BNP Paribas Real Estate / Strutt & Parker hires development and planning specialist Caroline McDade

Caroline McDade

BNP Paribas Real Estate / Strutt & Parker has strengthened its Development & Planning team by appointing Caroline McDade as Head of Planning.

Caroline, who joins from Deloitte, takes on the leadership of a highly experienced planning team and will be responsible for growing the team as well as advising on every aspect of real estate development in London and the UK.

Through its Strutt & Parker brand, BNP Paribas Real Estate (BNPPRE) already enjoys a prominent position in the residential development and planning sector. Caroline’s 20 years plus of development and planning experience spans not only residential, but also large-scale regeneration, infrastructure and commercial schemes and will be invaluable as BNPPRE continues to build out its expertise on offer to clients across the wider commercial sector. She will be working particularly closely with Paul Nicholls, BNPPRE’s Head of London Development, Simon Kibblewhite, Head of National Development as well as the wider planning leadership group.

In her previous role as Director within the Real Estate Planning & Development Team at Deloitte and formerly a Partner at Drivers Jonas, Caroline advised clients, including institutional investors, landowners, developers and Government on the formulation of planning policy, complex planning strategies, the promotion of sites and planning due diligence.

Stephen Wolfe, Head of Commercial, BNP Paribas Real Estate said:
“Caroline has an impressive planning background, having led on large-scale development and infrastructure projects and will strengthen the depth of our business, allowing us to better support our clients across all asset classes throughout the UK and in London.

“Her appointment comes at a great time with the UK’s positive economic outlook, and the Government’s levelling-up agenda bringing back market confidence and boosting development activity. With Caroline’s wide expertise on large-scale projects, we have all the right capabilities to support our clients in this fast- changing environment to ensure projects can be delivered successfully.”

Caroline McDade said: “We are currently seeing a strong commitment from both clients and Government to build back better and there is a huge focus on delivering high quality sustainable development and supporting infrastructure. With ongoing reform to the planning system, our highly experienced team has the depth of expertise to navigate our clients through these changes.”