Regional role for CBRE’s Alan Klein

Alan Klein has been promoted to head of CB Richard Ellis’ regional lease consultancy team.

Alan is a senior director at CBRE and heads up the lease consultancy business in Birmingham. He joined the firm in 1995, heading up the landlord, tenant and valuation team, before taking on his current role. Today, he manages a team of eight people, across leasing and rating.

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Northern coup for Mills & Reeve

Law firm Mills & Reeve LLP has been named as a legal adviser to the University of Manchester.

The firm joins the University’s legal panel for the first time, alongside incumbents Pinsent Masons and Eversheds.

The Mills & Reeve advisory team is led by Birmingham-based partner Nick Abbott (employment specialist) and barrister Richard Sykes (education and public law). They will be supported by 140 lawyers from the firm’s University Business Group. Continue reading

Open house at St Paul’s Place

Welcome to St Paul's Place - developer opens doors in series of public open days

Chord (St Paul’s Place) Ltd has announced a series of open days at its St Paul’s Place development in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The developer is to open the doors at the £35m 148-apartment scheme for four extended weekends over the summer.

To date, viewings at St Paul’s Place have been by appointment only, through sole agents Savills. Continue reading

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. strengthens industrial capability in the UK with purchase of M3

L-R: Andrew Meikle, Nick Waddington, Richard Meering and Martin Guest

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) today announced the acquisition of M3 Agency LLP (M3), a leading industrial and logistics real estate services specialist in the United Kingdom (UK). The acquisition of M3 represents a significant step in the development of CBRE’s industrial services offering in the UK and across Europe.

M3 is regarded as the leading industrial real estate advisory specialist in the UK, with offices in London, Birmingham and Sheffield. M3 advises global clients on the investment, funding, occupancy, leasing and development of industrial properties. Continue reading

New man at the helm for Deloitte

Deloitte’s new Midlands practice senior partner Chris Loughran (right) with Richard Edwards, who is stepping down after five years at the helm

One of Birmingham’s most senior business figures is stepping down after more than five years at the helm of Deloitte, the leading professional services firm.

Richard Edwards, who heads up the firm’s Midlands practice, which includes offices in Birmingham, Nottingham and Cambridge, will step down as Midlands practice senior partner (PSP) in June and will retire from the firm in November. Continue reading

Dodworth named Young Chartered Accountant of the Year

Jonathan Dodworth has been awarded the prestigious title of Young Chartered Accountant of the Year in the West Midlands.

Jonathan, 34, a director at business advisory firm Deloitte, collected the award at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales’ (ICAEW) annual awards, which was held at the Botanical Gardens on Monday 10 May.

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First new build offices in Brum this year go to market

New office space at 40 St Paul's Place, overlooking the scheme's central courtyard.

Property developer Chord has released 25,400 sq ft/2,360 sq m of new office space at its 40 St Paul’s Square scheme in the Jewellery Quarter.

The first new build office accommodation to be completed in Birmingham city centre this year, the space is available on the ground and first floors of the mixed-use scheme overlooking St Paul’s Square. The development offers the biggest floor plates in the Jewellery Quarter. Continue reading