Liverpool Place Partnership Chair Stephen Cowpertwaite Secures National Role

by Ian Hughes
5th July 2023

Global real estate firm, Avison Young, has appointed Stephen Cowperthwaite as Managing Director of UK Regions, in a move that reflects the business’ wider UK growth strategy to build partnerships and relationships in towns and cities across the country.

Stephen Cowperthwaite and Nick Walkley

Stephen Cowperthwaite and Nick Walkley

Having acted as Regional Managing Director (RMD) of Avison Young’s Liverpool office for over eight years, Stephen has established himself as part of the city and the wider property and regeneration sector across the North, building relationships with leading figures, local authorities, developers and occupiers, all of which has allowed him to deliver excellence for the firm.

Stephen’s commitment to the industry is also reflected in his position as Chair of Liverpool Place Partnership, and as a member of the Professional Liverpool Board and Governor at Chesterfield High School, Crosby, where he is passionate about raising aspirations and diversifying the talent pool in the property sector.

In his new position, he will continue to act as MD for Liverpool while overseeing all RMDs in a role that will largely focus on continuing to foster stronger partnerships between the regions and both UK and foreign investors.

Stephen will also act as an advocate and voice for growth by building on the firm’s already strong presence in town and city regeneration and public and private sector partnership and investment, all of which is driven by Avison Young’s approach to shaping an advisory business that is powered by people, is client-centric and is passionate about delivering solutions that drive economic, social and environmental value.

Stephen Cowperthwaite, Managing Director of UK Regions, said:

“I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role, which will enable me to continue to build on great strategic public-private partnerships across the UK.

“Having worked closely with local authorities, clients and investors, I have seen first-hand what our cities and towns need in order to see real benefits in their communities, as well as the economy and the environment.

“I am keen for this new role to help drive our strategy as we build on the heritage that Avison Young has across the whole of the UK, by strengthening the experiences and the relationships we’ve established as we continue to create spaces and places of real change.”

Nick Walkley, Avison Young UK president, said:

“During his time as RMD in Liverpool, Stephen has illustrated what it means to be a true regional advisor with the results and relationships that have been cultivated.

“The way in which he has acted as an advocate, networker, and sometimes as a critical friend to ensure that our public and private sector clients can deliver transformative projects across the UK, is something we want to see happening in regions across the country. This role was made for Stephen, and we believe both clients and colleagues are going to benefit from this appointment.”

Stephen will begin his new role imminently.

For more information on Liverpool Place Partnership click HERE.

Ian Hughes
Ian Hughes
Marketing Manager
5th July 2023