Four new directors

Four new directors

GVA James Barr has promoted four senior surveyors to associate director level.

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Glasgow-based Jenny Mitchell and Stuart Taylor along with Lewis Pentland and Will Sandwell in Edinburgh, have been be charged with developing new business opportunities in the recentlymerged company.

GVA merged its Scottish operations with James Barr in October in a deal which saw the creation of Scotland's third largest commercial property advisory by turnover.

Eric Forgie, chairman GVA James Barr, said of the new appointments: "Jenny Mitchell, Lewis Pentland, Will Sandwell and Stuart Taylor have all demonstrated their ability to take on additional responsibility within their respective teams whilst making a positive contribution to identifying new business opportunities. I anticipate all four new associates will be fully engaged in business activities to ensure the continued growth and development of the merged business."

Irwin goes to Cushman

CUSHMAN & Wakefield has expanded its retail team in Scotland with the appointment of Stewart Irwin.

Mr Irwin, who joins the firm from Whitelaw Baikie Figes in Glasgow, will be based in the Edinburgh office and assists with instructions across the country.

The appointment comes on the back of a successful year for the retail team, with new mandates and instructions such as Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness, Kingdom Centre in Glenrothes, Mercat Shopping Centre in Kirkcaldy, Belfast's Victoria Square and most recently, St Enoch Centre in Glasgow.

Stuart Moncur, head of national retail services at Cushman & Wakefield, said: "We are delighted to welcome Stewart to the team, he is a very ambitious individual with an abundance of enthusiasm and I am sure he will do a tremendous job.

"His appointment is a clear indication of the confidence we have, not only in the market, but also in our business.

Mr Irwin, a graduate of Heriot Watt University, Stewart joined Whitelaw Baikie Figes in 2011.

New DM Hall associate

CHARTERED surveyors DM Hall have appointed Michael MacLeod as an associate in their west of Scotland commercial team in Glasgow.

Mr MacLeod has been working in the firm's commercial department since graduating in 2005.

He has been charged with broadening the firm's client base as well as continuing to increase the existing workload and servicing ongoing commitments.

Graeme Todd, partner at DM Hall's Glasgow office, said: "Michael has demonstrated a remarkable dedication and commitment not only to his professional development, but to the values of the firm. He has seen some of the toughest markets the profession has ever experienced and, like the firm, he has come out of them stronger, fitter and ready for the challenges of the future."

WYG bolsters team

WYG, the global project management consultant, has made two key appointments at its Edinburgh offices.

Richard Phillips has joined as director and head of planning in Scotland and Lisa Russell as planning associates.

Mr Phillips has been a chartered town planner with almost 25 years' experience. He joins from Turley Associates, where he spent five years as director and was responsible for delivering planning advice for new store developments and other projects.

Ms Russell joins after nearly seven years at Rapleys Commercial Property and Planning Consultancy where she was involved in renewable energy, commercial and residential projects. Prior to Rapleys, she worked at Aberdeenshire Council on developing planning guidance for wind farms.