Pair of promotions at Avison Young and more property appointments news

Commercial property agency Avison Young has made two senior promotions in its Birmingham office.

Tesni Thacker has been promoted to director within the industrial team and Jennifer Price is also now a director in the rates management advisory team.

Ms Thacker leads a seven-strong cohort in the Birmingham office in a field which has seen a busy 12 months on the back of changing demand brought on by the coronavirus crisis.

Ms Price has worked for more than ten years at Avison Young, managing the local tax liabilities for clients across a wide variety of sectors including Mobile Broadband Network, NatWest and The Argyll Club.

Carl Potter, managing director at Avison Young in Birmingham, said: “We’re thrilled to make Tesni and Jennifer directors in our Birmingham office and extend our huge congratulations to them both on their promotions.

“Testament to their leadership and hard work, the past 12 months has seen their divisions achieve strong results, with their teams being instrumental in helping our clients respond to the pandemic, remain resilient and grow.”

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In other property appointment news, residential and commercial property developer Godwin has appointed Catherine Hems as its new senior communications manager in Birmingham.

Ms Hems has taken on a newly created role to lead Godwin’s communications and boost stakeholder engagement across a growing portfolio of residential and commercial projects.

She previously worked at communications consultancy New Century Media in London where she was an account director and supported a variety of property investor clients, financial service businesses and international companies.

Ms Hems has also worked at Instinctif Partners, where she specialised in capital markets communications, and studied Russian and international relations at the University of Birmingham.

Birmingham-based consultancy Acivico has appointed Ian Edwards as its first strategic property asset management director.

He has extensive experience of leading transformation programmes to replace or maintain property through a 25-year career in the built environment sector.

Mr Edwards provides services such as assurance around building safety and compliance, maximising building efficiency and highlighting opportunities for investment.

Black Country group London and Cambridge Properties has made a trio of promotions.

Barry Flint and Simon Eatough are now associate directors while Martin Wade has been made senior asset manager at its head office in Kingswinford.

From left: Martin Wade, Barry Flint and Simon Eatough, London and Cambridge Properties
From left: Martin Wade, Barry Flint and Simon Eatough, London and Cambridge Properties
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Birmingham property group Hortons’ Estate has made two promotions.

Steve Tommy is its new head of asset management and James Slater is now in charge of building surveying and development.

Mr Tommy is a chartered surveyor who joined Hortons’ Estate in 1996 as an estate manager.

Mr Slater has been part of the Hortons’ team since 2000 and worked on the long-running regeneration of the Grand Hotel in Colmore Row which has just reopened its doors after lying dormant for nearly 20 years.

Property and construction consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall has appointed Julian Henley as national head of public and civic sector, based at its Colmore Row office in Birmingham.

Mr Henley brings more than 20 years of experience in operational delivery, leadership, strategy and business development across public sector areas such as defence, housing, regeneration, water utilities and industrial.

Joining from global consulting and engineering business Wood, his previous clients include the Crown Commercial service, the Ministry of Defence, Homes England and numerous local authorities.

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