Planning and development consultancy Montagu Evans has appointed Neil Worrall as head of its property management team.
Neil will become a Partner at the firm starting on 4 May 2021 having formerly held the role of Head of Investor Facilities Management at JLL. Throughout this time, Neil has also maintained a keen focus on the importance of mental health, wellbeing, inclusion and sustainability within the industry.
Montagu Evans’ property management team includes nine Partners and a wider team of over 150 staff and centre managers across the UK, including a specialist finance team in Edinburgh. Major clients include the Government Property Agency (GPA), Patrizia, DEFRA and numerous local authorities. Its current head, John Tinley, will retire after seven years with the partnership.
This is Montagu Evans’ fourth Partner appointment since December, with Victoria Boateng and Ben Monks both joining the firm’s rating team and Guy Bransby taking on the newly-created role of Head of Central London Planning in April 2021.
Rob Bower, Montagu Evans’ Managing Partner, said: “Property management is under enormous pressure for change, especially in the last year, and we wanted someone with a strength and depth of knowledge, combined with management and leadership skills, to help our team and clients navigate these challenges in a positive way. Neil’s leadership, energy and vision are exceptional and we have no doubt that he will build on our work so far and drive it further forward.
“In doing so he will stand on the shoulders of our outgoing property management head John Tinley, who is retiring from the partnership. We’re grateful to John, not only for the transformation he has led over the last seven years and his work with the GPA more recently, but for extending his original retirement date to help clients through the immediate challenges of Covid-19.”
Neil Worrall, incoming Head of Property Management at the firm, added: “Fundamentally, my aim at Montagu Evans is to help create inspiring places to live, work, communicate and connect. This means a complete focus on customer experience, improving performance, productivity and wellbeing by harnessing human interaction with technological efficiency. It also means getting involved at every stage of the planning and development process – from concept, through adaptation and change, to future operation and optimisation of each client’s objectives and purpose. I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with our sector teams as they help unlock these opportunities.”
Neil is a Fellow of both the RICS and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).