Commercial property firm Shortland Penn + Moore has opened its first Birmingham office.

The consultancy firm, which was founded 12 years ago, has opened an office on Colmore Row.

Shortland Penn + Moore is based in Coventry but increasing levels of work in Birmingham, particularly in investment, has prompted the expansion.

Jonathan Moore, who joined Shortland Penn + Moore after seven years on the investment team of DTZ in Birmingham, said: “We have been undertaking more and more work with Birmingham based clients for the last year or so and feel it is important we have a permanent presence in the city centre.

“Much of that work has been in the investment field and I have extensive experience and knowledge of the Birmingham market having worked there for ten years previously.

“We are also on the valuation panels of the majority of lenders and are offering a full range of professional work to our clients and potential clients in the Birmingham area.”