TCS expands estates team

(L-R) Chris Collins, David Travis and Charles Newman (credit: Richard Walker/ImageNorth)

Town Centre Securities has strengthened its development and asset management team with two new senior hires and an internal promotion.

Charles Newman and David Travis have joined the Leeds-based property investor and car park operator as Associate Directors.

The duo’s appointment is connected with a promotion to Associate Director for existing employee Chris Collins.

Charles Newman joins the Estates Merrion team from Smith Young, where he was director and brings a wealth of retail shopping experience, acting on major schemes including Meadowhall, Sheffield; St Stephens, Hull; The Gate, Newcastle and Teesside Shopping Park.

He will be responsible for further developing TCS’s single largest asset, the Merrion Estate, which saw an income increase at the recent half year results, a 6.7% rise in footfall in the past 12 months against previous year and a continual influx of new and renewed tenants.

David Travis joins as Associate Director from Gent Visick, where he was Director of the firm’s Consultancy department. His strong development and regeneration background will support TCS’s strategic plans for its growing asset portfolio in both Leeds and Manchester.

“The last 12 months have seen some great successes for the business including footfall growth at the Merrion Centre and the completion and subsequent award win for our first Private Rented Sector (PRS) development, Burlington House in Manchester,” said TCS Chairman and Chief executive Edward Ziff.

“We are delighted to welcome Charles and David to our expanding asset management team and are confident that alongside the promotion of Chris Collins, they will bring a wealth of experience and expertise that align to our strategic plans in further developing and growing our asset base.”