People and Companies: Bidwells strengthen Oxford-Cambridge Arc team

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Helen Moore (pictured left) has been appointed managing director at Orbit Homes and will be responsible for the operational delivery of all developments across the business.

Strategic planner Nigel Hawkey (pictured second from left) has joined Bidwells to support the delivery of Oxfordshire’s growth strategy. He joins as a divisional partner and will lead the firm’s planning team across the Oxford end of the Arc, focusing on strategic residential and mixed-use regeneration.

Knight Frank has appointed senior surveyor Emma Cowlrick (pictured second from right) to its commercial property team in the South West. She previously worked at Carter Jonas.

Lovell has appointed Jake Gresswell (pictured right) as head of land and development to lead its expansion in the southern region.

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed partner Ben O’Connor to head its public sector advisory team in Bristol. He will be responsible for the delivery of key public sector contracts in the South West and South Wales.

CS2 has appointed Russell Bennett as head of office for its northern operation based in Manchester. He has more than 30 years’ industrial experience and worked on the redevelopment of New Covent Garden Market.

Orchard Street Investment Management has promoted Dana Eisner to partner.

RPS has appointed Simon Chapman as a director of town planning in its London office. He is experienced in advising on the delivery of mixed-use developments, 22f5 including residential and healthcare proposals.

Estate agency Sequence has appointed Nicole Shipperley as new homes investment manager to optimise outcomes for both developers and investors.

Michael Nagelberg, managing director in Blackstone’s Real Estate division, has moved to the London office from New York. He joins the real estate debt strategies team led by Michael Zerda.

AEW has appointed Karin Doppelbauer as technical development manager for logistics in the German and Dutch markets.

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has appointed Hema Selvaraj as director to lead its innovation team. Selvaraj’s remit is to identify and implement innovation across its London and regional portfolio.

Chestertons has appointed Maya Vershinina as lettings manager at its Hyde Park office.

Mayfair Capital Investment Management has hired Tim Munn from CBRE Global Investors as chief investment officer. He will join the business in 2020.

Wyldecrest Parks has appointed Kevin Norman as head of acquisitions with responsibility for securing land and existing park sites across the UK.

Audley Group has appointed Martin Gorman as a senior land manager responsible for identifying and acquiring sites.

Justin Kenworthy and Nick Paterson-Neild have been made partners at Barton Willmore.

Hartnell Taylor Cook has recruited associate director Miranda Anglais and mechanical and engineering specialist Steven Shaw to its London team.

M&G Real Estate has promoted Marc Reijnen to the new role of head of investment and asset management for its continental European business.

National property law firm Davitt Jones Bould has appointed former CBRE director Nick Martel as a non-executive director; Nigel Heilpern, previously at King & Spalding, joins as a partner; and Geoffrey Lander has been promoted to non-executive chairman.

Miller Homes has appointed Stewart Lynes to chief operating officer. He will have responsibility for the implementation of land acquisitions and housebuilding operations and report to chief executive Chris Endsor.

Knight Frank has promoted Euan Kelly to partner in its Edinburgh office. He joins the investment team from the portfolio capital markets team in London.

Longevity Partners has appointed Louise Ellison as a senior adviser to the board and Roger Bauman as a director and chair of the remuneration committee.

Orchard Street Investment Management has promoted Dana Eisner to partner.

Colliers International has appointed Tom Wildash to the joint position of director and co-head of West End office leasing, alongside promoted Alex Kemp. They will work with Stuart Melrose, head of occupier advisory.

Sir Robert McAlpine has appointed Simone Starnini as head of façade engineering.

Architect Matt Brook has joined Corstorphine + Wright as design director to advance its presence in the North West. He was formerly at Broadway Malyan and is the architect of RIBA award-winning Mann Island in Liverpool.

Simon Carson will join Harper Dennis Hobbs in November as a director to head the leisure team.

Levy Real Estate has recruited Harry Cormack as a partner in its office agency and development team. He was previously a director at Tuckerman and is experienced in the central London markets.

Justin Mason Valuation has appointed Victoria Griffiths as an associate based in Mayfair.