Quintet of new board members at Midlands IPF

L-R: Isobel Radford, Freeths; Haydn Cooper, Calthorpe Estates; Jonathan Devaney, Skylark Real Estate; Tim Rayner, Irwin Mitchell; Peter Wood, Real Estate Futures/Birmingham City University; Stafford Lancaster, Delancey; Richard Round, Lloyds Bank and Matt Hannah, Innes England

The Midlands branch of the Investment Property Forum has welcomed five new board members.

The new joiners are:

Haydn Cooper, chief executive officer at Calthorpe Estates

Haydn’s impressive CV includes senior posts at the Duchy of Cornwall, the Duchy of Lancaster, The Cadogan Estate and Grosvenor. At Calthorpe he is responsible for the property company’s 1,600 estate, including Edgbaston Village and the Edgbaston Medical Quarter, as well as the delivery of the £330million New Garden Square.

Adam Ramshaw, national head of consultancy service lines at Lambert Smith Hampton.

Adam has responsibility for the firm’s offices in Birmingham and the North and leads the investment agency in the Midlands.

Tim Rayner, partner and joint national head of real estate disputes at Irwin Mitchell.

Tim advises property investors and developers, retailers, occupiers and education providers and has particular experience in dilapidations claims.

Peter Wood, Real Estate Futures

Peter is a real estate investment specialist with a focus on Family Office JV structuring. In addition, he is a senior lecturer and doctoral researcher at Birmingham City University. He will be offering IPF members free seminars on various topics through the Property, Planning and Policies Research Cluster at BCU

Hapri Yorke-Brooks, senior associate director at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Hapri has more than 20 years experience in real estate and capital markets and was instrumental in setting up the IPF Midlands branch.

Richard Round, chairman of IPF Midlands, said: “The Midlands is a highly active region of the IPF. It’s great to have these local property big hitters on board to ensure our membership is fully represented and to help steer our successful networking events and seminar programme.

“The new members have a broad range of skills and experience and the board looks forward to the fresh ideas and greater reach their individual networks will bring.”