CBRE Promotes 14 In Birmingham

08 August 2023

CBRE, the global real estate advisor, has made seven senior-level promotions at its office in Birmingham.

Anne Walsh, Richard Connolly and Richard Brown have been promoted to senior director, while Raj Bains (Operational Real Estate), Ross Jones (Building Consultancy) and Luke Thacker (Industrial & Logistics) have made the step up to director. 

Anne Walsh joined CBRE’s Hotel Advisory team in 2015, with a focus on the regional UK hotel sector. She advises private and public sector clients on all stages of a hotel’s lifecycle, from inception through to trading.

Richard Connolly joined CBRE’s Valuation team in 2006. He specialises in commercial property valuations for a range of clients, including major banks and lenders, institutional funds and property companies.

Richard Brown is a member of CBRE’s national Planning and Development team, based in Birmingham. He has worked in planning for more than 20 years, both in the public and private sectors, 
with a particular specialism in complex infrastructure projects and large-scale city centre regeneration schemes.

In addition to the senior promotions, Beth Pywell and Dan White have been promoted to associate director; Louise Peart and Toni Sohpal to senior surveyor; Sam Shaw and Kim Lewis to surveyor and Melissa Marton to personal assistant. 

Will Ventham, head of CBRE Birmingham, has also been made up to executive director. He said: “This latest round of promotions demonstrates the strength and breadth of talent we have at CBRE, at all levels of the career spectrum, from surveyors to senior directors. 

“Whilst it’s important to recognise and reward the efforts of those at a senior level, it’s equally important to be nurturing talent at a more junior level, and I’m pleased we have struck that balance with the promotions we have made.”