Consultant targets expansion in the office sector

Sam Addison, Tower 8

Project and cost management consultant Tower8 has poached JLL director Sam Addison to spearhead its expansion into the office sector.

Tower8 - which was founded by four former JLL directors in 2011 - has previously focussed on the hotel, PRS, student accommodation, healthcare and residential sectors.

Addison previously led the corporate occupier project management team at JLL, where she worked for 18 years.

Tower8 director James Morris said Addison was the “perfect” person to lead the company’s office sector growth, given her experience.

“In the past four years we have grown strongly in hotels, PRS, student accommodation, healthcare and residential, and the office market was an area we are keen to develop further and become a key strategic part of our growth,” he said.

Addison welcomed the new opportunity and said: “We have ambitious growth plans for this sector, with a target to deliver 1 million sq ft plus of office space by the end of next year.”

The company is on course to post £9m turnover in only its fifth year of trading. The firm was founded by former JLL directors Simon Craven, James Morris, Adam Mursal and Toby Wait.