Midlands chartered surveyors Johnson Fellows has strengthened its senior management team by appointing Angela Meisterics associate partner.
The firm promoted senior surveyor Miss Meisterics to the position within its management department at the Birmingham office in Newhall Street.
Partner Nick Wint said: “Since joining the company in 2007 Angela’s expertise and knowledge has helped develop the department and direction of the business as a whole, and her promotion is a reflection of this.
“Angela previously worked for a major property company in the USA and the skills she developed there have been of huge benefit to both Johnson Fellows and our clients.
“We were absolutely delighted when she joined us back then as we knew she had the ability and dedication to move through the business to a senior position very quickly.”
Miss Meisterics now heads up a team within the management department which deals with a wide range of properties throughout the country for clients including Tesco and other major retailers and investors.
She has been a member of the firm’s property management department for two years where she oversees a largely retail portfolio.
“I am thrilled to have been offered this position,” said Miss Meisterics.
“I am just delighted to be a part of a team which is constantly seeking to grasp new opportunities and there are several exciting projects in the pipeline.”
Elsewhere Alan Hayes, head of strategy and development for the Birmingham-based consulting division of support services company Amey, has joined the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) West Midlands Council.
Mr Hayes’ appointment builds on the work he has been doing with the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which he has been involved in since 2006. He has helped the chamber to win support for its regional growth initiatives from individuals in central and local government
Mr Hayes said: “The CBI has an essential part to play in helping to create the right conditions for the business community to thrive, which is particularly important in the present economic climate and I’m really pleased to be part of the organisation.
“I see it as a continuation of the work I have been doing with the Chamber of Commerce and I welcome the opportunity to work alongside a new network of people with similar interests.”
Amey currently employs about 1,400 people across the Midlands, including 700 in Birmingham.
Amey will open a flagship international design hub in Birmingham later this year. The hub, which is set to occupy two floors in Colmore Plaza in the city centre, will act as the base for the company’s consulting division, pulling together 250 staff who are already working in the city and creating up to 500 further jobs in the next two to three years.
Another well known property figure in the city has been promoted to a new role.
Faithful+Gould’s Kevin Hole, who has played a key role in helping to redevelop Birmingham’s city centre, has been made a director.
In his new role, Mr Hole, who has earned a strong reputation for his part in the redevelopment of Brindleyplace over the last 15 years, will be responsible for managing the company’s relationships with key clients within the commercial and residential sectors.
Mr Hole, who has been with project and cost management consultant Faithful+Gould for 23 years, said: “We firmly believe in the importance of focusing on our clients and delivering beyond expectations, and this will be core to my new role.
“Our skills and experience mean we are well placed to add value to our clients in the commercial and residential sector and help shape businesses for the future.”
Mr Hole is currently involved in the King’s Cross Central Project as well as a number of commercial projects in Manchester with developers Argent.