DTZ has seen a boost in its Birmingham headcount after winning a huge new contract for a banking giant.
The Colmore Square-based firm has made 30 new appointments over the summer with more than half joining the office’s expanding Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) team after it was awarded a contract to manage the entire UK property portfolio for Barclays’ Global Retail Banking arm.
The appointments to the CREM team include Ruan Clemmitt who joins as financial controller, Martin Hurley as financial process manager, Philip Reynolds and Asha Kumari join as senior surveyors and Lisa Codling who joins as surveyor from Atisreal Group.
The Birmingham office’s CREM operation involves every aspect of property management from strategically planning and managing estates to ensuring that existing and future business needs are met, to dealing with a water leak from a neighbouring occupier.
William Clarke also joins the Portfolio Asset Management team as surveyor from Edward Symmons and will be working on the ING Property Income Industrial portfolio. The valuation team has appointed Paul Tarrant and Peter Carroll as surveyors.
James Carney also joins the team as surveyor from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
Ned Jones has joined the Birmingham investment team as associate director. Mr Jones, who was previously part of the office’s valuation and landlord and tenant team, will be responsible for developing investment market opportunities across the Midlands and South-west.
Jon Leedham, regional managing director at DTZ in Birmingham, said: “We are delighted to welcome the new members of these teams.
“The expansion to our Birmingham office reinforces our ability to provide global expertise combined with local knowledge.
“The new appointments will enable us to further strengthen our position in the market and ensure we continue to provide excellent service to our clients.”