Public Sector Plc strengthens Manchester office development team

Public Sector Plc has appointed Jennifer Rowland as Development Manager as part of an expansion of its commercial and development team.

Public Sector Plc is a strategic asset manager, creating commercial partnerships with local authorities and other public sector bodies to add value to land and property assets.

Jennifer joins Public Sector Plc from Workman LLP, the UK’s largest independent commercial property management and building consultancy firm.

Based in the Manchester office, Jennifer will help manage Public Sector Plc’s partnerships with Gateshead and Cheshire West & Chester Councils.

Jennifer has more than eight years’ experience in the property industry, covering property management as well as residential development and construction.

At Workman Jennifer was responsible for a portfolio that generated a rent roll of £18m, including industrial, office, hotel, retail and leisure assets, and managed around £5m of service charge spend yearly.

She has worked with clients such as Columbia Threadneedle, New River Retail, Trilogy, and Stenprop Industrials managed the Grade II listed Great Northern Warehouse mixed-use scheme in central Manchester throughout its redevelopment process to date.

Leena Gillespie, Commercial Director at Public Sector Plc, said: “It’s great to have Jennifer on board.  Jennifer is joining us at a key time as we deepen our engagement with local authorities across the UK. Councils are looking at new ways to rationalise estates, deliver better performing property assets and regenerate communities by developing unused spaces into multi-use assets which create better places to live, work and visit.

“The pandemic has created a larger funding gap for councils and public sector organisations.

“We’re helping to cushion this blow by delivering greater income streams and value for public sector organisations by finding new, creative, and sustainable uses for their property assets which enable communities to build back better from the economic damage caused by Covid-19. Jennifer’s experience in managing multi use portfolios and delivering strategies to enhance income and value helps to strengthen our existing team and allows us to offer our partners a broad range of property skills and expertise to match the diversity of their land and property requirements.”

Jennifer Rowland said: “It’s an exciting time to join the team, and I’m looking forward to working with Public Sector Plc’s partners during this period of recovery and the nation’s new focus on localism. Through its strategic asset management, development and land promotion expertise, Public Sector Plc is partnering with Councils to unlock land and property to deliver regeneration, placemaking, employment and delivering a new generation of low carbon and net zero carbon developments to help tackle the climate emergency.”