People case study

People case study

2010/11 Key priority: Supporting our strategic priorities

Building our
team
to support
growth

Since the rights issue in the summer of 2009 we have invested over £370 million and have begun our near-term development programme of over 2.2 million sq ft. To support this growth and enable us to take advantage of future opportunities, the individuals on these pages have joined the Group over the last 18 months adding further strength to our top-rated team.

“Securing planning permission for an additional two floors on our Blackfriars scheme has improved the profitability of the development.”

Warwick Hunter Development Manager

“I work on developing our strategy for the letting of our future developments.”

Simon Rowley Leasing Manager

“I have been primarily responsible for progressing our Wigmore Street and Fetter Lane developments.”

James Shipton Development Manager

“My role has been to ensure GPE management standards are achieved at 35 Portman Square.”

David Shepherd Building Manager

“Working with Crossrail to ensure timely delivery of our Hanover Square site has been challenging.”

Mashood Asraf Project Manager

“Ensuring our service KPIs are met and improving our contractors’ waste management processes are my main objectives.”

Chris Donker Assistant Facilities Manager

“My main focus has been the planning submission of our Hanover Square Masterplan and restructuring our development agreement with Crossrail.”

David Farries Development Manager

“I have been reviewing how we can create asset management opportunities at 35 Portman Square and maximise occupancy at Park Crescent.”

Laurie Low Asset Manager

“My main priority has been maintaining income and ensuring vacant possession in advance of the refurbishment of our Piccadilly Estate.”

Rob Russell-Smith Asset Manager

“My primary responsibility is the repositioning of our Great Star Partnership assets.”

Gordon Drysdale Investment Manager

“I have had day-to-day responsibility for the acquisitions of 73/77 Oxford Street and 20 St James’s Street.”

Sarah Brennan Investment Manager