CBRE appoints director to strengthen North West Planning and Development Team

Ian Griffiths, CBRE

CBRE has announced the appointment of Ian Griffiths, who will be joining the North West Planning and Development team in Manchester as Director to build on the company’s high profile client portfolio.

Ian joins from the Manchester office of GVA and brings a wealth of experience advising clients on the delivery of major development and regeneration projects, including estate renewal.

With a 30 year track record in planning and property in both the UK and abroad, Ian has previously worked in London, Hong Kong and China.  Ian specialises in identifying development opportunities and then advising on the most appropriate development/delivery routes for clients in the residential, retail, office, infrastructure and leisure sectors.

Ian has recently advised the Homes and Communities Agency on their Starter Homes / Accelerated Construction Programme and Manchester City Council on the Northern Gateway Development Initiative.

Commenting on his appointment Ian said ‘’I’m delighted to be joining such a dynamic and enthusiastic team. My role will be to increase our portfolio of high profile projects, including those with a significant public and private partnership element, working alongside our finance, investment and agency colleagues’’.

Iain Jenkinson, Senior Director and Head of CBRE’s National Planning and Development team said: ‘’Ian’s experience strengthens our planning and development capability as we continue to grow the national team and provide delivery advice on some of the country’s largest and most challenging projects which are transforming the urban landscape, enhancing communities and generating value for our clients.”