CBRE bolsters Operational Real Estate team

L-R: Will Ventham, Charles Jones, and Phil Schmid

Charles Jones has joined CBRE’s Operational Real Estate team in Birmingham.

He will spearhead the growth of the global real estate advisor’s hotels and licensed brokerage activities in the Midlands and South region.

Charles, who joins CBRE as a director, has more than ten years’ experience in the sector, having worked for a number of national property firms, including Lambert Smith Hampton. In his new role, he will focus on hotel and public house mid-market transactions in the regional market, providing disposal and acquisition advice to private and corporate clients on single and multi-asset transactions.

Will Ventham, head of CBRE Birmingham, said: “Whilst the regional hotel and pub trade has been able to call on our national network, it’s great to have a dedicated broker based here in the heart of the country.

Charles will be supported by Anne Walsh from our Hotels consultancy team, Paul Barrasford from our Hotels Investment Properties team and Tom-Holt-Wilson in valuation, along with Katie Horton, who has joined the wider team having recently qualified as a surveyor.”

Charles said: “CBRE gives me the opportunity to join an internationally recognised leader in the real estate and hotels markets, as we seek to capitalise on rising demand for mid-market opportunities. I can already see what the benefits of a larger dedicated national business will bring to the region and our client base. The breadth of services, depth of knowledge and joined up thinking across sectors and offices is exciting and something I am looking forward to building on in the region.”

Phil Schmid, lead director for Midlands & South OPRE, said: “Charles is a key hire for our OPRE team as we look to cement our position as the advisor of choice in the hotels, pubs, care homes and senior living sectors across the Midlands & South. His experience is a great addition to the current team and the services we can offer to clients in the region.”