Head of Offices, UK • United Kingdom
Ben leads Cushman & Wakefield’s Occupier Representation business in London.
His team is the market leader and advises Occupiers across all sectors in building and implementing real estate strategies.
In 2018, the team advised on 3.6 million sq. ft. of transactions and saved clients £135m in its negotiations on their behalf. Ben joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2001. He was appointed Salaried Partner in 2007 and International Partner in 2015.
Amazon – Strategy and transactions for 1.1m sq. ft. of office space across Central London
L’Oréal – Strategic review followed by 120,000 sq. ft. re-gear, Hammersmith
Ascential Plc – 140,000 sq. ft. strategic review followed by 4 Central London transactions
WeWork – London growth plan– 750,000 sq. ft. across 9 transactions
Sony Pictures Entertainment – Business case review followed by 75,000 sq. ft. relocation from Soho to Paddington
Ineos – acquisition of 2 new London HQ buildings totaling 80,000 sq. ft. in Knightsbridge
L.E.K Consulting – 30,000 sq. ft. ‘stay vs. go’, Victoria
Tableau – 45,000 sq. ft. acquisition, South Bank
SilverLake – 10,000 sq. ft. re-gear Mayfair
Vodafone – 35,000 sq. ft. acquisition, Paddington
Kingfisher Plc – London portfolio advice
Red Bee Media – 90,000 sq. ft. lease re-gear and decentralization, White City
Hammerson Plc – relocation and bifurcation of London HQ – 55,000 sq. ft., Kings Cross
Burberry Plc – London expansion 125,000 sq. ft., Westminster
Unite the Union – U.K. portfolio advice totaling 100,000 sq. ft. of building sales and acquisitions
Availability of Grade A space demanded by occupiers remains low and below 2% of total office stock in many key markets.
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.
Lease Transaction & Advisory
Cushman & Wakefield is one of the world’s leading providers of leasing advice to occupiers and investors.
Cushman & Wakefield provides a bespoke office leasing service to investor, developer and public sector clients across the UK & Ireland.
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.
Article • Office
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.
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