Public Sector Plc expands development team

The consultancy and asset manager has hired Jennifer Rowland as development manager, having promoted Kate Howe to development director in February.

Rowland joins Public Sector Plc from Workman, one of the UK’s largest property management and building consultancy firms, where she worked as a senior management surveyor, then an associate.

She has eight years’ experience in the industry and has worked with clients including Columbia Threadneedle, New River Retail, Trilogy and Stenprop Industrials. Among the assets she has managed on their behalf is the grade two-listed Great Northern Warehouse mixed-use scheme in central Manchester.

Public Sector Plc is a strategic asset manager that works to create commercial partnerships with local authorities and other public sector bodies to add value to land and property assets.

Based in the Manchester office, Rowland will help manage the company’s partnerships with Cheshire West & Chester Council, and – outside the region – Gateshead Council.

Her appointment marks an expansion for Public Sector Plc, which hired Kate Howe as development manager last April and has since promoted her to development director.

The company’s commercial director Leena Gillespie said: “Jennifer is joining us at a key time as we deepen our engagement with local authorities across the UK.

“Councils are looking at new ways to rationalise estates, deliver better-performing property assets and regenerate communities by developing unused spaces into multi-use assets that create better places to live, work and visit.

“The pandemic has created a larger funding gap for councils and public sector organisations, and we’re helping to cushion this blow by delivering greater income streams and value for public sector organisations.”

She added: “Jennifer’s experience in managing multi-use portfolios and delivering strategies to enhance income and value helps to strengthen our existing team and allows us to offer our partners a broad range of property skills and expertise to match the diversity of their land and property requirements.”

Rowland added: “It’s an exciting time to join the team, and I’m looking forward to working with Public Sector Plc’s partners during this period of recovery and the nation’s new focus on localism.

“Through its strategic asset management, development and land promotion expertise, Public Sector Plc is partnering with Councils to unlock land and property to deliver regeneration, placemaking, employment and a new generation of low carbon and net-zero carbon developments to help tackle the climate emergency.”

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