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Cushman & Wakefield Makes a Further Boost to the EMEA Capital Markets Global Capital Platform

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Cushman and Wakefield’s EMEA Capital Markets team continues to grow and is delighted to announce that Ted Li, currently head of the firm’s Capital Markets business in Beijing, is to relocate to London to join the team with responsibility for Chinese capital flows into the European real estate market Li will commence his new role in September.

Cushman and Wakefield’s London-based EMEA Capital Markets team has advised on some of the largest and most significant transactions in Europe. In 2014, the team completed 490 investment transactions across EMEA totalling over EUR 14.4 billion and advised on a further EUR 7 billion transactions. C&W was the top European retail investment adviser in 2014 with a 17% market share and for acquisition advisory the team maintains its position as one of the leading advisors across EMEA.

Previously, Li was the head of North China Investment & Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield and has directly led investment transactions valued about US$1.3 billion in China.  He has rich experience and sophisticated knowledge about the China investment market in addition to his unparalleled insight for this industry especially in respect of inbound and outbound real estate investment, assets management, commercial and residential leasing services and landlord advisories. 

Li will join the established London-based EMEA Capital Markets global capital team which already has dedicated specialists focusing on North and South American capital and Middle Eastern investors.  This team has a particular focus on London capital markets, also working with the wider EMEA Capital Markets group across all sectors.

James Beckham, Cushman & Wakefield’s head of London Capital Markets, commented: "It has never been more important for our clients to be able to access sources of global capital than it is today. Our experienced and geographically diverse platform gives our clients an unrivalled level of access to global capital at a time of heightened interest from overseas investors in the London and the wider EMEA real estate markets.”

Li has an MBA degree from University of Queensland, Australia and is a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).