The Belfast office of CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE), the international commercial real estate firm, has announced that three of Northern Ireland's leading property consultants will join CBRE's rapidly expanding Belfast practice.
Chris Callan, Gerard McCann and Ciaran Donnelly, Directors at Whelan Property Consultants, one of Northern Ireland's leading and longest established property consultancy practices, join CBRE with immediate effect, further strengthening the CBRE team in Belfast.
With over 60 years' experience, Gerard, Ciaran and Chris bring with them a strong market place reputation and unrivalled sector expertise in the specialist fields of Landlord & Tenant, Valuation, Licensed Premises, Property and Facilities Management.
In addition to Chris, Gerard and Ciaran, five property professionals and two support staff from Whelans will also join CBRE's Belfast team. Following these appointments, CBRE's Belfast office will comprise a team of 20 which includes 16 property specialists. Along with the Dublin practice, CBRE Ireland will employ a total team of 140 people making it the clear leader in the provision of commercial real estate services throughout Ireland.
Brian Lavery, Head of CBRE's Belfast office, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Gerard, Ciaran and Chris and their team to CBRE. Their expertise and long established network of client relationships will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen our practice and enhance our service offering for our growing client base."
Chris Callan, added: "We look forward to joining the team at CBRE and are excited about the opportunities that being part of a global business will bring to our existing client base across Northern Ireland. Our experience and relationships, combined with those of Brian Lavery and his team, will be an unparalleled offering in Northern Ireland's commercial property market."
Guy Hollis, Managing Director of CBRE Ireland, concluded: "We are pleased to be able to continue to broaden and strengthen our team in Belfast. These appointments also follow the recent appointment of David Wright as Director in our Belfast office and we are committed to continuing to build on our position as Ireland's leading commercial real estate service firm."