Commercial real estate consultancy firm OBI has hired a former Colliers International member to launch its new Leeds office.
The appointment of new recruit Oliver Stainsby follows a series of new business wins, with the experienced new member set to serve OBI’s Leeds clients from the firms’ newly launched private space inside Avenue HQ.
Highlighting his reasons for joining OBI, Oliver said: “The opportunity to join OBI was one I couldn’t turn down. I am fully aware of what they have achieved in Manchester and am very excited to replicate this success in Leeds working closely with Rob Prescott and the wider OBI team.”
“We are already working with a number of dynamic clients in a vibrant and ambitious city.”
Oliver will work alongside former Cushman and Wakefield Director Rob Prescott to spearhead OBI’s growth in the city.
Founded in 2010 by Will Lewis and Dominic Horridge, OBI work across both Leeds and Manchester and boast an impressive array of clients including Aviva Investors and Booking.com.
Ahead of the offices opening OBI has already been named as joint agents in the recently approved 330,000 sq ft Wellington Street scheme – which is set to become one of the largest office buildings in the city.
Commenting on the appointment of both Rob & Oliver as well as the launch of the Leeds office, OBI co-Founder Will Lewis said: “We are delighted to be launching in Leeds and ready to hit the ground running.
“Oliver and Rob were both hired to spearhead our Leeds office. We have a unique skill set which sets our business apart and focuses on delivering excellent results for our loyal clients, and we are relishing and excited about taking on a new market.”