Addleshaw Goddard continues with flurry of hires into its fast-growing Real Estate team, adding further bench-strength with the hire of planning partner Glenn Sharpe.

Based in AG's Leeds office, Glenn's remit will span across the firm's Northern offices, and will see him take responsibility for driving income and growth in these local markets.

An experienced planning lawyer, Glenn has vast knowledge in infrastructure planning and urban development projects in both the public and private sectors; working for clients including the National Air Traffic Service, Liverpool Airport and Aggregate Industries UK Ltd.

Glenn's expertise covers a number of AG's key sectors including; energy, renewables, transport, retail and residential and his hire is a key plank in the expansion of the firm's regional planning team.

Marnix Elsenaar, Head of Planning at AG stated: "This is a major hire into our growing Planning Team and also for our UK RE team. With over a 100 Real Estate lawyers in our Leeds & Manchester offices and a growing focus on energy and transport, Glenn's hire allows us to take advantage of new and existing opportunities and broadens our existing capability."

Well respected in the local Leeds market, Glenn, is ranked by both Chambers & Legal 500 and prior to his role at DWF, was a partner at DLA Piper and led the planning & environment team at North Yorkshire County Council.

Leona Ahmed, Head of Real Estate at Addleshaw Goddard; added: "A key aim of the Real Estate team is to grow our planning team, to continue to support the key transactions being undertaken by our teams and ensure that we have bench-strength to continue the great work they are currently undertaking. Glenn, is very well networked and his experience on high value mandates will strengthen our regional profile and enable us to pursue additional opportunities in the local market as well as supporting the listed Prop Co's and International investors that we work with."

With key strengths in infrastructure (energy and transport), housing, retail and mixed use developments AG's planning team continues to advise clients including National Grid, Network Rail, SSE, Dandara – where the team advised on one of the largest Build to Rent project in the UK to date, Hammerson, Luton Airport and Muse Developments.