Ben Cook

International Partner

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    125 Old Broad Street
    London
    EC2N 1AR
    United Kingdom

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Ben is an International Partner within Cushman & Wakefield's London property investment team. He specialises in advising clients on the sale and purchase of commercial real estate investments in Central London, including the City of London, West End, Midtown and Canary Wharf.


Ben advises a wide variety of clients from the UK, Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East, including domestic and international funds, property companies, private investors, sovereign funds and asset managers.

In his role, Ben has advised his clients on over £4bn of London commercial investment transactions, recently including the £400m sale of the Amundi Collection of 8 assets, the £411m purchase of 30 Gresham Street, EC2, and the £200m sale of 70 Mark Lane, EC3. 

Ben joined the company in 1997 and over his 20+ years at the firm he has been based in both the Mayfair office and City of London office where he currently works.  From 1997 to 2003, Ben worked within the company’s City, Midtown and Docklands office letting team.

Ben became an International Partner when the Cushman & Wakefield LLP was first established in 2016.


Awards & Associations

MRICS

BSc (Hons)


Assignments

30 Gresham Street - £411m purchase of this prime City headquarters asset for Wing Tai.

Amundi Collection - £400m sale of this 8 building London and UK portfolio.

70 Mark Lane - £200m sale of this prime, landmark multi-let asset for Mitsui Fudosan.

14 Tothill Street - £87m sale of this long let government asset in Victoria for Real IS.

265 Strand - £77 million single let Midtown office building purchase and subsequent sale for NTT UD.

50 Pall Mall - £60 million freehold multi-let office building purchase and subsequent sale for a private investor.

Whitefriars, 65 Fleet Street - £160 million Midtown office investment sale for CBREGI and EPF.

Deutsche Telecom HQ, Bonn - €207 million sale of this long-term income investment in Germany for KGAL.

10 Bloomsbury Way - £36 million purchase of this freehold ground rent investment for MEAG.

88 Wood Street - £270 million sale of this prominent freehold multi let City office investment for DWS and KWAP.

100 Lower Thames Street - £42 million sale of this multi-let City of London office asset for Wealth Capital.

103 Mount Street - £31 million multi-let office building purchase, JV advice and £81million sale for Kajima and Hulic.

Aviation House - £155 million freehold Midtown office and retail building purchase for PNB, having also advised on the previous purchase.

55 Moorgate - £50 million freehold core City of London building purchase for Kajima.

21 Bloomsbury Street - £73 million single let government office building sale for Real IS.

Barclaycard, Northampton - £75 million HQ office building purchase and subsequent sale in 2017 for Real IS.

1 King William Street - £68 million office building purchase and occupational lease surrender for NTT UD.

5 Savile Row - £40 million multi-let office building purchase and subsequent sale for Kajima.