CBRE NI primed for future growth with six new appointments

CBRE NI managing director Brian Lavery (foreground) with new hires (from left) Martin O’Hara, Bryony Cowell, Dara McPeake, Michelle Stephenson and Tighearnan O’Neill

COMMERCIAL property agency CBRE has appointed six new employees and made a number of promotions at its Northern Ireland operations following a period of significant growth and expansion.

It comes as part of its commitment to investing in the business following a management buy-out of the firm from CBRE UK at the beginning of this year.

Martin O'Hara, Tighearnan O'Neill and Dara McPeake have joined the firm's building consultancy, general agency and property and facilities management divisions respectively as graduate surveyors.

At the same time, Michelle Stephenson, Bryony Cowell and Timothy Johnston have been appointed to the Property Management team in a range of business support roles.

CBRE NI managing director Brian Lavery who led the MBO alongside Robert Ditty and Gerard McCann - says the appointments and promotions highlight the management team's commitment to the ongoing growth and success of the firm.

“When we announced plans for the management buy-out, we pledged to invest in the future of CBRE NI by adding significantly to the staff headcount, and I'm thrilled we've already done so in a short space of time with these six new recruits,” he said.

“We are committed to developing talent and creating opportunities for graduates in this firm, particularly as we move into the post-covid phase.

“I'm also delighted to confirm we've made a number of senior-level promotions, ensuring we retain the wealth of experience and expertise across our entire multi-disciplinary team.

“All of the individuals who have been promoted are exceptional in their field and are essential in our commitment to delivering a best-in-class team to our clients and key stakeholders.”

Tracy Flannigan has been promoted to senior director in professional and consultancy services, while Gavin Elliott and Andrew Coggins have become senior directors in the investment properties team.

Eamon Butler and Paddy Henry have taken up new roles as directors in the property and facilities management department and Stuart Magill takes up a new role as associate director in project management and building consultancy.

Mr Lavery added: “The restructuring in Belfast has given us more autonomy over the running of the business, whilst at the same time retaining the benefits of being part of the world's largest commercial real estate consultancy, which has global research and expert business insights at its disposal.”

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