One of the most prominent figures in Birmingham's commercial property community has moved across the city to a new role with a rival agency.
David Smeeton was head of office with Colliers International in Brindleyplace for nine years, having spent 19 years in total with the consultancy.
He has now joined Cushman & Wakefield in Colmore Row as senior director and head of investment.
Mr Smeeton has worked on several significant deals in Birmingham including Hines Global's acquisition of Brindleyplace from Argent in 2010, Hines and Ballymore's buyout of Two Snowhill in 2011 and the building's subsequent sale to M&G for £150 million three years later.
Bringing over 25 years of real estate experience, Mr Smeeton joins investment associate directors James Bladon and Justin Quibell and will lead the Birmingham team with a continued focus on capitalising on the strong regional investment and development markets.
Jon Leedham, head of Midlands, South West and Wales, said: "David joins a very successful team in Birmingham which has been responsible for some of the biggest investment deals in the city in the last year, including The Green in Solihull.
"I am confident his breadth and depth of experience will be of great benefit to all our clients and will complement the strong talent that currently exists in the team."
Commenting on the appointment, Mr Smeeton said: "Cushman & Wakefield is one of the leading advisers in the region and I am looking forward to developing our strategic investment advice to clients at a time of exciting and dynamic growth."
Mr Smeeton was reported to have left Colliers International in January but has been on gardening leave since that time as the agency searches for his replacement.
No announcement has yet been made by Colliers as to who will lead its Birmingham office.
Last September, Cushman & Wakefield merged with DTZ and now operates under the C&W brand.