David Davidson

Chair of Scotland • United Kingdom

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David Davidson

Chair of Scotland • United Kingdom


David is a Partner and the Managing Director of the firm’s two Scottish offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

David joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1992 and is joint head of the successful Capital Markets team in Scotland that has acquired and disposed of £480 million worth of properties for German investors in Scotland.

Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Member of the Scottish Property Federation

Member of the Investment Property Form

Member of the Scottish Executive's Business Improvement District (BIDs) Steering Group for the introduction of BIDs in Scotland

Chairman of the Scottish Junior Branch of the RICS in 1990/91 and Chairman of the RICS in Scotland Commercial Property Faculty Board from 2009 to 2011

TMW Pramerica Real estate Advisors

SWIP (Scottish Widows Investment Partnership)

iii Investments

BAPT (British Airways Pension Fund Trustees)

Ignis Asset Management

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Commercial real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, has appointed Chris Taylor as a Partner to lead its Residential Valuation & Advisory team in the North West.

07/02/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Expands UK Research & Insight Team

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Kiran Patel as an Associate Director within its UK Research & Insight team, focusing on the offices sector.

24/01/2023

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David Davidson To Retire

David Davidson, Chair of Cushman & Wakefield’s Scottish business and Head of Capital Markets Scotland, will retire in March after a 31-year career with the firm. He will be succeeded as Head of Capital Markets Scotland by Stephen Bibby.

12/01/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens Residential Development Team

Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its land, development and planning team in Leeds with the appointment of Matt Brear as Associate Director.

12/01/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, has expanded the role of James Young, Head of Investor Services EMEA, to also include the Asia Pacific region. The promotion will take effect from January 2023.

14/12/2022

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The Leisure & Restaurants Team at real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, led by Matt Ashman, Megan Hutchinson and Matt Englender, has been appointed by The Crown Estate to advise on the Hospitality and Leisure aspects of its London portfolio.

14/12/2022

Promotion
Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Daryl Perry As Head of UK Research & Insight

Based in London, Perry will be responsible for leading the UK Research & Insight team, delivering value-adding market insight across offices, retail, logistics and industrial and specialist markets, as well as thought leadership on emerging trends and issues.

29/09/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Residential Team Continues Expansion With Four Hires

Cushman & Wakefield has announced four appointments enhancing the Residential capabilities within its UK Specialist Markets team.   

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Record Year Of Investment And Leasing As Demand For UK Logistics Space Continues To Soar

Demand for UK logistics and industrial warehouse space - fuelled by the continuing growth in online retail - has continued to soar.

31/01/2022

Marcus Wood
Marcus Wood Rejoins Cushman & Wakefield as Head of Retail Capital Markets

Marcus Wood has rejoined Cushman & Wakefield as Head of UK Retail Capital Markets.

13/12/2021

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