David Tonks

International Partner • United Kingdom

David Tonks - Birmingham
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1 Colmore Square
Birmingham, B4 6AJ
United Kingdom

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David Tonks

International Partner • United Kingdom


David leads the Repurposing team, delivering strategic property consultancy and real estate transaction advice to a range of private sector clients.

With over 30 years of real estate experience he has advised occupiers and investors on property acquisitions and disposals, advised on landlord and tenant matters, advised on occupier strategy as well as investment and development across a range of sectors.  

David was previously Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Birmingham office incorporating 260 full time employees serving clients across the full real estate cycle.

As client manager for a range of occupiers, investors and developers in both the private and public sector, David has provided strategic advice encompassing abroad range of development and investment projects and overseeing a range of professional services, covering various property types on both a freehold and leasehold basis.  

  • Legal & General
  • Aviva
  • Hammerson
  • Hines
  • Sterling Property Ventures
  • Gowling
  • Hogan Lovell
  • Eon
  • Uniper
  • RICS

  • BSc 
  • MRICS

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Kathryn Wood

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London, United Kingdom


+44 207 152 5925

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Keith Hardman

Head of Development & Strategic Advisory, UK
Leeds, United Kingdom


+44 113 233 7334

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Charles Whitworth

Head of Residential, UK
London, United Kingdom


+44 203 296 2414

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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

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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

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Ardent Completes Touchwood Acquisition and Names New Asset Management and Leasing team

The Ardent Companies (Ardent), the US-based real estate investment and asset management firm, has completed the acquisition of Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull from Lendlease Retail Partnership (LLRP).

22/07/2021

Adam Lowe
Adam Lowe Joins Cushman & Wakefield To Drive Dedicated Primary Care Service

New joiner from Assura Plc to lead specialist offering within the firm’s UK Healthcare team

21/07/2021

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Insatiable Demand from E-Commerce Drives UK Logistics Take-Up to Record Levels

Demand for UK logistics and industrial space shows no sign of slowing down as take-up in Q2 continued to be buoyed by insatiable demand from e-commerce. 

13/07/2021

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Cushman & Wakefield Signs Up to Help Boost Future Skills

Cushman & Wakefield is the latest forward-thinking employer to join the likes of PwC, Arcadis and Pinsent Masons in a highly successful West Midlands business, professional and financial services (BPFS) careers initiative.

07/07/2021

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

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

05/07/2021

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Cushman & Wakefield Completes Sale of The Very Group's East Midlands Hub

Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets team has completed the sale of Skygate, The Very Group’s distribution centre in Kegworth, Derby on behalf of Trenport Property Holdings Group.

01/07/2021

Responsible Property Management Toolkit Launched
Responsible Property Management Toolkit Launched

The Responsible Property Management Toolkit (RPMT), a joint initiative of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) and Managing Agents Partnership (MAP), launched earlier this month with Cushman & Wakefield as a key contributor to its development. 

30/06/2021

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Total Workplace

Total Workplace brings industry leading thought leadership, strategy and guidance to help clients implement innovative and consistent solutions through the use of tools, technologies and best practices.

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Our commercial property management services focus our Transaction Management, Portfolio Administration and Portfolio Strategy activity around our clients’ business challenges and priorities.

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Helping our clients make intelligent business decisions to get maximum value from the spaces they occupy.

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Portfolio Services Centre (PSC)

Cushman & Wakefield’s global Portfolio Service Centres (PSC’s) are global, multi-disciplined, connected teams of real estate professionals that partner with on-site/in-market teams to deliver fully-integrated services to Cushman & Wakefield’s clients.

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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 • 08/09/2021
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Insights • Economy

Futures Cut - Reigniting Offices

Sign up to Futures Cut - the regular blog from Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK - a personal view of the evolving role of real estate in a world of technological, social and business change.
Richard Pickering • 23/08/2021
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Insights • Logistics

COVID-19 Impacts on Manufacturing & Supply Chain

An update on the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on manufacturing and supply chains.
Lisa Graham • 18/08/2021
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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 • 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 • 23/07/2021
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Insights • Hospitality

Hospitality Market Trends & Data

In the second quarter of 2021, C&W conducted a survey amongst over 50 respondents, including senior representatives of major private equity firms, funds, REITs and other institutional investors active in the European hotel real estate market. 
Bořivoj Vokřínek • 22/07/2021
Realising Real Estate Podcast
Insights • Retail

Realising Real Estate Podcast

Join our Cushman & Wakefield hosts Lottie Tollman and Richard Womack and listen to Realising Real Estate, the podcast that covers the spectrum of real estate. They will be discussing what's happening in the UK property markets with a wide range of experts. 

15/07/2021
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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
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Insights • Investment

Infographic: Choose Your Next Logistics Hub in Line with Your Business Driver

Understanding the most recent trends in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can help to identify which locations are attractive for corporates’ operations by sector.
Dimitris Vlachopoulos • 30/06/2021
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Insights • Investment

Infographic: Choose Your Next European Tech Hub in Line with Your Business Drivers

Understanding the most recent trends in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can help to identify, by sector, which locations are most attractive for corporates’ operations.
Dimitris Vlachopoulos • 15/06/2021
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Research • Workplace

Regional UK Office Market: Sector Resilience

This research examines the resilience of key business sectors in the regional UK office space market and includes a UK Regional Risk Index.  
Patrick Scanlon • 14/06/2021

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 • 08/09/2021
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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
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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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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. 
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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 • 08/09/2021
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Insights • Economy

Futures Cut - Reigniting Offices

Sign up to Futures Cut - the regular blog from Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK - a personal view of the evolving role of real estate in a world of technological, social and business change.
Richard Pickering • 23/08/2021
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Insights • Logistics

COVID-19 Impacts on Manufacturing & Supply Chain

An update on the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on manufacturing and supply chains.
Lisa Graham • 18/08/2021
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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 • 23/07/2021

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