City Moves for 1 August 2017 - who's switching jobs at CBRE, Reed Smith and Lee Baron?

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Today's City Moves cover property and legal eagles. Take a look at these movers and shakers:


Global real estate advisor CBRE has announced the appointment of Bruce Robertson as a senior director and head of EMEA supply chain advisory services. Bruce will join the company in late August from specialist supply chain firm LCP Consulting. A highly experienced change leader and supply chain professional, Bruce has wide ranging industry experience, having held a number of senior roles including head of performance transformation, BOC UK and Ireland operating board, at Linde Group, a global industrial gases company, as well as director at third party logistics provider, Gist. In his new role Bruce will work as part of the firm’s advisory and transaction team, providing clients with a consultative approach to guide them through complex operational business issues that result in the need for real estate support.

Reed Smith

Richard Hakes has returned to global law firm Reed Smith as a partner in London. Richard trained and qualified as an associate at Reed Smith in 2007 before moving to Allen & Overy, where he has specialised in ship and aircraft finance for the last seven years. Listed as a “rising star” by a number of publications, Richard has also recently been recognised by Airline Economics in their “40 under 40” list of the most outstanding individuals in the commercial aviation industry under 40 years of age. In addition to supporting the continued growth of the firm’s market leading ship finance practice, Richard will spearhead the firm’s aviation finance practice in London and has recently been involved in establishing some of the most innovative asset acquisition programmes in the market. Richard has extensive experience in a range of structured and large-scale asset finance transactions.

Lee Baron

Lee Baron, a leading specialist in property management, has promoted James Roberts to associate director. Having joined the firm in 2015, James has been instrumental in developing the firm’s various retail and office portfolios in the south east held in private ownership with an annual income of over £7m. James has more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial property industry having previously worked at the likes of Capita Group, London & Henley Property Group, Knight Frank and Great Portland Estates. In his role, James will be responsible for transactional activity, compliance, budgetary control, contractual adherence and systems management. He will continue to act as the first point of contact for tenants and their representatives and actively engage in addressing a diverse range of both client’s and occupiers’ requirements.

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