TCS Strengthens Asset Management Team with Key Hires
We are pleased to announce two new hires to further expands its expertise within its increasing portfolio.
Joining this month (June), Hattie Ramsden will oversee the commercial office space across the company’s single largest, the Merrion Centre, and manage upcoming developments across the 1m sq ft mixed use scheme in Leeds.
Hattie joins TCS with a wealth of expertise and a varied property and investment background, having worked in both the industrial investment and private rented teams at JLL London.
As part of the national investment team, she worked as a senior surveyor and focused on the acquisition and disposal of multi and single let property across the UK.
Also starting this month is Sheffield Hallam University student Esme Briggs. Studying Human Geography, Esme has excelled in her property classes and wanted to gain professional experience in the industry during her placement year.
Esme has now joined the award-winning TCS and will be assisting the asset management team across its entire portfolio, gaining valuable experience.
Hattie and Esme will both be working alongside Associate Directors Helen Green and Alistair Smith.
Hattie joins TCS with a wealth of expertise and a varied property and investment background, having worked in both the industrial investment and private rented teams at JLL. As part of the national investment team, she worked as a senior surveyor and focused on the acquisition and disposal of multi and single let units across the UK.
Edward Ziff, Chairman and Chief Executive of Town Centre Securities, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hattie to the team as she brings a fantastic wealth of knowledge and experience that will be a true asset to us.
“It has been an outstanding time of growth across the TCS portfolio, including us recently celebrating the successful completion of an initial 10 year £70m redevelopment project at the Merrion Centre, and the completion of Merrion House which is now home to over 2200 Leeds City Council staff. We are now working on our next ten-year plan for the centre, and look forward to it continuing to thrive with the expansion of the team.
“As a business, we are always looking to support and encourage young and local talent and are happy to also welcome Esme. We are confident that by working with the existing team that she will be able to further expand her knowledge and experience immensely within the property sector.
“This past year has seen many exciting and varied developments for TCS, including the acquisition of Ducie House and approval for second-phase planning for Eider House in our 12.5 acre Piccadilly Basin site in Manchester. We look forward to announcing further developments in due course, and working with the additional team members as we continue to experience growth.
Hattie Ramsden commented on her appointment, saying: “I am very excited to be returning to the UK and joining the TCS asset management team. The Merrion Centre is an iconic asset with a rich heritage and its unique mix of offices, commercial, leisure and retail accommodation has contributed to the regeneration of the city. I can’t wait to get started, I’m looking forward to building strong relationships with the current tenants whilst exploring the new business opportunities the region has to offer.”
Originally from Scotland, Hattie studied at Edinburgh University before obtaining a master’s degree at Oxford Brooks University. After leaving University, she undertook a graduate scheme with the international property consultancy firm JLL, staying on in a permanent role and qualifying with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2011.
The Merrion Centre is a mixed use island site in a prime location in Leeds city centre comprising of almost 1,000,000 sq. ft of covered shopping centr...