Richard Pickering

Head of Innovation, EMEA • United Kingdom

Richard Pickering
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Richard Pickering

Head of Innovation, EMEA • United Kingdom


Richard leads strategic innovation for the EMEA business of Cushman & Wakefield.

Working closely with global transformation, technology and regional counterparts, his responsibilities include guiding the development of the firm’s digital platform in EMEA, driving transformation projects to an overarching business vision, developing the EMEA operating model for Analytics, and acting as the lead EMEA sponsor for digital product development.

Richard is also a keynote speaker on the future of real estate. He publishes a bi-weekly blog, Futures /Cut, with a readership of 6,000, which addresses how technology, society, urbanism and economics are transforming the real estate industry. He is passionate on the subject of regeneration and is the sponsor of a current campaign on the Future of Cities.

Originally trained as a lawyer, Richard since held roles in real estate consulting, and as Head of the UK Insight team for Cushman & Wakefield. He founded C&W’s Futures programme and his immediately prior role was as Chief Strategy Officer for the UK business. He sits on C&W’s UK Exco, its EMEA leadership team and chairs the innovation chapter of the EMEA OpCo.

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

UK INSIGHTS

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Research • Investment

DNA of Real Estate

DNA of Real Estate tracks prime rents and yields in up to 45 cities across Europe, covering the key office, high street and logistics sectors. It provides an overview of quarterly performance for prime rents and yields.
Nigel Almond • 21/11/2022
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Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update

 
Jacob Albers • 01/11/2022
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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.
Daryl Perry • 27/10/2022
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Insights • Investment

The EMEA Investor Update

A regular update on the commercial real estate investment scene in Europe.
James Young • 27/10/2022
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Research • Education

UK Student Accommodation Report

The Student Accommodation Annual Report provides insight into the trends in student accommodation demand, supply and investment during the year to date.
Andrew Smith • 02/08/2022
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Insights • Economy

UK Real Estate Market View

A regular update on the commercial real estate market in the UK.
31/05/2022
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Research • Coworking

Coworking Trends

We outline the difference between the offers, along with market leading research on coworking trends across the world.
17/11/2020
Flexible Workspace
Insights • Coworking

Valuation of Flexible Workspace

With flexible workspace now considered a vital component of the workplace ecosystem, how should landlords successfully value a flexible workspace proposition?
10/09/2020
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Insights • Office

Is This End Of The Development Cycle?

The lockdown measures implemented by the Government to control the spread of coronavirus have had a profound effect on office development activity.
01/07/2020
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Article

Commercial Property

Dedicated to delivering effective services in the EMEA region. 

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European Grade A Office Availability Ratio Declines As Occupiers Focus On Best in Class Space
European Grade A Office Availability Ratio Declines As Occupiers Focus On Best in Class Space

Availability of Grade A space demanded by occupiers remains low and below 2% of total office stock in many key markets.

18/11/2022

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GSK Completes Sale Of Strategic Life Sciences Development Site

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has advised GSK plc on the sale of the surplus development land that sits alongside its 1 million sq ft Research & Development (R&D) facility in Stevenage to UBS Asset Management and Reef Group. 

11/11/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints EMEA Sustainability Services Lead

Meikle will be responsible for driving activity in the Midlands and wider regions.

03/11/2022

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Availability of Grade A Office Space in London Reaches 12-year Low

Meikle will be responsible for driving activity in the Midlands and wider regions.

26/10/2022

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Cinch Self Storage and Partners Acquire 34,000 Sq Ft Watford Warehouse

Padlock Partners UK Fund III and operating partner Cinch Self Storage have purchased a site for a new facility in Watford for approximately £9m.

07/10/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Recognised For Project Managing Dojo’s Award Winning Workplace Fit Out

Cushman & Wakefield has been recognised for its role as Project Manager on digital payment company Dojo’s head office in London, which won the British Council for Offices (BCO) National Award 2022 in the Fit Out of Workspace category.

06/10/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Andrew Meikle As International Partner In UK Capital Markets Team

Meikle will be responsible for driving activity in the Midlands and wider regions.

04/10/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Welcomes Tomorrow’s Industry Stars

68 graduates, apprentices and placement students have joined in the UK & Ireland

30/09/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Launches Sale Of 21 Grosvenor Place, SW1

This highly attractive West End office building presents a unique refurbishment and repositioning opportunity, suitable for a number of high value uses including healthcare.

26/09/2022

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Budget Reaction

Cushman & Wakefield experts from across the UK react to this year's budget and what it means for property.

12/03/2020

Services

Offices Leasing

Cushman & Wakefield provides a bespoke office leasing service to investor, developer and public sector clients across the UK & Ireland.

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Retail Leasing

With in-depth market knowledge spanning all types of retail property, our Retail Leasing team provides a tailored service to investors, developers, occupiers and public sector clients across the UK and Ireland.

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Industrial Leasing

Cushman & Wakefield provides a dedicated logistics and industrial leasing service to investor, developer and public sector clients across the UK & Ireland.

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MORE INSIGHTS

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Article • Office

Steel Business Center Discover the history of the traditional enterprise managed by Cushman & Wakefield

Inaugurated in 1995 and acquired in 2017 by Barzel Properties, the Centro Empresarial do Aço – CEA has been managed by Cushman & Wakefield since 1998. The building recently underwent an important retrofit, and continues to promote constant improvements and innovations.

Stela Hirata • 25/11/2022
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Insights • Retail

Main Streets Across the World

RETAIL REBOUND: HOW RETAIL REAL ESTATE FARED DURING THE GREAT PANDEMIC STRESS TEST

25/11/2022
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Research • Retail

Main Streets Across the World

Retail Rebound: How Retail Real Estate Fared During the Great Pandemic Stress Test

22/11/2022
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Research • Retail

Main Streets Across the World

Almost three years after the onset of the global pandemic, the retail industry has been through one the biggest stress tests imaginable, but best-in-class real estate has remained robust – and even emerged stronger in some markets.
Ewa Derlatka-Chilewicz • 22/11/2022
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Insights • Office

The future of the Belgian office market

Some updated insights on the Belgian office market. 
Cédric Van Meerbeeck • 16/11/2022
We Make An Impact

We Make An Impact

Our people are the true makers of Cushman & Wakefield.  They create tangible outcomes, working with our clients across the Commercial Real Estate industry to make great things happen.
Simon Fenn • 14/11/2022
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STORIES

Battersea Power Station Development Co
Battersea Power Station Development Company • Retail
Battersea Power Station is an iconic 42-acre development on the south of the River Thames.
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NN • Banking & Financial Services
NN planned to move into their 3800 sq. m building, situated in the old city of Bratislava that needed complete refurbishment. The project was complicated by the request from the client to keep two department in the building during reconstruction. Cushman & Wakefield Project Management & Consultancy team in Slovakia has been appointed to run the project.
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NN • Banking & Financial Services
NN planned to move into their 3800 sq. m building, situated in the old city of Bratislava that needed complete refurbishment. The project was complicated by the request from the client to keep two department in the building during reconstruction. Cushman & Wakefield Project Management & Consultancy team in Slovakia has been appointed to run the project.
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