November 21st, 2016

New Recruits For New Development Opportunities

To support our ongoing growth, we’re pleased to announce two new appointments to our team: Dan Symonds and Mike Shaw.


Dan joins Glenbrook as Development Manager, from Barnfield Construction where he was Head of Development and Acquisitions for two years.  Prior to this, Dan worked with Glenbrook Director Guy Butler at Grosvenor, for several years.  Dan’s new remit will be to identify development sites across all sectors, but predominantly in the Build to Rent sector.


The second appointment sees Mike Shaw come on board as Development Surveyor.  Mike studied Real Estate Development at the University of Manchester and worked as a Graduate Development Surveyor at Henry Boot Developments in Manchester.  He is undertaking his RICS APC in Development and Planning whilst at Glenbrook.


Based in central Manchester, Glenbrook has enjoyed a successful 12 months having secured a £40million funding agreement with Moorfield and then starting on site with the 232-unit PRS scheme in Castlefield, and securing planning for 257 units on the second phase of The Keel in Liverpool city centre, having completed phase one in September 2015 which totalled 240 units.


Speaking about the company’s expansion, Guy Butler, director, said: “Bringing on board the two talented individuals in Dan and Mike will allow us to identify more development sites across the UK, as well as provide additional support on our existing portfolio.  Dan’s experiences from Grosvenor are helpful, and it is great to be reunited!  We are evaluating several new locations, particularly in the Midlands, where we believe PRS can succeed.”


Dan Symonds added: “Glenbrook is an active company and one that isn’t afraid to look at new investment and development opportunities where it can add further value. In addition to PRS, which is a core area for the business, my experience in dealing with large, mixed-use schemes, will allow us to widen the scope of our property portfolio over the coming years.”