Cushman & Wakefield today announced it has further strengthened its North Shore office leasing footprint with the appointment of Steve Clapham. Steve joins Cushman & Wakefield as Director, Metropolitan Office Leasing, to help address increasing tenant demand in key North Shore markets, reporting to recently appointed Head of North Shore Office Leasing, Giuseppe Ruberto.
Steve was formerly with Knight Frank where he spent the past seven years as Director, Office Leasing, specialising in commercial office leasing on the North Shore, landlord representation and brokerage.
Over the past 12 months Steve has been recognised as one of the leading North Shore office leasing agents, being awarded a number of accolades. This includes the 2019 Centuria Leasing team of the year award, the Property Link Excellence in Agency Awards for two years running and the 2019 Investa Hardest Transaction award, where he facilitated Nokia’s move into 4,800 sqm at 111 Pacific Highway, North Sydney.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Office Leasing New South Wales, Tim Courtnall, said that Cushman & Wakefield’s Sydney office leasing presence continues to rapidly grow beyond the CBD, supported by robust fundamentals in key commercial markets across the North Shore. “We’re delighted to welcome an agent of Steve’s calibre to our team alongside our new Head of North Shore office leasing,
Giuseppe Ruberto. Cushman & Wakefield is increasingly well placed to support its clients as ongoing infrastructure investment and relative affordability continues to attract tenants to Sydney’s North Shore markets.”
Steve said: “I’m excited to be joining the Cushman & Wakefield North Sydney leasing team and work with a highly regarded group of agents that have forged a reputation as the market leading CBD office leasing team.”
“We have already seen North Sydney’s office leasing market benefit greatly from historically low CBD vacancies, and we expect this to flow on right through to the metropolitan areas, including St Leonards and Chatswood. With vacancies on the North Shore expected to tighten further, tenants are likely to seek quality, refurbished space as landlords continue to improve their offering.”