New planning director appointed at GL Hearn to boost capability


GL Hearn has announced it has appointed Matt Kinghan as planning director in the economics team to help increase the economic and social impact of projects

A planning director has been appointed at GL Hearn. Matt Kinghan will step into the role to boost capability at the firm.

Kinghan joins GL Hearn from Nexus Planning. During his time there he was involved in managing a range of multidisciplinary planning and master planning projects covering urban renewal, town centre redevelopment, neighbourhood and community planning.

Economic benefits of development

At GL Hearn, Kinghan will focus on identifying the economic benefits of development. This will include the creation of jobs, gross added value, and construction employment. One of the key aspects of this role will include identifying opportunities to promote this to clients.

Kinghan said: “I am excited to be working with GL Hearn as planning director. Capita Real Estate and GL Hearn have a well-earned reputation for delivering innovative planning and development consultancy.

“I look forward to joining the team and help them to continue and build on the great results achieved.”

Alastair Crowdy, managing director of Capita Real Estate Advisory and GL Hearn, said: “I would like to welcome Matt, who is highly regarded, to GL Hearn.

“His extensive experience will help us build on the excellent service we provide to our clients.

“Our planning team is going from strength to strength and we are all looking forward to working with Matt”.


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