BNP Paribas Real Estate has appointed Richard Pilsbury to launch a new nationwide cost consultancy. The division will support the building consultancy arm and allow the business to offer a more comprehensive range of services to clients, particularly at the early stages of development projects. Today BNP Paribas Real Estate’s development teams work on over 300 schemes a year and have experienced solid demand for cost consultancy advice.
Gary Williamson, Head of Building Surveying Midlands, BNP Paribas Real Estate says: “This is an exciting time for the building consultancy team. We have seen significant client growth during the last year and the cost consultancy is a strategically important next step in our offering. With this new service, we will be able to provide support for the full property life cycle and deliver valuable advice right from the start of a project, when it will have the most impact. We are delighted to have Richard on board and as a highly experienced cost consultant he will be able to offer advice that will bring long-term value to projects.”
Richard brings over 19 years’ of experience as a cost consultant to the business and he will lead the new division from Birmingham. During his career, he has worked across all sectors: covering commercial, education, housing and industrial providing valuable recommendations at all stages on everything from smaller scale projects to larger mixed used schemes in excess of £220m.
High profile projects he has worked on include: The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre, a new rehabilitation facility for injured armed services personnel, the award winning Macallan Distillery featuring ingenious architecture and advanced technology as well as one of the most recognised buildings in Europe and the world The Shard.
Richard Pilsbury, Head of Cost Consultancy, BNP Paribas Real Estate says: “I’m very excited to join BNP Paribas Real Estate at this time and to play a leading role in growing this part of the business. Today’s building projects are more complex than ever before while expected delivery times are tighter and budgets more constrained. Minimising risks and getting things right from the very start are therefore increasingly important to clients and it’s where we can deliver value.”