Will Ventham appointed to head CBRE’s Birmingham office

15 September 2021

CBRE has appointed Will Ventham as head of its Birmingham office.  

He joined the property consultancy in 2001, progressing to his most recent role as head of the Midlands office agency team. 

Well known for advising on some of the region’s highest profile office developments, including Paradise, Arena, Brindleyplace, 55 Colmore Row and Blythe Valley Park, and working alongside Hermes, MEPC, IM Properties and Hines, Will will continue to advise key clients in addition to steering the Birmingham office, which employs more than 100 at its Temple Row HQ. 

Will takes over from Martin Guest, who has been head of office since 2005. 

Will said: “The Birmingham office has gone from strength to strength under Martin’s leadership and I look forward to taking the helm, building on our success and leading and supporting our fantastic young, diverse and talented team.

“As markets continue to recover there will be significant opportunity to grow and develop our existing team and to welcome new talent on board.”

Martin Guest will now focus on his role as regional managing director of CBRE’s Midlands and South business, which includes the Birmingham, Bristol and Southampton offices. 

He said: “I have worked alongside Will for 20 years and have been privileged to watch his progression through the business. He is a highly respected and knowledgeable adviser and a popular member of the CBRE family. 

“Will has proven his leadership skills in a number of areas across the business and I am pleased to hand over the Birmingham reigns as the city enters a further period of growth aligned with the Commonwealth Games and the arrival of HS2.”