CBRE expands planning teams

Written by: Jim Dunton
Published on: 17 Apr 2014

CBRE new recruits

Global property specialist CBRE has expanded its planning team with new appointments in London and Scotland in response to increasing workloads.

The firm told Planning it had appointed three new planners in its London office, one of whom is a replacement for a planner transferring to Edinburgh to take up a newly-created role.

Isabel Keppel (pictured left) joins from AECOM, where she was a planning consultant working on detailed planning applications for urban extensions and residential sites in London.

Sophie Lee (right) joins from Peter Brett Associates where she was a planning consultant.

Alex Harrison joins from Chelmsford City Council, where he was a planning officer.

One of the posts was created by Samantha Jackson's move from CBRE’s London office to Edinburgh to assist with a growing pipeline of work.

Emma Davies, CBRE’s managing director of planning, said the firm had witnessed a real upturn in work in recent months, particularly in Aberdeen and London.

“There’s quite a lot of commercial and residential activity in Aberdeen, while in London we’ve been receiving enquiries relating to large residential schemes, and also quite a large number of commercial and mixed-use schemes too,” she said.

“It’s always relatively busy in London, but we’re certainly seeing signs of further growth.”

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