Seven new staff appointments have been made at the Birmingham office of global commercial property specialist Colliers, following an exceptionally active period.
The Investment Property Management (IPM) and Accurates teams have each made three appointments, and the Valuation and Advisory Services team has also recruited a new team member.
James Cubitt, the head of Colliers’ Birmingham Office, said: “We provide a comprehensive range of professional services, and the pandemic has meant these have been in greater demand than ever before.
“The first quarter of 2021 has been our busiest ever as an office, and follows an exceptionally active year in 2020 when the office maintained its turnover levels in line with 2019 performance. Our IPM, Rating and Valuation teams played a key part in this achievement, together with our industrial team
“These seven new appointments to the Birmingham office will be integral to enabling us to continue providing the highest level of service, amid increasing demand from clients navigating a time of unprecedented challenges.”
The three new recruits in the IPM team are Nick Yates, who joins as an Associate Director from Savills; Paul Blennerhassett, senior surveyor, who was previously at Bruton Knowles; and Kirsten Hald, estates assistant, who also joins from Bruton Knowles.
The three new joiners in the Accurates team, which specialises in business rates auditing, are Terry Darby, compliance and audit manager, who joins from Cushman and Wakefield; David Bayliss, compliance and audit assistant, who previously worked at Daniel Thwaites PLC; and Billie-Jo Edge, compliance and audit assistant, who joins from BST Supplies & Co Ltd.
In addition, Lauren De Courcy has been appointed as a senior surveyor in the Valuation and Advisory Services team. She previously worked at Lambert Smith Hampton, and before that at Bruton Knowles.
James Cubitt added that he anticipated that further appointments would be made in the Birmingham office of Colliers in coming months.
“The Birmingham office of Colliers is already the company’s biggest regional UK office, with a staff of around 120, but instructions have been increasing at such a pace that it is likely that the team will need to be expanded further,” he said.