- Two Partners and two Associates join to enhance support for clients and expand service capabilities
- New joiners include Helen Gray to lead Build to Rent consultancy and design
London, 21 March 2022 – Cushman & Wakefield has announced four appointments enhancing the Residential capabilities within its UK Specialist Markets team.
Helen Gray will be joining the firm as a Partner to lead Cushman & Wakefield’s Build to Rent (BTR) consultancy and design offering. She has more than 13 years of experience and was most recently at CBRE, where she led its BTR consultancy as a Senior Director.
At Cushman & Wakefield, Gray will provide project-specific consultancy – including demographics and demand surveys, market reviews and design and specification – both as a standalone service for clients, and as support to the UK Residential Capital Markets team on individual instructions.
More broadly, she will also produce insight and analysis focused on key trends, market dynamics and the evolution of design in the BTR sector. She will be based in London, working with investor clients and developers across the UK, alongside key figures including Charles Whitworth, Head of Residential UK and Mark Clegg, Head of Residential Capital Markets UK.
Mark Clegg, Head of Residential Capital Markets UK at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “The fundamentals driving the UK BTR market are well known, with an acute shortage of available rental stock across the country. Helen’s expertise in market consultancy, analytics and design complements and further enhances our existing strengths in capital markets, valuation and data-driven advice to developer and investor clients.”
Cushman & Wakefield’s Residential business provides services to developers, corporates, and investors in residential, as well as market-leading advice in specialist sub-sectors such as student accommodation and retirement living. The team has expanded further through the arrivals of Millie Todd as an Associate Director, and Gemma Le Witt and William Bell joining the Residential Valuation & Advisory team as a Partner and Associate respectively.
Millie Todd joined from property market intelligence company Dataloft, where she was a Senior Analyst providing consultancy to clients, including investors, developers, and policy makers within the residential sector. Prior to that she was at CBRE. Todd will lead Cushman & Wakefield’s research for Residential and Specialist Markets.
Gemma Le Witt has joined the Residential Valuation & Advisory team, having previously held the position of Senior Associate Director at Strutt & Parker, alongside William Bell who was most recently an Associate at Knight Frank.
David Haynes, Head of Specialist Markets UK at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “The growth of our residential offer reflects the purposeful collaboration across our Specialist Markets teams and the connectivity across our global platform. As demand for our services increases, we are delighted to welcome high calibre talent allowing us to do more for our clients.”