Andrew TC Smith

Head of Public Sector Advisory, UK • United Kingdom

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Andrew TC Smith

Head of Public Sector Advisory, UK • United Kingdom


Andrew heads the Public Sector Advisory Team across the UK, which forms part of the UK Specialist Markets Division. Over the last 25 years Andrew has built a team which advises public bodies on the alignment of their property resources to meet their business needs.

The team’s main focus is on the development and implementation of strategies for central government departments, local authorities, universities and health trusts. Andrew is an expert on public: private transactions and innovative funding structures, including: PFI, PPP, PDS together with traditional routes; also, OJEU procurement and project delivery.

Recent projects have included: procurement of DBFO Partnerships for delivery of c. 3,400 student bed-spaces; advice on termination / expiry of PFI projects across government; advice on DBFO structures for key worker and extra care accommodation; and advice to local authority on development /alignment of commercial and operational portfolios.

Specialist Sectors

Data Centres

As the digital economy continues to expand, the data centres supporting its growth are racing to keep pace with demand.

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Healthcare

Specialising in all aspects of the healthcare market, from private hospitals to retirement villages, our healthcare team provides a full range of services to owners and operators.

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Life Sciences

The life sciences sector continues to see record growth and advances in technology are continuing to let people push the boundaries of science and revolutionising the future of medicine.

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Energy and Infrastructure

The total value of the energy and infrastructure sectors is larger than the whole of UK commercial property, with investment into infrastructure assets forecast* to hit £600bn over the next 10 years. *Infrastructure Projects Authority

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Automotive and Roadside Property

Automotive dealerships, fuel and roadside properties often create real estate opportunities that require a tailored approach. Whether you’re an owner, operator or investor, Cushman & Wakefield’s knowledge of the roadside sector can help you find the right solution – whatever the challenge is.

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Student Accommodation

The student accommodation sector presents many opportunities for universities, investors, developers, operators and public bodies alike. With data-driven insights and expertise at a local, national and global level, our team are best placed to provide the advice and support you need in this market.

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Self Storage

The Self Storage industry is growing at unprecedented rates around the world, making now the perfect time to be investing in self storage facilities. Our expertise and track record in advising clients on Self Storage, and our methodology for appraising its value, is the industry standard – and has been for decades.

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Senior Living

We are senior living specialists offering a full range of real estate services globally in the retirement living sector.

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What's new

What's Next for Offices Post-Event
What's Next for Offices Post-Event

Our virtual event, What’s Next for Offices, invited Derwent London, Pearson plc, HB Reavis along with other workplace specialists, to explore changes in the office sector, make predictions for the market and discuss the role of offices in building a sustainable future.

Ben Cullen • 09/11/2021

The Rise and Rise of ASEAN
Cushman & Wakefield Research Shows EMEA Prime Logistics Yields Close To Converging On Retail

The rampant growth in rents across the logistics sector continues amid a broader recovery in markets as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to wane, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest DNA of Real Estate research for Q3 2021.

Richard Coleman • 08/11/2021

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Head of Public Sector Project & Development Services

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed former AECOM Director Trevor Stone to lead its UK Project & Development Services (PDS) team’s activity with public sector clients.

03/11/2021

Total Workplace
Cushman & Wakefield Expands Total Workplace Team With Four Senior Hires

Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its Total Workplace team, which advises real estate occupiers, developers and owners on how best to achieve strategic goals through the workplace, with four hires in EMEA.

26/10/2021

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Availability Of UK Logistics Space Falls To Record Low As Take Up And Investment Head For New Annual Highs

Demand for UK logistics and industrial space continues to power ahead with the 16.1 million sq ft taken in Q3 pushing availability to record lows, according to new data from Cushman & Wakefield

25/10/2021

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Cushman & Wakefield Makes Four Senior Appointments in EMEA Integrated Portfolio Management Team

Cushman & Wakefield has made four senior EMEA appointments within its Global Occupier Services (GOS) business, which delivers outsourced real estate solutions to help companies and institutions achieve their strategic goals

22/10/2021

Belgian hospitality industry
Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Head of Benelux Hotel Transactions

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Dennis Leib as Head of Hotel Transactions for the Benelux region.

19/10/2021

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Cushman & Wakefield Makes 64 UK & Ireland Promotions

Recognition across Cushman & Wakefield’s UK&I-based business lines and Global Occupier Services

14/10/2021

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Leeds City Council completes sale at Logic Leeds

Disposal of Building One and Units 5 to 7 at West Yorkshire industrial and logistics hub generates a significant financial gain for the council.

23/09/2021

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Hove Build-to-Rent Scheme

Cushman & Wakefield’s Residential Capital Markets team has successfully secured a funding partner on behalf of Watkin Jones.

12/08/2021

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Cushman & Wakefield Makes Key Specialist Markets Appointments

Cushman & Wakefield has made three senior appointments in its UK Specialist Markets division which provides services to owners and operators of specialist assets.

27/07/2021

David Tonks
Cushman & Wakefield Announces Senior Recruit to Lead its Dedicated Repurposing Team

Cushman & Wakefield has made a major hire to lead its dedicated Repurposing team which is focused on delivery of repositioning services for under-performing assets.

