CBRE has appointed David Currie as senior director and head of development advisory in Birmingham.
David has joined the property consultancy firm from Public Sector Plc (PSP), where he was regional director for the Midlands, specialising in partnering local authorities to generate better capital receipts or increasing rental returns by unlocking additional value for residential, mixed-use and commercial development.
Prior to joining PSP in 2017, David held senior roles at One Property Group, Hawk Developments Ltd and Barteak Developments. David was also an associate director at Richard Ellis in London, before its merger with CB Hillier Parker to create CBRE.
During his career David has advised on a number of major commercial and residential property projects including Stockley Park, a 1.8m sq ft office park near Heathrow, the redevelopment of the former Polymer Latex factory in Bromsgrove for new housing and the proposed relocation of Warwick District Council’s offices in Leamington Spa.
At CBRE, David will use his experience working with the public sector to advise on bringing forward the development of land by introducing funding opportunities in all market sectors across the wider West Midlands region.
Martin Guest, managing director of CBRE’s Birmingham office, said: “We are really pleased that David has joined us at what is an exciting and busy time for our development and residential land team. This is a growing and increasingly important part of our regional business, given the challenges and opportunities being created by the housing sector.
“David’s wealth of experience and contacts within the industry mean he is best placed to help us capitalise on the opportunities.”
David said: “Having worked client side for a number of years it’s great to be back on the consultancy side at CBRE after more than 20 years away and I’m looking forward to getting reacquainted with old colleagues and contacts.
“There is a real need and appetite for delivering more regeneration led schemes in the Midlands to re-position town centres through development, whilst meeting the Government’s housing targets.
“To do this, collaboration between the public and private sector to help unlock development is crucial and this is where I hope to bring my experience to bear.”