Gary heads up the Planning and Development team at CBRE, where he is responsible for a wide range of clients including private sector developers and investors, public sector bodies and local authorities. He is actively involved in a wide range of complex project work covering regeneration, town centre development and commercial planning advice. He is experienced in the working and requirements of the statutory planning system including the preparation of development appraisals, commercial planning advice, the submission and negotiation of applications and planning appeals. Expert witness work, public inquiries, environmental assessments, urban capacity studies, employment studies are also undertaken. Gary is the Chair of the Colmore Business District. As Chair, he takes a keen interest in the strategic direction of the BID leading the Business Matters Working Group and ensuring through board meetings that the Directors comply and deliver on the overall objectives of the Business Improvement District. Gary was past Chair of Birmingham Forward (now BPS Leaders). He is also a Board Director of Birmingham Opera Company.