Chartered Surveyor and property experts Landwood Group has bolstered its asset management team with the appointment of a new Associate Director.
In July, Louise Dean joined the Manchester-headquartered group and has been tasked with managing and maximising client assets and growing the division alongside Director Anna Main.
With more than 15 years of experience in surveying, Louise boasts extensive knowledge in both industrial management and property management. Louise (pictured right) has worked for a number of firms in her career, including Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and, most recently, CBRE in where she stayed for just over six years.
At CBRE, Louise worked on the M&G Real Estate team before moving into commercial real estate, where she specialised in Grade A office stock in Manchester
Commenting on her recent appointment, Louise said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Landwood, which has an excellent reputation in commercial property and asset management across the North West and beyond.
“Landwood’s smaller team and personal, director-led approach will enable me to forge my own path in the industry and make a real, tangible difference to both the business and to clients.”
Louise, who has recently returned from maternity leave, also credits Landwood’s flexible approach to working as one of the main reasons for wanting to join the team.
Louise added: “Landwood is a very forward-thinking company operating within a very traditional industry which expects colleagues to be in an office all day every day.
“The team works hard and goes above and beyond for clients, but they also have the understanding that many people can’t work the typical nine to five – including many of our clients, who often work outside conventional business hours.
“The group recognises collaboration is important, while also acknowledging that being in the office isn’t always the best way to maximise productivity.”
Louise’s appointment comes after a strong year for Landwood’s asset management team, which has won a string of high-profile instructions alongside experiencing rapid growth.
Speaking about Louise’s appointment, Anna Main, Director and Head of Commercial Asset Management at Landwood, stated: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Louise to the team and excited to see what she achieves at Landwood.
“She has an impressive track record working with high-profile clients and on high-calibre commercial properties, so we know she’s going to be a real asset to the company.”