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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).
Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Dennis Leib as Head of Hotel Transactions for the Benelux region.
Disposal of Building One and Units 5 to 7 at West Yorkshire industrial and logistics hub generates a significant financial gain for the council.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Residential Capital Markets team has successfully secured a funding partner on behalf of Watkin Jones.
Cushman & Wakefield has made three senior appointments in its UK Specialist Markets division which provides services to owners and operators of specialist assets.
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.
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).
New joiner from Assura Plc to lead specialist offering within the firm’s UK Healthcare team
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.
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.
Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Marcus Wood as Head of UK Retail Capital Markets.
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.
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.
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