CBRE appoints new head of Leeds office

Richard Bamford

Global real estate advisor, CBRE, has appointed Richard Bamford as the new managing director of its Leeds office.

CBRE’s head of Building Consultancy for National Offices for the last decade and part of the firm for over 25 years, Mr Bamford will continue to lead the national Building Consultancy teams following his new appointment.

He replaces Richard Sunderland, who is retiring following 12 years as head of the CBRE Leeds office.

CBRE’s Leeds office includes teams covering a diverse number of sectors and services, including Property Management, Building Consultancy, Leasing and Investment, Rating, Valuation, Operational Real Estate, Retail Agency, Petroleum and Automotive, a dedicated Northern planning team and, more recently, a full-service residential division. The office forms part of a wider Northern England offering, also incorporating offices in Manchester and Liverpool.

Richard Bamford said: “After more than two decades with CBRE, predominantly based in Leeds, I am looking forward to taking the Leeds business forward and to realising our continued growth ambitions.

“We have a highly talented team and an exceptional range of disciplines which mean we can offer an outstanding level of service and commercially astute advice.

“There are many exciting opportunities in the built environment, both in the city and in the surrounding region and, with the scale of CBRE and its network behind us, we are well placed to create best advantage from this for our clients.”

John Ogden, managing director of CBRE North, said: “I am looking forward to working more closely with Richard in continuing to develop a holistic offering for our clients in Northern England, serviced from our teams working between the Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool offices.”

Richard Sunderland, departing managing director of CBRE Leeds, said: “Having worked with Richard for the last twelve years, I know the Leeds office will be in safe hands and the high standards of service delivery and client care already established will continue.

“After 12 very enjoyable years, it’s now time for a new voice and I would like to wish Richard and all the Leeds team continued success.”


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