New appointments to IPF Midlands board

The Investment Property Forum in the Midlands has recruited two new board members – Kitty Patmore, from Barclays, and James Cubitt, of Colliers.

The appointments come at a time when the IPF is looking to attract “newer, younger property professionals”, an initiative entitled Next Generation.

Mrs Patmore and Mr Cubitt both hold senior positions within their respective organisations and are considered two of the rising stars of the region’s property scene.

Tim Hurdiss, IPF chairman in the Midlands, commented: “We are delighted with the positive response from Kitty and James not least because they have an extensive network of contacts within the younger surveyors, solicitors, bankers, accountants and other property professionals whom we are keen to attract.

“Also they offer new skills to the board as they come from valuation and banking backgrounds.

“They join us when the Midland IPF is extremely active – during the year we held a dozen events with even more seminars, receptions and site visits planned for 2013. Kitty and James have great enthusiasm, a slightly different perspective on issues and are already making a positive impact. I very much look forward to working with them.”

The duo’s arrival follows that of Darren Williamson, head of real estate at the Nottingham office of law firm Freeth Cartwright, who also recently became part of the Midlands board.

The IPF is a national professional body whose members include a range of influential property investors, developers, lenders, professionals and property focussed academics. Core activities of the IPF include research and education and networking events to improve the understanding and efficiency of property as an asset class.