Andrew TC Smith

Head of Public Sector Advisory, UK • United Kingdom

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Andrew TC Smith

Head of Public Sector Advisory, UK • United Kingdom


Andrew heads the Public Sector Advisory Team across the UK, which forms part of the UK Specialist Markets Division. Over the last 25 years Andrew has built a team which advises public bodies on the alignment of their property resources to meet their business needs.

The team’s main focus is on the development and implementation of strategies for central government departments, local authorities, universities and health trusts. Andrew is an expert on public: private transactions and innovative funding structures, including: PFI, PPP, PDS together with traditional routes; also, OJEU procurement and project delivery.

Recent projects have included: procurement of DBFO Partnerships for delivery of c. 3,400 student bed-spaces; advice on termination / expiry of PFI projects across government; advice on DBFO structures for key worker and extra care accommodation; and advice to local authority on development /alignment of commercial and operational portfolios.

Specialist Sectors

Data Centres

As the digital economy continues to expand, the data centres supporting its growth are racing to keep pace with demand.

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Healthcare
Delivering Expert Property Knowledge To The Healthcare Industry.
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Life Sciences Real Estate Services
We help life science companies create flexible real estate strategies to attract and retain top talent, while managing efficiency and costs.
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Energy and Infrastructure

The total value of the energy and infrastructure sectors is larger than the whole of UK commercial property, with investment into infrastructure assets forecast* to hit £600bn over the next 10 years. *Infrastructure Projects Authority

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Automotive and Roadside Property

Automotive dealerships, fuel and roadside properties often create real estate opportunities that require a tailored approach. Whether you’re an owner, operator or investor, Cushman & Wakefield’s knowledge of the roadside sector can help you find the right solution – whatever the challenge is.

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Student Accommodation

The student accommodation sector presents many opportunities for universities, investors, developers, operators and public bodies alike. With data-driven insights and expertise at a local, national and global level, our team are best placed to provide the advice and support you need in this market.

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Self Storage

The Self Storage industry is growing at unprecedented rates around the world, making now the perfect time to be investing in self storage facilities. Our expertise and track record in advising clients on Self Storage, and our methodology for appraising its value, is the industry standard – and has been for decades.

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Seniors Housing
Your seniors housing specialists offering a full range of real estate advice and services to the retirement living sector.
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Global Occupier Services
Future-proof your portfolio. Create inspiring on-site experiences. Unlock the potential of your real estate.
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Retail - Capital Markets

Our leading Retail Capital Markets team provides advice, execution and investment services to a vast network of national and international clients involved in buying, selling, financing or developing retail real estate.

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Rethinking Properties
Discover how our strategic rethinking process in the EMEA region helps you unlock the full potential of your commercial property investments. Expert portfolio assessment, scenario-based solutions, and data-driven recommendations.
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Seniors Housing
Your seniors housing specialists offering a full range of real estate advice and services to the retirement living sector.
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12/01/2023

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Hospitality Market Trends & Data

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Sustainable Dilapidations – Shifting Trends in The Green Agenda

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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.
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Beyond the global tech hubs in Western Europe, employers have expanding operations into Central Europe.
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Research

Residential Development Land Report

The London residential land market has seen mixed success in recent times, whilst the South East is seeing record land values being achieved.

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Hospitality Market Trends & Data

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Sustainability
Article • Sustainability / ESG

Sustainable Dilapidations – Shifting Trends in The Green Agenda

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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.
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Article • Sustainability / ESG

Landlords vs Tenants: Future MEES Conflicts

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A comprehensive overview of the retail industry across Europe, backed by thorough research conducted on transactions in 13 European countries and 231 cities.
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A regular update on the commercial real estate investment scene in Europe.
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Tech Cities: An Evolution in Talent, Location, and the Workplace

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Insights • Economy

UK Real Estate Market View

A regular update on the commercial real estate market in the UK.
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Insights • Sustainability / ESG

20 Things you Need to Know About Sustainability and Property

While sustainability is a major challenge that we are all aware of, the details may be less transparent. We've highlighted 20 things we think should be known about sustainability and real estate.
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Dedicated to delivering effective services in the EMEA region. 

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