Richard Pickering

Chief Strategy Officer, UK • United Kingdom

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Richard Pickering

Chief Strategy Officer, UK • United Kingdom


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.

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

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What's Next for Offices Post-Event

Our virtual event, What’s Next for Offices, invited Derwent London, Pearson plc, HB Reavis along with other workplace specialists, to explore changes in the office sector, make predictions for the market and discuss the role of offices in building a sustainable future.

Ben Cullen • 09/11/2021

Inflation Impact
How will inflation impact the UK and Irish economies and commercial real estate markets? – CLIENT BREAKFAST BRIEFING

UK team host over 300 clients at a hybrid breakfast briefing about the impacts of inflation with Professor of Globalisation & Development at Oxford University, Professor Ian Goldin.

10/05/2022

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Speculative UK Logistics Space Under Construction Set To Double To Highest Annual Level On Record

The volume of speculative logistics and industrial warehouse space under construction in the UK is estimated to double in 2022, reaching the highest annual level on record.

05/05/2022

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Prime Residential Development Opportunity For Sale In Warrington

The University of Chester has instructed Cushman & Wakefield to launch the sale of the Padgate Campus, Warrington, comprising approximately 33 acres of land.

08/04/2022

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Lawrence-Waterhouse Returns To Cushman & Wakefield As Partner In UK Logistics & Industrial Team

Cushman & Wakefield has strengthened its national Logistics & Industrial (L&I) team with the appointment of Colin Lawrence-Waterhouse.

07/04/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Expands EMEA Project & Development Services Team With Senior Appointments

Cushman & Wakefield has made several senior appointments to its Project & Development Services (PDS) EMEA team, boosting client account management capabilities across its regional business.

05/04/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield UK Announces Further Declines in Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gaps

Cushman & Wakefield has further reduced its mean UK gender pay gap to 29.2% in 2021, as the firm continues to progress its commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

04/04/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Advises Home Grown Hotels On Investment By KSL Capital Partners

Cushman & Wakefield has advised on the acquisition of Home Grown Hotels, the parent company of The Pig Hotels, by an affiliate of specialist travel and leisure private equity firm KSL.

04/04/2022

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DTZ Investors Sells Last Mile Estate To Mirastar/KKR JV For c.£38million

DTZ Investors (DTZI) has completed the sale of a multi-let industrial and trade counter estate in Kingston upon Thames, south west London, to Mirastar/KKR JV for circa £38 million.

16/02/2022

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Record Year Of Investment And Leasing As Demand For UK Logistics Space Continues To Soar

Demand for UK logistics and industrial warehouse space - fuelled by the continuing growth in online retail - has continued to soar.

31/01/2022

RELATED INSIGHTS

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Insights • Economy

Futures Cut - Time and Space

Sign up to Futures Cut - the regular blog from Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK - a personal view of the evolving role of real estate in a world of technological, social and business change.
Richard Pickering • 04/05/2022
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Insights • Commentary

Is risk aversion more damaging than demand shock?

What does ‘risk’ actually mean? And do we have more to fear from these new risks themselves, or instead from the way that we choose to respond to them? 
Richard Pickering • 29/07/2020
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Insights • Commentary

Addressing the Widening Inequalities Created by Real Estate

How can the real estate industry start to tackle inequality? We work in an industry that is about creating wealth for investors, and this might seem like a diametric opposition to the challenge. However, it is worth remembering that today’s landowners are in effect you and me.
Richard Pickering • 22/06/2020
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Insights • Commentary

Motivational and Social Shifts

If your past 2 weeks has been anything like mine, then you’re likely to be getting to a place of COVID-19 fatigue.
Richard Pickering • 08/04/2020
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Insights • Logistics

Logistics Sweden

The report Logistics Sweden provides an updated view on the Swedish logistics market down to the hub level.
Michał Toporowski • 18/05/2022
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Seattle Sublease Report

Greater Seattle sublease vacancy was reported at 2.0 million square feet (msf) in Q1 2022, a year-over-year decline of 1.79 msf, one of the largest declines in the U.S. The total has steadily decreased since its peak of 4.3 msf, reached in Q1 2021.
Brian Cagayat • 16/05/2022
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Insights • Hospitality

"InnSight" Quarterly Q1 2022 Hospitality Report

We highlight the key dynamics of the Canadian hospitality sector, along with a glance at the hotel cap rates across Canadian markets.
Brian Flood • 13/05/2022
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Article • Industrial

Atlanta Warehouse Forecast

The Q1 forecast for Atlanta’s warehouse/distribution market shows rents continuing to escalate and vacancy declining to new record lows despite substantial new supply.
Christa DiLalo • 13/05/2022
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Research • Investment

DNA of Real Estate

DNA of Real Estate tracks prime rents and yields in 46 cities across Europe, covering the key office, logistics and high street destinations. It has an overview of quarterly performance, and a summary of prime rents and yields for the cities and markets.
Nigel Almond • 12/05/2022
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Five Fast Facts New Miami

Miami-Dade is in the forefront of what’s driving the next economic expansion. Here are Five Fast Facts on how the “Old Miami” is evolving into the “New Miami”.
Chris Owen • 12/05/2022
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Research • Workplace

Office of the Future Revisited

Our latest insight establishes three realities: demand for office space is accelerating, hybrid is here to stay, and the role of the office has changed—and we explore their implications for office-using companies and workers.
Javier Bernades • 11/05/2022

UK INSIGHTS

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Insights • Economy

UK Real Estate Market View

A regular update on the commercial real estate market in the UK.
07/04/2022
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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.
16/02/2022
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Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update

 
Andrew Fray • 29/11/2021
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Insights • Investment

The EMEA Investor Update

A regular update on the commercial real estate investment scene in Europe.
James Young • 25/05/2021
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Insights • Occupier

The EMEA Occupier Update

A regular update on what's impacting real estate occupiers across EMEA. 
James Maddock • 20/04/2021
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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
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Article

Commercial Property

Dedicated to delivering effective services in the EMEA region. 

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