C&W appoints Paul Mellor as head of valuation in Birmingham
6 Sep, 2007, Birmingham, UK
Cushman & Wakefield announced today that it has appointed Paul Mellor as a partner and head of valuation for its new Birmingham operation. He joins the firm from AtisReal where he was also head of valuation.
Paul Mellor is the latest recruit to Cushman & Wakefield’s new office in Birmingham and joins Scott Rutherford who joined from Colliers CRE as head of office agency, and Robert Alston and Stephen Nock who joined as retail partners following the purchase of their own firm Alston Nock.
Paul will be part of the national valuation team headed by Rupert Dodson.
Paul has 17 years’ experience in the Birmingham and Midlands real estate market and currently heads an AtisReal team of five. His experience is across all commercial sectors in valuation; for secured lending and company accounts; acting for all of the major high street and specialist property lenders and major UK financial institutions; and strategic advice to land owning companies and developers, local authorities, regional development agencies and urban regeneration companies. He has advised on several major city centre office investments and development schemes.
Prior to AtisReal he was a partner at Donaldsons from March 2005 and worked for Chesterton from 1994.
Cushman & Wakefield aims to establish a leading full service regional office in Birmingham and expects to announce further significant appointments in the coming months. The expansion is being overseen by Cushman & Wakefield’s chairman of UK regional offices and EMEA board member Adrian Hill. For its office it has agreed to take the 8,800 sq ft fifth floor at Resolution Asset Management’s 9 Colmore Row in the city’s prime pitch. The firm is following its successful launch strategy into Manchester by again pursuing a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.
Adrian Hill, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Paul will be a great asset within both our national valuation team and the Birmingham office. We are confident that with a dedicated Birmingham office able to leverage our leading European and global platform, we will become a driving force in this increasingly important market.”
Cushman & Wakefield has been an active player in the region in recent years with numerous successes including: advising The Carlyle Group on £150 million acquisition of Colmore Plaza; advising Arlington and Birmingham City Council prior to being appointed letting agents on Ventureeast; advising the Birmingham Alliance (a partnership between Hammerson plc, Henderson Global Investors (now the Pearl Group Ltd) and Land Securities plc) on the Bullring where the firm is joint letting agent and advising on the disposal of the Browns Lane Jaguar site.
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Notes to Editors:
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