Alex Charlesworth

International Partner • United Kingdom

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Alex Charlesworth

International Partner • United Kingdom


Alex is Head of UK National Building Consultancy and is responsible for all commercial building surveying services. He is recognised by peers and the industry as a specialist dilapidations practitioner, with a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues and has extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants.

He provides construction and building related advice across a wide range of property, to owners, occupiers and investors.  He deals with due diligence and acquisition surveys, reinstatement cost assessments, maintenance and refurbishment, and advises on exit strategy. Alex also has wide experience in Purchaser's and Investor's surveys, both individual properties and large scale portfolios across EMEA. He also undertakes building pathology analysis on many types of commercial and historic buildings.

Alex is also responsible for consultancy services across Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), in particular relating to cross border due diligence and dilapidations.

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Cushman & Wakefield Advises On The Sale of The Holiday Inn Express Southampton

Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Hospitality team has advised Brightbay Real Estate Partners (BBREP) on the sale of the Holiday Inn Express Southampton, M27 J7 to UK-based family office Hunton Hotels.

21/12/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Welcomes Senior Hire To UK Capital Markets Team

Global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, has appointed James Yates as a Partner to its UK Capital Markets team.

24/11/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Announces Tom Nuttall As Head of UK Valuation & Advisory

Nuttall, who joined the firm as a graduate, will succeed Karen Clements who is retiring at the end of the year.

02/11/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Expands UK Student Accommodation Team With Senior Hire

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed John Freker as a Partner to its UK Student Accommodation team.

01/11/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Announces UK & Ireland Promotions To Partner And International Partner

Senior promotions are across Cushman & Wakefield’s UK&I-based business lines and Global Occupier Services.

30/10/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Hires Logistics & Industrial Capital Markets Partner

Cushman & Wakefield has further strengthened its UK Logistics & Industrial team by hiring capital markets specialist Christopher Robinson as a Partner.

25/09/2023

European Grade A Office Availability Ratio Declines As Occupiers Focus On Best in Class Space
Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Residential Team Hires Emily Fox As A Partner

Commercial real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, has appointed Emily Fox as a Partner to lead its Residential Valuation & Advisory team in the Midlands.

20/09/2023

Housing Drone View
Coventry University Sells 627-Bed First Generation Halls of Residence To Frogmore

Advised by Cushman & Wakefield, Coventry University has sold a 627-bed first-generation halls of residence with significant asset management opportunities for an undisclosed sum to Frogmore.

01/08/2023

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Year-End Central London Office Leasing Figures Show a Changing Landscape

Year-End Central London Office Leasing Figures Show a Changing Landscape

14/02/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Expands UK Research & Insight Team

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Kiran Patel as an Associate Director within its UK Research & Insight team, focusing on the offices sector.

24/01/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens Residential Development Team

Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its land, development and planning team in Leeds with the appointment of Matt Brear as Associate Director.

12/01/2023

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MyCity 2023

This autumn, we’re excited to unpack our vision for the future of six UK cities: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh. We consider how well placed each is to manage the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Services

Project Development

Whether you’re an occupier or investor in real estate, working on a single asset or across an international portfolio, we’re ideally placed to support you with a comprehensive range of Project & Development Services.

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Building Consultancy

With extensive commercial expertise and a deep understanding of the property life-cycle requirements of investors, occupiers, lenders and developers, our building consultancy team provides specialist advice across the full spectrum of building surveying services.

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Building Engineering Services

Our Building Engineering Services team can provide all design and management services relating to the mechanical, electrical and public health elements within all building types, across all sectors during initial construction, fit-out and occupancy stages.

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Article • Facilities Management

Facility Management 3 pillars evaluated in the process audit

Process auditing is an essential practice to ensure the efficiency and compliance of the company's internal procedures. Therefore, it is part of our strategy in Facility Management operations to carry out a detailed and systematic assessment of the organization's procedures, policies and internal controls.

Rodrigo Costev • 23/04/2024
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Article • Facilities Management

Green cleaning in a building

On the occasion of the upcoming Earth Day, it is worth taking a look at the organization of life in an office building through the prism of ESG aspects.
Kamil Kwiecień • 23/04/2024
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Research

Office buildings increasingly commercial

Already 64% of Warsaw office buildings offer at least one retail and service unit, according to the "Retail @ Office" report prepared by experts from the international consulting firm Cushman & Wakefield.
Ewa Derlatka-Chilewicz • 22/04/2024
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Article • Technology

FROM AI TO ABSORPTION: OFFICE DEMAND, AI TALENT CONCENTRATIONS, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR DATA CENTERS 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an integral part of modern society and business, having re-entered the spotlight in late 2022 with the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, as hype surrounding the technology boomed

19/03/2024
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Article • Sustainability / ESG

Social project encouraged by Cushman & Wakefield exceeds expectations

We recently commented on how Cushman & Wakefield has used tax incentive laws, in this case ProMac - Municipal Program to Support Cultural Projects in the city of São Paulo - to enhance its investments in social projects.

