RO expands commercial property team

RO Real Estate, the UK commercial property investment and development company, has strengthened its property team with the appointment of Debbie Barker as Senior Property Manager and Zoe Sharpe as Development Surveyor.

Debbie Barker

Working alongside Richard Bourne, head of RO Real Estate, Debbie will be responsible for the day to day management of the properties in the portfolio and Zoe will be assisting with the development and implementation of the refurbishment and development strategies.

Prior to joining RO, Debbie was a Director at CBRE, where she was responsible for overseeing the management of properties in central London. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA Hons in French and Management Studies. She also has a PG Dip in Estate Management and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Zoe Sharpe

Zoe was a Senior Surveyor at JLL, working across acquisitions, disposals and the development of land and buildings. She graduated from University College London with a BA Hons in Politics and Eastern European Studies and she holds an MSc in Real Estate Management. She is also a member of The Law Society and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Richard Bourne, head of RO Real Estate, said: “The addition of Debbie and Zoe to the team is an important part of our growth strategy. Debbie will bring a wealth of corporate experience to the role as we expand our mandates for managing third party properties. Zoe will bring invaluable multi-sector experience as we unlock the latent value from our current and future assets. RO Real Estate is now well positioned with financial and human resources to grow the business and maximise our returns over the coming years."