Partner and Head of Planning & Development to lead Carter Jonas’ new office

Located at Bloc on Spring Gardens in the city centre, the new office is Carter Jonas' first site in Manchester and its second in the region.

Harry Bolton has joined Carter Jonas in its new Manchester office as Partner and Head of Planning and Development | BTR News
Harry Bolton has joined Carter Jonas in its new Manchester office as Partner and Head of Planning and Development.

Estate agency Carter Jonas has launched a new office in Manchester as part of its expansion strategy in the Northwest.

After opening on 1 May, the space will initially accommodate up to eight professionals, with Harry Bolton leading the team as a Partner and Head of Planning and Development in Manchester.

He will work alongside the firm’s Head of Science and Technology Matt Lee, and with colleagues in Warrington and Leeds on current mandates while exploring opportunities to grow the business to support new private and public sector clients across the Northwest. 

The office will contain specialists from Carter Jonas’ transactional and consultancy teams including planning, development, national capital markets, industrial, science and technology and infrastructures, reflecting the firm’s commitment to growing a multi-disciplinary property service in the region.

“Carter Jonas’ expansion into Manchester is an exciting development in our strategic growth, as we reinforce our presence in core markets and regions. Manchester, with its rich legacy of innovation and collaboration, continues to embrace new technologies and advancements, upholding its reputation as a world-leading city. Having established strong foundations in the region, we are pleased to set up an office in the heart of Manchester.

“Harry and Matt have an exceptional network of contacts and comprehensive market knowledge. From our new space, we can fulfil current mandates whilst pursuing opportunities requiring on-the-ground support.”

Richard Bruce, Chief Executive, Carter Jonas


Harry joins Carter Jonas from CBRE and brings a wealth of expertise to the firm. His extensive experience in the market, with additional roles at Deloitte Real Estate and Drivers Jonas, positions him well to spearhead Carter Jonas’ expansion.

Over a 15-year career in Manchester, he has advised on a range of notable development and regeneration projects across the Northwest for clients including Ask Real Estate, Barclays Plc., Countryside Properties, Corestate Capital, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Liverpool John Moore’s University, Manchester Airports Group, Muse Developments, Stockport MBC and the University of Liverpool.

With a proven track record leading the CBRE planning and development offer in the Northwest, Harry will drive Carter Jonas’ business in Greater Manchester and the wider region.

“I’m really excited by the opportunity to grow Carter Jonas’ business in Manchester and bolster our proposition across the Northwest of England and North Wales. Matt and I have been working to develop our approach, building on the firm’s success.

“We’re looking forward to creating an ambitious, capable and collaborative team, bringing together individuals with a deep understanding of the area and its real estate requirements, committed to meeting client needs and contributing to the region’s vibrant and dynamic environment.”

Harry Bolton, Partner and Head of Planning and Development – Manchester, Carter Jonas

Matt joined Carter Jonas in 2022 from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, where he led inward investment, attracting global companies to the city to establish meaningful healthcare collaborations.

Before this, he held roles at Bruntwood Group, leading its commercial business in Liverpool before being appointed Head of Commercial for the Manchester portfolio of Bruntwood SciTech. His unique understanding of the market and the priorities of both the private and public sectors continue to support Carter Jonas’ growth nationally and now in Manchester.