A Birmingham property development firm is amongst the first tenants at one of the city’s premier office schemes.

Court Collaboration, which manages a development portfolio of properties worth £40m, has moved from its Brindleyplace base to take up a second-floor suite at the Two Snowhill development.

Anthony McCourt, director at Court Collaboration, said: “It was an easy decision for us to move into A-grade office space which is representative of the quality of space we are developing ourselves.

“Who wouldn’t want to work in an environment like this? We are right on the doorstep of Birmingham city centre and the brilliant transport links make it easy for clients to get to us.”

The move coincides with the team’s expansion, having appointed Chris Keogh as their new business strategy and development director.

Keogh, who graduated from the University of Reading with a Master’s in Real Estate, will oversee the running and management of three of Court Collaboration’s biggest projects - including the £16m redevelopment of the famous Beneficial Building in Birmingham city centre.

Keogh said: “If I could have written my own job description then this is exactly the role I’d have wanted. I didn’t want to go into a massive company, I wanted to join a small and young team with great ambitions. It’s a real pleasure to be working with someone who has the reputation of Anthony in the city.”

Court Collaboration was founded in 2012 by McCourt, who took the bold leap of leaving a career in law with Wragge & Co to enter the world of property development just as the recession hit.

As well as developments in Birmingham Court Collaboration are also working on a £15m redevelopment of a former department store, the George Henry Lee building in Liverpool, and the construction of a collection of luxury golfing retreats at Astbury Hall - the 300-acre Shropshire site owned by Birmingham-born rock star, former Judas Priest guitarist K.K Downing.

 

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