Richard Pickering

Chief Strategy Officer, UK • United Kingdom

Richard Pickering

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Richard Pickering

Chief Strategy Officer, UK • United Kingdom


Profile

Richard is responsible for leading strategy formation and the implementation of strategic projects for the UK business of Cushman & Wakefield.

As part of his responsibilities Richard has formed and leads C&W’s Futures Programme, a response to the disruptive factors impacting on the use of and investment in real estate.

He writes a weekly blog, ‘Futures /Cut’, which discusses issues such as technology, society, urbanism and economics, and has a regular readership in excess of 6,000. He co-heads C&W’s EMEA Futures programme, focussing on innovation and Proptech for C&W’s EMEA business, and he sits on C&W’s European leadership team and UK ExCo. 


A real estate thought leader, Richard was previously Head of UK Research & Insight at Cushman & Wakefield. His prior career focused on land use, development and regeneration strategy. He has advised on some of the UK’s most significant development projects. Originally trained as a lawyer, skilled in financial appraisal, and an MBA graduate, Richard has a diverse and lateral skill-set which he uses to pursue his passion of driving innovation and leading thinking about the changing world.

Awards & Associations

MBA (Distinction)
MSc Property Appraisal (Distinction)
LPC (Distinction)
BA (Hons) Law (2.1)
Member of the RICS

SERVICES

Reviewing Rating Assessments

Business rates form a significant overhead for any organisation – so it is vital for businesses to have clarity and understanding on the rates they are paying and the possible savings that can be made.

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Offices Occupier Representation

Our Occupier Representation team will support you through the entire process of your search for an office space, from the beginning all the way to signing the lease and fitting out your new premises.

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Project Management

Cushman & Wakefield’s Project Management team comprise a group of dedicated and experienced project management professionals delivering high quality schemes across a selection of Client sectors throughout the UK.

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RELATED INSIGHTS

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Insights • Commentary

A Catalyst for Change

The problem with black swans, a term coined in this context by the economist, Nassim Taleb, is that by definition they are unpredictable. No amount of business planning can effectively prepare one for something about which we can have no knowledge.
Richard Pickering • 24/03/2020
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Insights • Blockchain

Futures Cut

Futures Cut is weekly blog with a personal view of the evolving role of real estate in a world of technological, social and business change, by Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK.
Richard Pickering • 04/12/2019
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Insights • Commentary

Who Wanted Normal Anyway?

Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK reviews how things have changed since the virus, he points to some positives, and questions why in fact we would want to revert to the way things were either in the short or long term. 
Richard Pickering • 06/05/2020

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