The Birmingham office of real estate advisory firm DTZ has made eight new appointments from a host of rival agencies across the city.
The octet all work in the consultancy's rating and property management teams at its office in Colmore Square.
Peter Fullam, James Potter, Tom Green, Lewis Rollason and Ian Forrester have been appointed to the national rating team while Oliver Bates, Paul Reynolds and Jonathan Browning have all joined the EMEA property management team.
Mr Fullam joins as associate director from FHP Property Consultants and will be responsible for managing key clients and providing business rates advice via traditional appeals.
Tom Green and James Potter are senior business rates managers, moving from Colliers International, while Lewis Rollason joins as a business rates manager, also from Colliers.
They will be responsible for the rates management of various client portfolios undertaking historic rates audits, financial rates management and rates mitigation.
Ian Forrester has been recruited to the rating team as a property referencer from Ruddle Merz where he spent nine years.
His role will entail providing specialist support to the national rating team, including site surveys and site referencing.
Oliver Bates is a new member of the global occupier services team as a senior surveyor from CBRE and will co-ordinate the day-to-day activities of a team dealing with the property management of over 800 Royal Mail properties.
Joining from the Midcounties Co-operative where he was a property manager, Paul Reynolds is now a senior surveyor in the portfolio asset management team and will provide professional management and asset management services to Calthorpe Estates.
Completing the new appointments is surveyor Jonathan Browning who has been hired from Birmingham Property Services, the in-house consultancy for Birmingham City Council.
His role will entail managing 400 properties as part of the Standard Life SIPP contract, by providing a full property management function, arrears management, managing lease events and applications for consent.
Jon Leedham, international director and head of DTZ's Birmingham office, said: "DTZ's commitment to growth in Birmingham allows us to continue to service our very strong client base at a local level but with the strength of DTZ's national and international reputation as leaders in the market to support this growth.
"As the market becomes more favourable, we have adopted an ambitious growth agenda and I am delighted to announce the recruitment of these key people to our business across a diverse range of skills."