Cynthia Franco • 12/03/2024
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Article • Economy

Free Energy Market Advantages and news for 2024

We have already mentioned the Free Energy Market a few times as one of the energy efficiency initiatives adopted in condominiums managed by Cushman & Wakefield and how it can be an interesting alternative in some cases.

05/03/2024
Workplace 2024
Article • Workplace

Workplace trends 2024

Learn more about workplace trends for 2024 and understand how our team can help occupants make better use of their spaces.

Fernanda Machado • 22/02/2024
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Article • Economy

Oscar Freire remains among the most expensive rentals in the world

Rents in key global retail destinations continued their steady recovery, increasing by an average of 4.8% compared to last year. The strongest growth was recorded in Asia-Pacific, averaging 5.3%, the Americas at 5.2% and Europe at 4.2%.

04/01/2024
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Insights • Economy

Spain Real Estate Market View

A regular update on the commercial real estate market in Spain, reflecting all our service lines: Offices, Industrial, Capital Markets Group, Retail and Hospitality.
10/03/2022
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Insights • Sustainability / ESG

Transparency in Business Space Sustainability

Given that there are buildings lacking environmental certification on the market, the quality of office properties is not restricted to energy and environmental ratings.

24/09/2020

UK INSIGHTS

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MarketBeat

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.
Edward Bavister • 23/04/2024
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Research

Back to School

Explore education activity in the UK office leasing market.
Kiran Patel • 19/04/2024
2024 UK SELF STORAGE ANNUAL REPORT
Research

UK Self Storage Annual Report 2024

The Self Storage Association UK Annual Industry Report provides a comprehensive overview into the self storage sector.
Philip Macauley • 16/04/2024
2024 London moves
Research • Workplace

London Moves

As the London office market continues to evolve and adapt, the London Moves report provides a detailed analysis of the trends and shifts in 2023. It highlights the who, what, where and why of office relocations across the Capital.
Ben Cullen • 15/04/2024
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Research

Hospitality Market Trends & Data

The latest hospitality market insights are based on the in-depth analysis of our extensive data sets, surveys of investors, operators and lenders and up-to-date market intelligence from our team members on-the-ground in all major European markets.

Bořivoj Vokřínek • 11/04/2024
Sustainability
Article • Sustainability / ESG

Sustainable Dilapidations – Shifting Trends in The Green Agenda

The real estate industry is slowly shifting more towards retaining and repairing as opposed to demolishing and replacing. Whilst financial pressures continue to drive dilapidations, the real estate industry is on the journey to ensure sustainability is at the forefront of dilapidations.
Alex Charlesworth • 26/02/2024
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Article • Sustainability / ESG

Landlords vs Tenants: Future MEES Conflicts

The pressure on Landlords is growing. Cushman & Wakefield is seeing evidence that investors are reducing purchase offers accounting for the capital expenditure required to meet minimum energy efficiency standards.
Alex Charlesworth • 22/01/2024
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Research

EMEA Data Centre Market Update

The EMEA region is experiencing continued growth in demand as well as investments in digital infrastructure. The region currently has 6.9GW of operational capacity, with 2GW under construction and a massive 5.4GW in planned stages.
Andrew Fray • 30/10/2023
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Insights

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 • Economy

Tech Cities: The Global Intersection of Talent and Real Estate

With a significant growth forecast for the global tech sector in the next 10 years, the evolution of tech cities around the world as hubs of tech talent and suitable commercial real estate will continue. In this report we assess how tech cities are competing for business across key talent, real estate, and business environment metrics.
David Smith • 08/08/2022
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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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Article

Commercial Property

Dedicated to delivering effective services in the EMEA region. 

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JP Boden & Co • Retail
Fashion retailer JP Boden & Co wanted to expand its London head office to accommodate business growth and more agile working. Our Project & Development Services team created a connection between the main office into a newly refurbished warehouse/hangar space, creating one large single workspace that reflects the Boden brand. 
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A confidential government client sought to craft an optimized footprint with the goal of saving U.S. taxpayer dollars.
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Battersea Power Station is an iconic 42-acre development on the south of the River Thames.
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IREEF is a flagship fund of Invesco Real Estate comprising core and value-add assets across Europe.

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Crestyl
Savarin is a brand-new destination for shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment in the heart of the city.
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Hines • Retail
Developing a forward-looking strategy for one of Birmingham’s prime assets.
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JP Boden & Co • Retail
Fashion retailer JP Boden & Co wanted to expand its London head office to accommodate business growth and more agile working. Our Project & Development Services team created a connection between the main office into a newly refurbished warehouse/hangar space, creating one large single workspace that reflects the Boden brand. 
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Commercial Real Estate Technology
Omnicom Europe Limited • Technology

Omnicom Europe Limited had to relocate from over ten properties into one over 4 years.

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