Industrial specialist Rob Trevor has taken up his new post as director of CB Richard Ellis Investors' £900m Strategic Partners Funds based in Manchester and London.
Trevor left Helios Properties, a long-time joint venture partner of CBRE Investors, in September to take up the newly created post.
CBRE Investors owns commercial property across the country, in the North West it has the Churchgate House and Lee House offices on Oxford Road, Manchester, and Revolution Park, Buckshaw Link industrial estates in Chorley, Hindley Green Business Park in Wigan and Kayley Industrial Estate in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Trevor said: "We have a large part of our portfolio in the North West and it makes sense to have personnel based in the region to manage that. The immediate focus is very much on cashflow, void rates and re-letting."
Trevor will be based in CBRE's Manchester office and will split his time between London and the North West each week.
He said the void rates were 'holding up well' in the regional estates but he wants to see the two vacant units at Revolution Park let after a couple of years lying empty. The units are 200,000 sq ft and 230,000 sq ft.
"There has been reasonable take up of new large buildings in the past six to 12 months and supply is starting to come down," Trevor said hopefully.
CBRE Investors is not planning new funds in the short term, he added.