS at a time when the residential portfolio is looking to further expand. The residential market has proved its resilience during the pandemic and I’m looking forward to being a part of the business’s ambitions across the residential sector.”
The Burlington House project was backed by Highgrove, while last year TCS also completed a revamp project at Carvers Warehouse. The company has also invested in the overhaul of Ducie House.