Global real estate advisor CBRE has announced that Jonathan Stoddart has been promoted to Head of London Planning and Iain Jenkinson to Head of National Planning. Both Jonathan and Iain will oversee the growth of the Planning team as the team broadens its capabilities and grows its market share.

Jonathan is based in the firm’s London West End office and has been at CBRE for over 8 years. He has a breadth of experience in managing large, complex mixed-use projects through the planning and development process, predominantly in London and the South East.

Based in Manchester, Iain will lead the team’s strategic planning capabilities and development advisory services. Iain’s experience and passion, is in advising on mixed use and city centre commercial developments with a particular specialism in providing the town planning and funding advice to unlock complex developments. He is Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) and an eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

At the same time, the firm has appointed Will Lingard as a Senior Director in the London Planning team. Will joins the firm in June from Turley and is the second senior hire in the team in recent months, following the arrival of Senior Director Lorraine Hughes in November. Will’s hire builds on the seven Senior Directors in the Planning team who continue to drive the business forward, together with Emma Davies as Executive Director.

Will has extensive experience of negotiating planning consents for complex redevelopment projects throughout London. His background in both the public and private sectors has been principally focussed upon providing strategic advice for design-led urban planning projects across a wide range of sectors. He has a specific interest in dealing with challenging and sensitive development sites.

Prior to Turley, Will also worked as a Senior Planning Officer for the City of Westminster.

Jonathan Stoddart and Iain Jenkinson commented: “We look forward to taking on new challenges and building on the success of the Planning team to date. We will continue to invest in new talent in line with client demand. There are already several new hires in the pipeline for 2017, in what we anticipate will be a busy and dynamic year.”