James Yates joins from Avison Young and will lead the firm’s investment activity in Yorkshire and the North East
Yates brings 15 years’ experience in real estate advisory to the firm. He has spent his career to date at Avison Young, formerly GVA, and was most recently a Director in the company’s Capital Markets team. Yates has advised a mix of clients on commercial property transactions across all UK market sectors, including Aviva, CBRE IM, Copley Point Capital, M7, and local authorities across the country.
In his new role he is responsible for leading the Capital Markets team in Yorkshire and the North East, advising on the acquisition and disposal of commercial investments for clients including institutions, developers, property companies and high net worth investors.
Yates is based at Cushman & Wakefield’s Leeds office, providing specialist investment advice to national and regional clients across the different asset classes.
Jeremy Beckett, Head of National Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “We are thrilled to welcome James to Cushman & Wakefield. Our Capital Markets team is made up of specialists with a thorough understanding of capital sources and pricing in the market, as well as the evolving needs of occupiers and what that means for investors throughout the country. James’ experience and considerable local market knowledge will complement the existing team and further strengthen our first-rate investment advisory service for clients.”
James Yates, Partner in Cushman & Wakefield's Capital Markets team, said: “It is an exciting time to join Cushman & Wakefield. The Yorkshire and North East has deep and established investment markets across multiple sectors. I look forward to forging new client relationships and supporting businesses seeking to invest in the region.”