Digby Flower

Chair of UK • United Kingdom

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Digby Flower

Chair of UK • United Kingdom


Digby is the Chairman UK & Ireland Cushman & Wakefield.

He has spent more than 30 years working in the Central London Market, and has developed expertise in both development consultancy and leasing and occupier consultancy and tenant representation.  

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MRICS

From a development consultancy and leasing perspective, Digby advised Land Securities on their three major Central London developments at:

  • New Street Square, EC4 (750,000 sq ft),
  • Bankside 123, SE1 (900,000 sq ft) and
  • Cardinal Place, SW1 (600,000 sq ft).

This included major forward sale, prelettings and lettings to IPC Media, Deloitte, RBS and Taylor Wessing. 

Digby advised Hammerson on their flagship City Tower developments:

  • 99 Bishopsgate (330,000 sq ft),
  • 125 Old Broad Street (320,000 sq ft) and
  • 60 Threadneedle Street (210,000 sq ft). 

Digby has given development consultancy advice on a number of the major developments in the London market, including:

  • the Hammerson consortium on Spitalfields,
  • Land Securities on 20 Fenchurch Street and
  • WR Berkley on The Scalpel.

He has advised Brookfield on the preletting of 435,000 sq ft to Amazon at Principal Place and RBS on leasing of 360,000 sq ft at Omnicom at Bankside 2 & 3.

In 2017 he was responsible for preletting both Southbank Place 2 (280,000 sq ft) and 125 Shaftesbury Avenue (140,000 sq ft) to WeWork. 

He has advised a number of major financial institutions on their property strategies and implementation of these strategies including:

  • Standard Chartered Bank,
  • F&C Management,
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Agentaria,
  • Banca Monte Dei Paschi Dei Siena and
  • State Street.

He has also advised Citi in respect of their occupation of 25 Canada Square, their landmark tower in Canary Wharf.

Digby has developed expertise in advising law firms on their occupational strategies and the acquisition of buildings to match these strategies. These include Nabarro, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Mayer Brown, Dechert and Ashurst. Most recently he advised Freshfields on their strategy, acquisition of 100 Bishopsgate and exit from their Fleet Street buildings. 

He also advised PwC on the renewal and restructuring of their lease of Embankment Place (360,000 sq ft).

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