Cushman & Wakefield recruits head of Manchester office

By Paul Norman - Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:14

Cushman & Wakefield has hired Ben Roberts as a Partner and Head of its Manchester office.

Roberts has over 20 years’ experience in the North West property market, particularly in Capital Markets working with institutions, property companies and private investors from the UK and overseas.

His expertise extends across the office, industrial, retail and residential sectors both on the agency side and as a principal.

In 2002 he established and ran Kenmore’s Manchester office buying assets in excess of £175m across all sectors.

More recently he has been running his own company, Torran Property Investment, a niche investment and asset management business. He started his career at CBRE before moving to Knight Frank, after graduating from Reading University.

Roberts was also involved in establishing the Investment Property Forum (IPF) in the North of England acting as Vice-Chairman for a number of years.

Digby Flower, UK CEO of Cushman & Wakefield said: “Ben has an exceptional track record in the North West of England and brings the skills, connections and experience required to spearhead the growth of our business in the region.”

Roberts commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity and I am delighted to be joining Cushman & Wakefield. I am looking forward to leading and expanding the Manchester team and confirming Cushman & Wakefield as a major commercial property advisor in the North West.”

pnorman@costar.co.uk

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