Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, has appointed Caroline Penn-Smith as Partner in Birmingham to develop and lead its new commercial property team in the city.
Carter Jonas opened its Birmingham office in September 2016 to provide on the ground support to a number of flagship infrastructure clients. It is now expanding its business to include commercial property consultancy and agency services in the region to meet demand from existing clients.
Penn-Smith joins with more than 20 years’ experience in the commercial property sector. She started her career at GVA and has held a number of senior industry positions, including Director of Property and Asset Management at Place Partnership and Associate Director at Savills in Birmingham.
In her new role, Penn-Smith will be based in Carter Jonas’ Birmingham office at 2 Snowhill. She will work alongside Carter Jonas’ head of commercial, Scott Harkness to build a new commercial team that complements the services offered by the firm’s extensive national network.
Scott Harkness, Head of Commercial, Carter Jonas, said:
“Since launching in the city we have used the office as a platform to grow our presence in the Midlands, and over the last two years we have more than doubled in size. Whilst our intention was always to expand in order to provide commercial property services, the timing had to be right and we needed the best person for the role. With Caroline joining I am confident that we have all the boxes ticked and it is a pleasure to welcome her to Carter Jonas.
“Caroline is a leading industry figure in the Midlands and her knowledge and extensive network will be vital as we look to increase our market share and deliver the best results for our growing client base. She has the drive and enthusiasm necessary to develop a new team and I look forward to working with her and the wider Birmingham team over the coming months to establish a truly multidisciplinary offering.”