Ask Real Estate strengthens development team

L-R: Sarah Woodmansey, Jamie Hills, Harry Rodick

Ask Real Estate Limited has appointed Sarah Woodmansey as development executive.

Sarah joins from Keir Group where she specialised in development management on a number of high profile schemes across the north.

As part of Ask’s development team, Sarah will work on the current portfolio supporting the delivery of Viadux in Manchester city centre and Gateshead Quays on Tyneside. As the company’s expansion plans continue she will also be responsible for future pipeline schemes.

In a further move Jamie Hills has been promoted to development director. Jamie who has been a core member of the Ask Real Estate team since 2011 leads on many of the company’s flagship schemes including Embankment and No8 First Street which have attracted major occupiers including WSP, Odeon, Gazprom and Swinton Insurance to Manchester.

Also supporting the team this year is graduate placement Harry Rodick who has recently completed his final year studies at The University of Sheffield.

Commenting on the changes managing director John Hughes said: “Sarah joins us at a very exciting time for the company as we continue to explore opportunities in cities across the north as well as driving forward with the delivery of our current live projects. She has gained good experience since graduating and will be a key member of the team as we move forward with our future plans.”

He continues: “We’re also really pleased to announce Jamie’s promotion to development director. Jamie is a valued and well respected member of the team and has been instrumental in enabling us to deliver some of the city’s landmark commercial developments over recent years.”

A graduate of the University of Sheffield and a qualified member of the RICS, Sarah was last year appointed as a Member of the External Advisory Board of the Geography Department at the University of Sheffield. where she advises on the internal organisation of the department and contributes to formulating the strategy on teaching and research.