CBRE Continues To Strengthen Northern Planning Team

Following the recent appointment of Chris Argent as Planning Director from GVA, CBRE announces the appointment of James Sheppard as Associate Director and the promotion of Bernadette McQuillan to Planning Director.

As recently reported, Iain Jenkinson will also be joining the Manchester office later this year as Senior Director.The strategic appointments are designed to significantly enhance the multi-disciplinary offer which the CBRE Manchester office can provide to clients by integrating planning, development, investment and commercial agency advice. The appointments are part of an ambitious expansion to position CBRE as the leading commercial planning and development team across the North.

James Sheppard will primarily focus on large mixed-use commercial schemes having worked on a number of major city centre developments in Manchester, Chester and Stoke-on-Trent as well as the Omega strategic site in Warrington.

Bernadette McQuillan’s promotion to Director reflects her leadership of the CBRE Planning team over recent years. She continues to work for major landowners and developers including Schroders, United Utilities, Taylor Wimpey, and Countryside Properties.

James said:
“I am delighted to be joining the CBRE team in Manchester. It is a move which provides me with greater exposure to a wide variety of institutional funds, investors and developers. The ‘client first’ focus provides a perfect platform to deliver high profile schemes in an increasingly confident market. I am very much looking forward to the opportunities this move to CBRE presents.”

Bernadette said:‘It is fantastic to be part of a successful team with significant ambitions for growth. The team has a proven track record in advising on major high profile development schemes across the North and the recent senior appointments will significantly increase our market prominence."

John Ogden
‘James is the second of three strategic appointments within the planning consultancy team designed to bolster our already-strong market leading team and enable us to provide truly integrated commercial advice to meet all our client expectations and requirements. The team enjoyed a successful 2014 and we are incredibly excited to be launching our enhanced team to our valued, and varied, client base. The feedback from key clients regarding the appointments has been exceptionally positive with all recognising that CBRE’s multi-disciplinary proposition is unrivalled. We do however have further ambitions to grow and look forward to announcing other additions to the office in due course’.
John Ogden