Digby Flower

Chair of UK & Ireland • United Kingdom

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Digby Flower

Chair of UK & Ireland • United Kingdom


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Digby is the Chairman UK & Ireland Cushman & Wakefield. Digby 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.

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 also 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, Land Securities on 20 Fenchurch Street and is currently advising WR Berkley on The Scalpel and Almacantar on 125 Shaftesbury Avenue. 

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. These were the two largest deals in the UK office market in 2014.

He has advised a number of major financial institutions including Standard Chartered Bank, F&C Management, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Agentaria, Banca Monte Dei Paschi Dei Siena and State Street upon their property strategies and implementation of these strategies. 

Digby has developed a specialisation in advising law firms on their occupational strategies and the acquisition of buildings to match these strategies. These include Nabarro, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Mayer Brown, Dechert and Ashurst.

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

Awards & Associations

  • BSc
  • MRICS

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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 also 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 including Standard Chartered Bank, F&C Management, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Agentaria, Banca Monte Dei Paschi Dei Siena and State Street upon their property strategies and implementation of these strategies. 

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

Digby has developed a specialisation 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).