26/07/2021

Insights

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Insights • Investment

Infographic: Choose Your Next Shared Service Centre in Line with Your Business Drivers

Shared Service Centre and Contact Centre operations, established markets in Central and Eastern Europe, such as Krakow, Budapest, Bucharest and Warsaw remain the top foreign investment destinations.
Dimitris Vlachopoulos • 14/07/2021
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Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update

Many large operators have secured new investors for further expansion as the race to develop fully continental platforms continues.
Kevin Imboden • 08/07/2021
Data Center Update Web Card
Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre MarketBeats | Autumn/Winter

Development continues across the core FLAP-D markets in ever-larger phases as companies continue their move off-premises and operators expand their data centres accordingly. Many of the hyperscale services have chosen to launch new products and expansions in these areas first, reflecting continued and potential demand over the next several years.
Kevin Imboden • 16/12/2020
Data Center Update Web Card
Research • Data Center

Data Centre European Secondary Markets Report

Data centre development across Europe has long centred around what were first known as the FLAP markets, major global cities each with deep business and financial sectors. As these markets continue to thrive, a host of newer locations have joined the data centre landscape.
Kevin Imboden • 12/08/2020
Data Center Update Web Card
Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update | Spring/Summer 2020

Many large operators have secured new investors for further expansion as the race to develop fully continental platforms continues.
Kevin Imboden • 13/07/2020
Shopping Centres
Insights • Retail

Retail and Leisure Spotlight: Shopping Centre Autumn Edition 2021

Our Autumn Edition of the Retail & Leisure Spotlight captures the need-to-know trends in the shopping centre market. As retail goes through revolutionary changes, shopping centres are at the very heart of change in the market.
Dominic Bouvet • 18/11/2021
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Article • Sustainability

COP26 Glasgow Climate Summit: Implications for Real Estate

World leaders representing governments and industry came together in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26 to address how to achieve targets set as part of the Paris Climate Agreement 2015.
Andrew Phipps • 16/11/2021
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Research • Investment

DNA of Real Estate

DNA of Real Estate tracks prime rents and yields in 46 cities across Europe, covering the key office, logistics and high street destinations. It has an overview of quarterly performance, and a summary of prime rents and yields for the cities and markets.
Nigel Almond • 09/11/2021
Business Rates
Insights • Occupier

Let's Talk Business Rates

In this 'Let’s Talk Business Rates' edition, we examine the 2021 Budget and Final Report on the “Fundamental Review of Business Rates”.
01/11/2021
Repurposing Building
Insights • Sustainability

How to keep real estate relevant by repurposing buildings in a rapidly changing environment

The pandemic has been widely recognised as an accelerant to many changes which were already materialising across the real estate industry.  
David Tonks • 22/10/2021
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Insights • Retail

The Future of Retail, Leisure, Entertainment & Wellbeing

Feel Good - Insight into the changing world of retail & leisure and industry trends

Dominic Bouvet • 19/10/2021
Fit Out Guide Social
Insights • Occupier

Fit Out Cost Guide

Our London & South East Occupier Fit Out Cost Guide sets out average commercial fit out costs across a range of sectors, to help guide occupiers through the early stages of defining their relocation fit out budgets.
Greg Porter • 14/10/2021

UK INSIGHTS

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Insights • Economy

UK Real Estate Market View

A regular update on the commercial real estate market in the UK.
Greg Mansell • 23/09/2021
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MarketBeat • Insights

UK MarketBeat

Cushman & Wakefield MarketBeat reports analyse quarterly UK commercial property activity across office, retail and industrial real estate sectors as well as the Central London residential market. Find data on supply, demand and pricing trends at the market and submarket levels.
10/08/2021
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Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update

Many large operators have secured new investors for further expansion as the race to develop fully continental platforms continues.
Kevin Imboden • 08/07/2021
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Insights • Investment

The EMEA Investor Update

A regular update on the commercial real estate investment scene in Europe.
James Young • 25/05/2021
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Insights • Occupier

The EMEA Occupier Update

A regular update on what's impacting real estate occupiers across EMEA. 
James Maddock • 20/04/2021
Data Center Update Web Card
Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre MarketBeats | Autumn/Winter

Development continues across the core FLAP-D markets in ever-larger phases as companies continue their move off-premises and operators expand their data centres accordingly. Many of the hyperscale services have chosen to launch new products and expansions in these areas first, reflecting continued and potential demand over the next several years.
Kevin Imboden • 16/12/2020
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Research • Coworking

Coworking Trends

We outline the difference between the offers, along with market leading research on coworking trends across the world.
17/11/2020
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Article

Commercial Property

Dedicated to delivering effective services in the EMEA region. 
costs
Insights • Investment

Infographic: Choose Your Next Shared Service Centre in Line with Your Business Drivers

Shared Service Centre and Contact Centre operations, established markets in Central and Eastern Europe, such as Krakow, Budapest, Bucharest and Warsaw remain the top foreign investment destinations.
Dimitris Vlachopoulos • 14/07/2021
Data-Center-Update_EMEA_web-card
Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update

Many large operators have secured new investors for further expansion as the race to develop fully continental platforms continues.
Kevin Imboden • 08/07/2021
Data Center Update Web Card
Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre MarketBeats | Autumn/Winter

Development continues across the core FLAP-D markets in ever-larger phases as companies continue their move off-premises and operators expand their data centres accordingly. Many of the hyperscale services have chosen to launch new products and expansions in these areas first, reflecting continued and potential demand over the next several years.
Kevin Imboden • 16/12/2020
Data Center Update Web Card
Research • Data Center

Data Centre European Secondary Markets Report

Data centre development across Europe has long centred around what were first known as the FLAP markets, major global cities each with deep business and financial sectors. As these markets continue to thrive, a host of newer locations have joined the data centre landscape.
Kevin Imboden • 12/08/2020

FEATURED STORIES

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