CBRE NI primed for future growth with six new appointments

Commercial real estate agency CBRE NI has announced the appointment of six new employees as well as a number of promotions following a period of significant growth and expansion.

Martin O’Hara, Tighearnan O’Neill and Dara McPeake have joined the real estate firm’s Building Consultancy, General Agency and Property and Facilities Management divisions respectively as graduate surveyors. Meanwhile, Michelle Stephenson, Bryony Cowell and Timothy Johnston have been appointed to the Property Management team in a range of business support roles.


The move is part of CBRE NI’s commitment to investing in the business following a management buy-out of the firm from CBRE UK at the beginning of this year.

The management team, which is led by Brian Lavery, Robert Ditty and Gerard McCann, arranged an agreed structure which allows for operational flexibility, whilst being able to retain its position as an affiliate of CBRE.

CBRE NI Managing Director Brian Lavery said that the recent appointments and promotions highlight the management team’s commitment to the ongoing growth and success of the firm.

“When we announced our plans regarding the management buy-out, we pledged to invest in the future of CBRE NI by adding significantly to the staff headcount, and I am thrilled that we have already done so in a short space of time with six new recruits. We are committed to developing talent and creating opportunities for graduates in this firm, particularly as we move into the post-covid phase.

“I am also delighted to confirm that we have made a number of senior-level promotions, ensuring we retain the wealth of experience and expertise across our entire multi-disciplinary team. All of the individuals who have been promoted are exceptional in their field and are essential in our commitment to delivering a best-in-class team to our clients and key stakeholders.”

Tracy Flannigan has been promoted to senior director in Professional and Consultancy Services, while Gavin Elliott and Andrew Coggins have become senior directors in the Investment Properties team.

Furthermore, Eamon Butler and Paddy Henry have taken up new roles as directors in the Property and Facilities Management department and Stuart Magill takes up a new role as associate director in Project Management and Building Consultancy.

“The restructuring of the Belfast office has given us more autonomy over the running of the business, whilst at the same time retaining the benefits of being part of the world’s largest commercial real estate consultancy, which has global research and expert business insights at its disposal,” Mr Lavery added.

“We are proud to have such a breadth of talent across our entire team of commercial real estate agents and business support professionals in the Belfast office.”

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