Trio of appointments for DTZ Manchester

DTZ has announced three new appointments to its Manchester office.

James Worthington joins as Senior Surveyor in Residential, Rebecca Sowerbutts as a Consultant in Planning and Harriet Smith as Graduate Consultant in to its Development Consulting team.

Previously an Associate Director with Eddisons and Surveyor at Paribas Real Estate, James joins the Residential team to undertake residential viability studies, land agency valuations and private rental consultancy. He will work with clients such as housebuilders, banks and investors. This will enable the team to expand on its residential offering to key clients.

Rebecca joins the Planning team to assist in the delivery of planning consultancy service across the north west with a specific focus on servicing DTZ’s Royal Mail Group, Education Funding Agency, and Land Registry Property Framework instructions. In addition to this, Rebecca will be working closely with the Residential Agency team at DTZ Manchester to advise on planning matters in relation to disposal and delivery of residential development proposals. Rebecca was previously an Assistant Planner at Knights LLP. She has a diverse range of experience across various sectors including office uses, hotel and leisure, sports stadia and residential.

Harriet Smith has joined the Development Consulting team from Hollins Strategic Land. In response to strong demand for DTZ’s comprehensive residential market analysis reports, she will assist the team in providing detailed property market research and analysis in supporting both private and public sector clients to deliver complex regeneration and development projects across the north west. She will also support the Development Consulting team’s public sector strategy work, including market assessments, strategic planning and development advice, development appraisals, economic appraisals and site assessments.

Derek Nesbitt, Residential Director at DTZ North West in Manchester comments: “I am delighted that James, Rebecca and Harriet have chosen to join us at DTZ. As activity levels and opportunities increase in the sector, their appointments will grow our residential, development consulting and planning team to 13. Growth of the team is crucial to meet the requirements of an expanding project portfolio across a number of key sectors, including residential, higher education, public sector, and corporate occupiers. These appointments match with DTZ’s growth ambitions at a regional, national and international level, and grows DTZ’s residential, planning and development consultancy capability further.”