Tom Woolhouse and Peter Victor join CBRE in the UK

19 May 2017

Real estate consultant CBRE has added two new experienced advisors to its European operations. Tom Woolhouse, formerly a Partner at Montagu Evans, joins as a new Senior Director in the firm’s South East team, while Peter Victor, most recently a Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, joins as Senior Managing Director – he is based out of London.

Prior to joining CBRE, Tom Woolhouse worked at Montagu Evans for seven years, latterly as a Partner. He was previously at Taylor Cook where he worked as an Investment Director, between 2009 and 2010; at Lewis Ellis where he worked his way up to the role of Associate Partner over a roughly four year period and at Knight Frank for three years, latterly as an Investment Surveyor. Woolhouse started his career 2002 at Knight Frank.

Woolhouse, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Valuation & Estate Management from the University of the West of England and is a MRICS qualified Chartered Surveyor, joins CBRE as a Senior Director. He brings more than 15 years of experience to the firm, largely focused on commercial property, and property holding corporate vehicles across the UK. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of the firm’s South East team, with considerable dynamic changes around commercial property on the horizon according to a recent study by Big Four firm Deloitte.

Commenting on the addition of Woolhouse to the team, Adrian McStay, Managing Director of the National Team at CBRE, said, “Tom’s expertise and experience will complement our already strong national team and will further enhance our ability to provide a best-in-class service to our clients and add real value to our capital markets business. His experience and existing relationships will be invaluable as we look to capitalise on the increasing popularity of the south east and UK regions amongst the investor community, both domestic and overseas, furthering CBRE’s commitment to providing a holistic service offering across the globe.”

Peter Victor and Tom Woolhouse - CBRE

Peter Victor previously worked at Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Managing Director and Head of the firm’s International Desk. The role saw him develop and lead the desk over a nine year period, based out of the firm’s London office. He was previously a Senior Director at the firm, working from its San Francisco office. His earlier career includes more than four years at Boston Properties, where he worked as a Vice President and Regional Leasing Director.

The appointment sees Victor, who holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College, join the real estate consulting firm as lead of the firm’s Tenant Representation and Acquisition practice for the EMEA region. The role, which will be based out of the firm’s London office, sees Victor take responsibility for pan-EMEA Occupier Acquisitions/Tenant Representation. He will work closely with the recently appointed Gavin Morgan, focusing on leveraging the firm’s global presence for its clients base across the globe.

Martin Samworth, CEO of CBRE in the EMEA region, commented on the appointment, “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

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.