Montagu Evans enhances town centre team with development and place expert appointmentMore information: Town Centres

John Percy

1st June 2020

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Montagu Evans have appointed former Cushman & Wakefield Head of Development and Place John Percy as a Partner in its town centre sector team.

John is a leading town centre regeneration adviser and property development expert bringing 25 years of expertise to the role. He has worked on some of the country’s highest profile developments including Grand Central Birmingham, Brent Cross and HS2, involving a mix of public and private sector clients including Aberdeen Standard, Columbia Threadneedle, Newcastle City Council, British Land, Hammerson, Intu, M&G, Mole Valley District Council and BCP Council. He also chairs the Revo Urban Development Committee.

At Montagu Evans John will help shape the strategic growth of the firm’s town centre sector team, and further enhance its ability to work with clients across the UK on wide-reaching regeneration and repurposing projects.

This is the latest in a number of key appointments for Montagu Evans in this area. It follows Simon Russian joining from L&G and Andrew Haughey joining from Capital & Regional to lead on development management and asset management respectively. Since then socioeconomic and data specialist Associate Morgan Reece has also joined from Mace Strategic Advisory.

Alan Harris, Partner and head of, Montagu Evans’ town centres team said: “There’s no question right now that our town centres need to recover and then to thrive – and this means a clear vision that is distinct to every place and a deliverable strategy for bringing it forward. John will be an important addition to our team at a pivotal moment for the firm. He is an established leader in this sector, with experience of major projects and the ability to develop the holistic solutions needed for positive change”.

John Percy, Partner, Montagu Evans, added: “This is a very exciting time to be joining this dynamic firm, with clear ambition to be market leaders in this critical sector. I am looking forward to working with the team and helping more clients respond to the challenges and opportunities presented during these extraordinary times.”

Montagu Evans’ 26-strong town centre sector team has advised over 100 councils across the UK, delivering more than 25m sq ft of schemes and £10bn of town centre and regeneration projects.

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