Planning consultancy Quod has boosted its Leeds office with a new senior appointment.
James Podesta has joined the firm as an associate from land company Gladman Developments, where he was planning manager.
He previously worked as an associate director and team leader of the planning and development team at consultancy GVA and prior to that as an associate director in the planning team at rival firm CBRE, both in Leeds.
Podesta has a bachelor’s degree in land use planning and development from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Although recently focusing on strategic land development, Podesta has worked on industrial, commercial and retail projects, residential development and detailed strategic policy representations.
Tim Waring, director in charge of Quod’s Leeds office said that the firm had made the appointment due to the “rising regional economy”.
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