Cushman & Wakefield has appointed two new partners to its Scottish team -Tony Rosenthal and Maria Francké.
Tony, who has joined the firm from Gerald Eve where he was Partner for Rating, is leading the National Rating team within Scotland. A former Assessor for Central Scotland, he takes over from Bill Robb who is retiring.
Maria starts with the business on 6 January and will head up the firm’s new Planning and Development Consultancy in Scotland. Maria led Planning and Development teams in Chesterton, Drivers Jonas and Deloitte’s before setting up her own consultancy business.
Stuart Dorward, Head of Cushman & Wakefield in Scotland, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tony and Maria to the Scottish business. They both have fantastic track records and we are delighted that they have agreed to join us at a very exciting time for the business, which has flourished since the merger with DTZ last year.
“Tony, with his extensive expertise with both private and public sector clients, is the perfect person to take on the mantle from Bill Robb.”
Tony added: “Cushman & Wakefield has undergone one of the most successful mergers in the last couple of decades, putting them at the forefront of Scottish property, with the ability to offer best in class services across transactional and professional advisory service lines.
“The ability to tap into other service lines from a cross selling point of view is extremely appealing, particularly with the 2017 Revaluation being just around the corner. I am looking forward to building the rating team in Scotland and having a long and successful career at Cushman & Wakefield.”
Maria’s appointment comes as part of a national drive to grow Cushman & Wakefield’s Development & Planning team across the UK and follows the arrival of Ian Anderson to its London team in July.
Stuart said: “We are very excited that Maria has come on board enabling us to offer both existing and new clients high-quality planning and development advice. Maria has an enviable reputation with 24 years’ experience in town planning and will be a big asset to the firm.”
Maria added: “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity at this pivotal time of growth for Cushman & Wakefield. I am looking forward to building the best planning team in Scotland providing first class planning and development consultancy advice to clients to complement the firm’s other leading service lines. With such a high calibre team of Scottish property specialists across all service lines in the firm I am really looking forward to working with them and planning colleagues across the UK.
“It will be great to be able to hit the ground running in offering their existing clients high-quality planning advice. I want Cushman & Wakefield to be the firm that clients turn to when there are planning hurdles to be overcome. It is a critical time of change in both the planning and political arena given the Scottish Government’s review of the planning system and Brexit on the near horizon. I am confident that my experience will be invaluable to the firm and its clients as it navigates these exciting challenges.”