CBRE has appointed Mike Pochin as Associate Director of Investment Properties in its market leading Manchester team. Mike joins from Knight Frank where he was Associate in the Manchester Capital Markets team.

After seven years at Knight Frank, Mike is an established advisor in the investment market specialising in both the industrial and office sectors.  He has led a number of key transactions undertaken within the region including NFU Mutual’s recent £32m acquisition of Amazon’s last mile distribution unit at Kingsway, Rochdale, whilst also working upon the £31m sale and leaseback of TVS Supply Chain Solutions’ headquarters at Revolution Park in Chorley and Warrington Borough Council’s £45m purchase of Movianto’s distribution facility at Haydock Industrial Estate.  Key clients include; Columbia Threadneedle, NFU Mutual, Moorfield, Canmoor and Scarborough International Group.

Mike joins CBRE’s seven strong Manchester Investment Properties team which is headed up by Executive Director, Colin Thomasson.

The CBRE team has executed in excess of £2bn of office transactions in Manchester over the past few years, including all office investment deals over £10m in central Manchester in 2020. They successfully acted on the three largest transactions completed since the start of the pandemic, including the circa £130m sale of Piccadilly Place, the £120m sale of Helical PLC’s Powerhouse portfolio, and the £112m off market purchase of the new BT building at New Bailey.

Will Kennon, Executive Director at CBRE Investment Properties, Manchester commented:

“Mike has demonstrated immense passion and desire to work across both industrial and office sectors and has an impressive track record having closed a number of high-profile investment transactions with a diverse client base.

“Widely regarded as one of Manchester’s rising stars in the investment scene, Mike was the obvious fit to further strengthen our market leading team and enhance our offering to clients.  We are proud of our market position in Manchester and grateful for the support of our clients – Mike’s addition will ensure we can continue to improve the depth and quality of advice we provide.”

Mike Pochin added:

“After seven enjoyable years at Knight Frank, I am delighted to be joining CBRE’s market leading team in Manchester. The team has established an enviable track record for advising on the most high profile transactions in the region and I look forward to working with the team to build upon this success.”