EQ Meet the Team – Les Lang, Till Asset Management
Hear from Les Lang, Director at Till Asset Management who are Investment Managers at Exchange Quay.
Exchange Quay – Meet the Team Series
Les Lang, Till Asset Management, June 2020
As Investment Manager for EQ, what is your big vision for the development?
As Investment Manager I am charged with increasing the value of the estate. Since taking over in September last year I have been blown away by the quality of the offer here. In order to build the value of the estate we need to create an environment which helps the tenants based here to be profitable. Businesses’ biggest cost and most precious asset is their staff and the ingredients are here at EQ for this to be the best place in Manchester to work.
There are some areas where the estate can be made even better and that has been our vision since we arrived in September. These improvements require investment and we are continuing to invest despite the difficulties everyone is facing in the current climate.
What up and coming plans/initiatives for the EQ office campus are you most excited about?
When people return to their offices we will have refurbished the reception in Building 8, creating a more modern and user friendly space. We will have also installed twenty electric car charging pods in Multi Storey Car Park 1. These are real changes with contractors on site now. We have a range of equally significant initiatives but prefer to let people know about them when we have definitive dates when they will be delivered.
Why did you relocate Till AM to EQ?
There are a whole host of reasons but having been here for six months, this is the best place I have ever worked.
What makes EQ stand out from other office Campuses?
There are two main things, accessibility and amenity.
I have worked in many places which have had good road access and parking, others with good public transport and others with cycling and walking facilities and routes. EQ has all three – remarkable!
The amenities are excellent and we are planning to build further on these. Restaurants, a shop, a Post Office, ATM, Nursery, Bike Hub, Gym and our events like pilates, yoga event and the Christmas reindeer make the offices into a place. Add onto these the views, the quality of the buildings and the management team who work here, the fact that it is so safe all combine to make this a great campus.
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
Every day is different.
What’s your favourite thing about Manchester?
People have a can do attitude (and EQ)
What’s the best thing about EQ?
The whole package. We have just done a series; our 30 favourite things about EQ. There aren’t many places you can have 30 favourite things about.