RICS president joins CBRE

Amanda Clack, who will take over as head of strategic consulting, comes from EY, where she served as head of infrastructure for the advisory practice in the UK and Ireland.

Amanda Clack, president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is set to join CBRE as the firm’s head of strategic consulting.

Clack, previously the head of infrastructure for EY’s advisory practice in the UK and Ireland, will begin her new position on 1 October. Her term as RICS president ends in November.

Clack has worked in both real estate and infrastructure over a more than 30-year career, previously serving as a partner for PwC, where she spent nine years. She joined EY, where she was a partner, in August 2015.

At RICS, Clack joined the organisation’s governing council in 2000 and became president in June 2016. She made infrastructure a focus of her term as president, helping RICS develop a paper on challenges facing North American cities.

“Globally, we have underinvested in infrastructure,” Clack told Infrastructure Investor earlier this year during a trip to the US. “This is a global problem. And each country, each continent, has a unique profile. But I think governments have woken up to the fact that you have to be investing in infrastructure in order to stimulate and sustain economic growth and to maintain a country’s place within that profile.”

For CBRE, the hire promises to boost the Los Angeles-based firm’s growing focus on infrastructure. In June, CBRE acquired Toronto-based Caledon Capital Management, which specialises in private infrastructure and private equity.