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Town Centre Securities poaches Manchester Airports director

Lynda Shillaw will join Town Centre Securities as its property director in November.

Ms Shillaw joins from Manchester Airports Group, where she has been property CEO since June 2014.

She replaces Richard Lewis, who will retire from the board and the company after 17 years, and will be the sole woman on the TCS board.

TCS develops and operates mixed-use developments close to transport hubs in Leeds, London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

At MAG, Ms Shillaw was responsible for a £525m investment portfolio and 400 ha development portfolio across its UK airports, as well as MAG’s interest in the £1bn Airport City ioint venture.

Town Centre Securities chairman and CEO Edward Ziff said: “We believe that Lynda’s breadth of investment and development experience, combined with her past involvement in real estate financing, will be invaluable as we embark on the next stage of the company’s growth, including undertaking the most significant development pipeline in TCS’s history.

“We are confident that Lynda’s passion for delivery combined with her reputation and knowledge will make her a powerful new addition to the TCS team.”

Mr Ziff paid tribute to Mr Lewis for his career with the developer, which included oversight of schemes such as No1 Whitehall Riverside in Leeds, the continued development of Piccadilly Basin in Manchester, and the redevelopment of Merrion House in Leeds.”

Hear from Lynda Shillaw

Ms Shillaw will be one of more than 80 of the UK’s leading clients and construction companies speaking at the CN Summit in November.

She will speak on day two (21 November) as part of a panel discussion on what the post-Carillion industry looks like for the supply chain.

The panel also includes Scape Group managing director Victoria Brambini, Argent regional director Rob Groves, BESA chief executive David Frise and Colmore Tang CEO Andy Robinson.

Other property speakers include:

  • Quintain CEO Angus Dodd
  • Aviva Investors senior director of development Lynn Smith
  • Derwent head of development Richard Baldwin
  • Hammerson director of retail development Robin Dobson
  • Dolphin Living CEO Olivia Harris
  • Legal & General Homes CEO James Lidgate
  • Landsec head of development Beth West
  • Network Rail Property director of development Stuart Kirkwood

You can claim 20 per cent off a two-day pass by using the code CNS20 and booking your place today.



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