Property consultancy Drivers Jonas is further expanding its team of associates in Birmingham with the appointment of Caroline Maryan, a specialist advisor in the development of brownfield sites.
She joins the property consultancy from Barton Willmore, Anglia, where she provided planning advice to national house builders and developers. As someone who has worked in both the public and private sectors - not to mention a number of regional projects - she is warmly welcomed by partner Gary Cardin at what he describes as an exciting time for the firm.
"Since the launch of Drivers Jonas in Birmingham in 1998, we have recruited a team of talented property professionals and now employ nearly 20 staff who work in three specialist teams, incorporating building, planning and professional," he tells Business Property Review.
"This is an exciting period for the firm as we continue to take on new business and extend our portfolio of clients. In the year ahead, we will be concentrating on consolidating and improving the high standard of service that our clients expect and I am in no doubt that Caroline's experience, both regionally and nationally, will further strengthen DJ?s quality planning consultancy team."
Caroline's local experience includes producing planning appraisals on behalf of Taylor Woodrow, advising on the development potential of numerous sites in Birmingham and Worcester, and representing Bryant Homes in preparing the Bridgnorth Urban Capacity Study.
She shares the sense of excitement about her appointment as an associate in the planning and development division, saying: "I am pleased to be joining Drivers Jonas at a time when the established Birmingham office continues to build on its enviable reputation since launching five years ago.
"I am particularly looking forward to expanding my involvement and expertise in project management, especially in the redevelopment of large sites and keen to have the opportunity to continue working in the Midlands - an exciting area for redevelopment - which will enable me to further apply my knowledge and skills in the urban regeneration process."