CBRE hires Peter Victor and Andy Cunningham from Cushman & Wakefield

13 June 2017 Consultancy.uk

CBRE has picked up Peter Victor and Andy Cunningham, both join the firm from rival Cushman & Wakefield. Victor joins the firm’s Glasgow office as Director in the firm’s Advisory & Transaction Services team; Cunningham joins the firm’s London office, as Tenant Representation and Acquisition services lead for the EMEA region.

Prior to joining CBRE, Andy Cunningham worked at Cushman & Wakefield as a Partner and head of the firm’s Business Space Agency in Glasgow. He previously worked, between 2005 and 2007, at Lambert Smith Hampton as a Director. Earlier in his career he was an Associate Partner at Knight Frank, where he worked for six years; a Surveyor at CBRE for two years; and a Placement Student at GVA UK, for a little over a year starting in 1995. Cunningham holds a Bachelor of Science in Land Economics from the University of the West of Scotland.

Cunningham joins CBRE as a Senior Director in the firm’s Advisory & Transaction Services team. He brings more than two decades of experience to the firm, and will, alongside Audrey Dobson, work to strengthen the firm’s Glasgow operation, by, among others, developing the team.

“It is particularly pleasing that someone of Andy’s experience has chosen to further his career at CBRE,” comments Miller Mathieson, Head of CBRE Scotland, on the appointment. “Andy is a highly regarded expert in Scotland and will add considerable fire power to our existing team. He has strong client relationships in both Scotland and London and a fantastic track record of dealing with major leasing, tenant representation and development instructions. Notably, he recently acted for US bank State Street in securing its new Edinburgh HQ at Quartermile.”

Peter Victor and Andy Cunningham – CBRE

Prior to joining CBRE, Peter Victor worked at Cushman & Wakefield for more than 14 years, most recently he was a Senior Managing Director and head of the firm’s International Desk in London. He was previously, between 2003 and 2007, a Director at the firm. Earlier in his career he worked at Boston Properties, in his most recent roles as Vice President and Regional Leasing Director. Victor holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton Collage.

Victor joins CBRE as its new Tenant Representation and Acquisition services lead, responsible for occupier clients across the EMEA region. He brings more than three decades of experience to the role, which sees him tasked with enhancing the firm’s global connectivity, whereby it can better service clients across its global network – he will work closely with Gavin Morgan as well as the firm’s wider local leaders across its key market. He will be based out of London.

Remarking on the appointment, Martin Samworth, CEO of CBRE in the EMEA, says, “Peter has an excellent track record in advising some of the world’s largest corporations and has proven expertise in coordinating teams across multiple markets to secure and execute the best opportunities for major occupier clients. Peter’s contacts and expertise in office tenant rep perfectly complement Gavin Morgan’s international investor leasing experience and together, they will significantly further strengthen our ability to harness the full power of our teams around the world in using their market knowledge to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.”

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.