GBR Phoenix Beard Residential appoints Ian Williams

L-to-R-Simon-StanleyIan Williams has joined GBR Phoenix Beard Residential as an associate director following a prolonged period of growth within this part of the business. Ian will work alongside head of residential Simon Stanley, David Cannon and Dean Clarke, specifically on the firm’s expanding residential management client base.

Prior to joining GBR Phoenix Beard Residential, Ian ran an independent retail and facilities management company, and supported GBR Phoenix Beard Residential on its Dickens Heath (Solihull) and Velocity Village (Sheffield) mandates. He is also former Estates Manager for Parkridge Developments at Dickens Heath, and previously held senior positions in the retail sector with American Golf and Bon Marché.

Ian is looking forward to the new challenge of joining GBR Phoenix Beard Residential:

“This is an exciting new opportunity for me, and having been on the other side of the fence at Dickens Heath, I fully appreciate the importance of good managing agents to residents. My relationship with the team at GBR Phoenix Beard Residential is a longstanding one, and as such my transition into the company has been straightforward – I have been able to hit the ground running.”

Simon Stanley heads up GBR Phoenix Beard Residential:

“With a background in both in-house and consultancy roles, Ian’s experience brings an excellent fit to our business and our clients will benefit immensely. When we launched GBR Phoenix Beard Residential in March 2012 we set ambitious growth objectives for developing our client base. We are well on track with achieving these goals and Ian’s commitment to client service is an enormous asset to the business.”

GBR Phoenix Beard Residential has built up a sizeable practice in residential property management in the Midlands, and is retained to manage high profile schemes such as Islington Gates, Queens College Chambers, Britannic Park, Holliday Wharf, Southside and Westgate. Operating under the GBR Phoenix Beard Residential brand, the company has already extended its offering to complementary services such as land agency, development consultancy, property investment and recovery services. The residential management team operates nationally with Dean Clarke heading up operations in the London office.