Property management specialist MJ Mapp has set up a shopping centre team.

It has appointed John Tinley, formerly a partner at ACR Gibbs Hale and GVA Grimley, to lead the team.

He will be joined up Renee Gallagher to head up the accounting function, as well as Tony Godfrey and Graham Hamer.

The team are currently working on four schemes in Cambridge, Luton, Staines and Hemel Hempstead.

Nigel Mapp, of MJ Mapp, said: ‘We have long seen the management of shopping centres as a natural extension to our core property management business and have spent a considerable amount of time looking for the right team.’