Deeley make senior appointment

The Deeley Group, a leading Midlands development and construction company, has made a major new appointment as it celebrates its 80th year.

Andrew Brazier, who has more than a decade of experience running property investment companies, has joined the Deeley Group as development consultant.

Brazier established a development and investment funding track record at King Sturge in Birmingham and was one of the founding partners at Knight Frank in the city before establishing Ryon Properties.

The new role will see Brazier, who has also been a director of the Investment Property Forum, help the Deeley Group expand its development division after a period of company growth.

Peter Deeley, chief executive of the Deeley Group, said Brazier would work across commercial and residential development.

“This is a major appointment for the Deeley Group. Andrew has great experience in property investment and in commercial development. We have worked closely with him in the past, but this new role will see him help us realise development opportunities.

“We have a long and very successful track record in development and we see that part of our business growing again after several strong years on the construction front.

“We have a business which offers the full range of services in construction and development and have great experience in commercial, residential and regeneration schemes and we feel now is the right time to press ahead more actively on the development front.

“Andrew has extensive experience in property investment and his network of contacts will allow us to push forward on several opportunities we have identified.”

The Deeley Group, which is based in Coventry, has successfully completed schemes across the country from Southampton to Manchester, and Cambridge to Bristol.

Brazier, who is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, said: “Deeley is very well placed because of its range of services and its standing in the industry to make the most of an improving market with select development schemes.

“I know the Deeley Group very well and have had close dealings with all parts of the business over years and have seen it deliver high quality developments of varying types.

“I deal with investors who are looking for just those sort of opportunities and will want to deal with a company which is stable and has a proven track record.”

Left to right: Martin Gallagher (Deeley Construction), Pat Moroney (Deeley Properties), Andrew Brazier, Peter Harthill (Deeley Group), Peter Deeley (Deeley Group).