Local Leadership - Cushman & Wakefield

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Local Leadership

UK & IRELAND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Colin Wilson - Head of UK & Ireland

Colin is Head of Cushman & Wakefield UK & Ireland having joined DTZ in 1996. For the last 20 years Colin has been advising clients on the buying and selling of significant central London assets. Prior to becoming Head of DTZ UK & Ireland, Colin ran the Central London team and was National Co-ordinator for Investment Agency for the UK.

Digby Flower - Chairman UK & Ireland

Digby is the UK Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield. Digby has spent more than 30 years working in the central London market advising both landlord and occupier clients. He has expertise in both development consultancy and leasing and occupier consultancy and tenant representation.

Justin Taylor - Head of Retail & Leisure 

Justin Taylor, Head of EMEA Retail, joined Cushman & Wakefield as a graduate in 1981 and has dedicated his career to the business. He chairs the Cushman & Wakefield EMEA Retail Board, Cushman & Wakefield Global Retail Board and his impact continues through his position on the BCSC Advisory Board and ICSC Leasing Group committee. Justin's expertise is in high demand with clients across EMEA.

Charles Smith - Head of Valuation & Advisory Services

Charles leads Cushman & Wakefield's UK Valuation & Advisory team and advises institutions, property company clients and property lenders. He provides valuations for numerous purposes including financial reporting, loan security, M&A, IPO and restructuring. The Valuation & Advisory team comprises 235 people and reported on 57,000 properties last year with a total value of c.£550bn. Charles joined DTZ in 1997.

David Haynes - Head Business Space for London and the South East

David is Head of Business Space London & South East at Cushman & Wakefield and joined DTZ in 1997. Throughout his career David has advised pension funds, property companies, corporates and developers on the acquisition, disposal and funding of assets across all sectors and all areas of the UK. He began his career at DTZ Investors.

Ian Thomas - Head of Business Space for the UK Regions

Ian is Chair of UK Operations Committee and Heads the Business Space Regions business which includes all the offices outside London and some national service lines. Prior to his current role Ian was Managing Director of DTZ UK & Ireland and Head of Project and Building Consultancy. He joined DTZ in 1985 and has worked in London and in several of the regional offices. Ian has focused upon project management of major projects across the UK and overseas particularly on the monitoring of debt finance.

Jason Winfield - Head of Capital Markets

Jason is Head of UK Investment Agency and for over 20 years he has been advising clients on the buying and selling of UK assets across all sectors and geographies. Prior to becoming Head of UK Investment Agency Jason ran the London based Business Space team.

Charles Dady - Head of Landlord Services

Charles is Head of South East Office Agency team at Cushman & Wakefield, with responsibility for landlord services. Charles has specialised in commercial agency for over 25 years, advising on disposals, acquisitions and development projects. Leading a group of 20 office agency and development specialists, his grasp of how to identify and implement the optimum solution to a client’s business and property needs is complemented by excellent regional knowledge.

George Roberts - Head of London Markets

With over 20 years of experience, George leads London Markets business and has advised some of London’s largest occupiers. In the last few years George has advised various clients on a wide range of projects, was included in “The Property Week” top 50 UK office agents and was awarded “Deal Maker of the Year” 2015 by CoStar.

Richard Golding - Occupier Services

Richard is Head of Global Occupier Services for UK & Ireland and Sector Lead for the Global TMT group at Cushman & Wakefield. Richard joined DTZ in 1998. He has 20 years corporate real estate, strategic portfolio management and agency experience, supporting occupier clients to develop portfolio strategies and deliver major projects.

Parimal Patel - Finance Director

Parimal is CFO UK, Nordics & Middle East at Cushman & Wakefield, having joined DTZ in 2014. He has gained international experience over 25 years in the real estate sector specialising in strategic, commercial and operational finance, M&A, corporate restructuring and change management. Parimal has also held various board positions with companies operating in the real estate sector.

Charles Lebeter - HR Director

Charles is Head of Human Resources for UK and Ireland and joined us after 13 years in the banking industry. Previously in his career, Charles worked in both South Africa and the United Arab Emirates as well as spending six years as an employment lawyer.

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