Firm beefs up division with appointment of urban regeneration expert

CBRE has brought in a former director from Manchester council to head up its strategic development business.

The real estate services and investment firm has hired Louise Wyman as its executive director for strategic development after she left the local authority this spring where she was responsible for leading its commercial property, housing, planning and regeneration teams.

Louise Wyman headshot

Louise Wyman will be based at CBRE’s Birmingham office

She was previously director of strategy and engagement at Homes England and part of the team that established the government’s housing agency in 2018.

While at Homes England, she was seconded to West Midlands Combined Authority to lead on design and development initiatives.

Speaking about Wyman’s appointment, CBRE executive director Adam Hetherington said: “Our public and private sector clients are increasingly seeking strategic advice around urban regeneration projects to drive economic recovery post covid-19.”

CBRE is expected to formally ink its deal for a 60% stake in construction consultancy Turner & Townsend later this autumn..

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