Gleeds France signals expansion with raft of new appointments

Gleeds has significantly strengthened its French operation through the appointment of ten new staff across key sectors and capabilities, based out of its Paris office.

The move comes after workload for the business considerably increased in light of a number of high profile project appointments across the country. Recent schemes include McArthurGlen - Outlet Centres, Peninsula Hôtel Paris and Toulouse Miralis University.

The raft of appointments who will support this expansion include Hayley Azar, who joins as project manager tasked with developing the office’s renewable energy offering in particular, while the technical due diligence team will now be headed up by Anda-Maria Craciun, joining Gleeds from Currie & Brown.

Carole Khalil will assume responsibility for marketing and bid management in her new role as bid and brand ambassador, with other new appointments including a number of project management and quantity surveyor posts.

Nick Ord, Director of Gleeds in France, said: “I am delighted that we find ourselves in a position whereby our workload has necessitated expansion by such proportions. We have been able to assemble a fantastic team whose experience, professionalism and tenacity will ensure that our clients across the country, both existing and future, will receive the very best service.”

Chairman of Gleeds Worldwide, Richard Steer added: “Over the years I have watched as our French business has gone from strength to strength and I am pleased to be welcoming so many new faces to the team. Gleeds association with such high profile and prestigious projects like the world famous Ritz and Peninsula Hotels in Paris continues to consolidate our position in the top tier of property and construction consultancies. This is enabling us to attract the best talent and these appointments signal our commitment to building on all of our success to date and working towards a bigger and better future.”