International property consultancy and chartered surveying firm Brooke Hillier Parker has changed its name to Brooke International as part of a two-phase restructuring programme. The change follows the recent acquisition of its former European partner, Britain's Hillier Parker, by CB Commercial Real Estate Services Group. Chairman Nick Brooke said it would shortly announce an injection of capital from an unnamed 'strategic investor' aimed at making Brooke International a global player. The party would be a minority shareholder but would have an influence on operations, he said. Brooke International senior partner David Faulkner said the move was not surprising in light of a series of global tie-ups. 'Obviously this will give us more financial flexibility and allow us to spread our wings a little further,' he said. Under the arrangement, control of the company will remain in the hands of majority shareholders the Brooke family. 'Initially the focus will be on the region to increase the menu of services,' Mr Brooke said. 'But we have aspirations to be a global player.' The company has 22 offices in 13 countries, employing about 500 people in Asia. Mr Brooke said talks were under way with Hillier Parker about possible compensation following their separation. He said discussions were amicable but refused to specify the amount sought. Brooke International belongs to a loosely knit global grouping of agencies called Oncor Real Estate Advisors which provides it with connections in 85 countries. It has replaced Hillier Parker with Nelson Bakewell. 'Neither clients nor staff will be impacted in any way,' Mr Brooke said of the changeover. 'The firm already enjoys strong links with major overseas markets and these will be developed and maintained.'