Forward with Shulmans programme yields partner promotion

Shulmans has promoted one of its commercial property associates to partner as part of its career development scheme.

Under the Forward with Shulmans programme, Kieran Wilkinson has been promoted to partner in the real estate division—taking the number of partners in that team to 12.

Wilkinson has risen through the ranks of the firm, having joined in 2003 as a paralegal in QCAS, the conveyancing division of Shulmans. He subsequently completed a training contract and moved into commercial property, before becoming an associate seven years ago.

As a member of the commercial property team, Wilkinson deals with a range of matters for both single-asset and large portfolio clients, including investment sales and purchases, landlord and tenant work, and complex estate management.

He works with some of the firm’s largest clients, such as the Evans Property Group, Town Centre Securities and Edwin Woodhouse & Co. Recent projects include the completion of a £20-million deal on a multi-let building in Leeds, as well as ongoing portfolio management work for a regenerated mill development in Farsley.

Tim Halstead, managing partner at Shulmans, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kieran to the partnership and would like to congratulate him on his promotion. It is direct recognition of his talent and the hard work and dedication that he has put into serving our client base over the last 16 years. Kieran’s expertise is a great asset to the firm and his promotion will further strengthen our commercial property team.

“Kieran is the ninth associate to be promoted to partner through the Forward with Shulmans scheme. We’re pleased that it is providing a clear framework for colleagues to rise through the firm and achieve their career goals. We hope that Kieran’s journey with Shulmans, from paralegal to partner, will inspire others to do the same.”

Pictured: Kieran Wilkinson and Tim Halstead