David Haynes

Head of Specialist Markets, UK • United Kingdom

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David Haynes

Head of Specialist Markets, UK • United Kingdom


David leads Cushman & Wakefield’s 160-strong Specialist Markets Division which includes healthcare, residential, purpose built student accommodation, life sciences, retirement living and other alternative uses, along with our development, repurposing and public sector advisory teams. 
 
The team focuses on delivering advice and executing transactions to owners and end users of assets across the UK bringing together deep market knowledge across alternative sectors with technical skills.
 
David has a background in real estate capital markets and has over 25 years’ experience advising clients on commercial property investment throughout the UK. He has transacted in excess of £4bn of investment sales and acquisitions, development fundings and sale and leasebacks. 

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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Residential - Capital Markets
Our national Residential Investment & BTR team leads the UK market in providing expert advice to investors and developers looking for new residential investment opportunities, or who wish to acquire, develop or dispose of rented portfolios. 
 
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Business Rates
Business rates represent a major cost for both occupiers and owners of non-domestic property. 
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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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What's new

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Cushman & Wakefield Continues Living Sector Expansion With Two Key UK Residential Capital Markets Hires

Cushman & Wakefield has announced two Residential Capital Markets hires in the UK as it continues to expand its Living sector team. 

Vikki McCrindle • 16/05/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield Signs For New West End Office At Derwent London’s 25 Baker Street

Cushman & Wakefield has exchanged contracts on new office accommodation at 25 Baker Street, London, a brand new, Derwent London development. Baker Street will replace Portman Square as Cushman & Wakefield’s West End office from September 2025.

Richard Coleman • 08/05/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Valuation & Advisory Team Welcomes Partner and Head of Sustainability

Gillian Bowman joins from Knight Frank to take on the role.

Vikki McCrindle • 01/05/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield Makes Key UK Healthcare Appointments

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has further strengthened its UK Healthcare team with key appointments, including hiring Peter Farnes formerly a Senior Director at CBRE.

Vikki McCrindle • 24/04/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Mark Hingston As Managing Director, Asset Services EMEA

Cushman & Wakefield has promoted Mark Hingston to Managing Director, Asset Services EMEA.

Richard Coleman • 22/04/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield Promotes Frederic Le Fichoux To Head of Hotel Transactions EMEA

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has promoted Frederic Le Fichoux to Head of Hotel Transactions EMEA.

Vikki McCrindle • 10/04/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield Announces UK Specialist Markets Valuation & Advisory Lead

Real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, has today announced that Jonathan Stickells has been appointed to head up its national Specialist Markets Valuation & Advisory team.

Richard Coleman • 13/03/2024

UK Budget Response
Making Room: Unpacking The 2024 Spring Budget

There were plenty of rumours swirling in the week leading up to the election ranging from “how far would Jeremy Hunt look to cut taxes?” to “would Rishi Sunak use the Budget to call a snap election?”

Daryl Perry • 07/03/2024

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Active Requirements In Central London Office Market Reach All-Time High

Tracked active demand for Central London office space reached an all-time high at the turn of the year, after take-up in 2023 exceeded forecasts in 2023 to record 9.62 million sq ft, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

14/02/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Chad Davies To Lead UK Regional Valuation & Advisory

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Chad Davies as Head of UK Regions, Valuation & Advisory.

12/02/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield Further Strengthens it's UK Life Sciences Capabilities with Two Key Appointments

Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has further strengthened the specialist advice it provides to clients in the UK Life Sciences sector with two key appointments.

31/01/2024

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Cushman & Wakefield Further Strengthens Its Hospitality Team With Partner Hire

Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has further strengthened the specialist advice it provides to clients in the UK Hospitality sector by bringing Mark Woolfitt back to the firm.

29/01/2024

Insights

Reworking the workplace
Article • Workplace

Re-working the Workplace

Nicola Gillen • 23/05/2024
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Residential Market Commentary

There are early signs of optimism, with mortgage rates reducing, an uptick in mortgage approvals and completed sales, and annual house price growth moving into positive territory for the first time in over a year.
Millie Harper • 21/05/2024
Locating science
Research

Locating Science

Assessing the Life Sciences landscape across the UK
10/05/2024
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Research • Workplace

Fitting in the Fit Out

Inflationary pressures that dominated the economic environment in 2022 and 2023 are showing signs of easing across the UK economy. The consequential increases in the Bank of England’s base rate up to 5.25% – the highest level since 2008 – are now expected to gradually ease over the medium-term.
Thomas Moore • 08/05/2024
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Research • Supply Chain

UK Logistics & Industrial Outlook

The UK Logistics & Industrial National Outlook report analyses quarterly UK industrial and logistics property activity across the UK including demand, market supply and pricing trends with an outlook to future trends in this property sector. 
Edward Bavister • 08/05/2024
ReThinking Real Estate in the UK
Insights

RETHINKING: The Shape Of Real Estate 2040

Quantifying The Spatial Requirements For The Future Of Real Estate In The UK
Daryl Perry • 06/05/2024
Life Sciences Golden Triangle Report
Research

Life Sciences: Golden Triangle Lab Report

Inside our latest Life Sciences Lab Report you’ll find insight on investment volumes, leasing take up, lab supply and pipeline, and investment into life sciences real estate across Cambridge, London, and Oxford.
Jamie Renison • 02/05/2024
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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 • 29/04/2024
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Research

DNA of Real Estate

The first quarter of 2024 continues where 2023 left off. Relatively strong demand for the best in class space continues to exert upward pressure on rent, with positive rental growth across all sectors at the European level.
Nigel Almond • 26/04/2024
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
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Insights • Sustainability / ESG

Sustainability Trends

Sustainability and ESG is now front of mind for landlords and occupiers; we review the latest in sustainability real estate trends.
Thomas Vazakas • 14/06/2022
UK Residential Development Land report
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.

Charles Whitworth • 13/06/2022

UK INSIGHTS

Reworking the workplace
Article • Workplace

Re-working the Workplace

Nicola Gillen • 23/05/2024
Residential-Market-Commentary-Hereo-Banner-Small
Article

Residential Market Commentary

There are early signs of optimism, with mortgage rates reducing, an uptick in mortgage approvals and completed sales, and annual house price growth moving into positive territory for the first time in over a year.
Millie Harper • 21/05/2024
Locating science
Research

Locating Science

Assessing the Life Sciences landscape across the UK
10/05/2024
EMEA-fitting-in-the-fit-out-webcard
Research • Workplace

Fitting in the Fit Out

Inflationary pressures that dominated the economic environment in 2022 and 2023 are showing signs of easing across the UK economy. The consequential increases in the Bank of England’s base rate up to 5.25% – the highest level since 2008 – are now expected to gradually ease over the medium-term.
Thomas Moore • 08/05/2024
Lorry unloading at warehouse
Research • Supply Chain

UK Logistics & Industrial Outlook

The UK Logistics & Industrial National Outlook report analyses quarterly UK industrial and logistics property activity across the UK including demand, market supply and pricing trends with an outlook to future trends in this property sector. 
Edward Bavister • 08/05/2024
ReThinking Real Estate in the UK
Insights

RETHINKING: The Shape Of Real Estate 2040

Quantifying The Spatial Requirements For The Future Of Real Estate In The UK
Daryl Perry • 06/05/2024
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Research

EMEA Data Centre Market Update

EMEA now totals to a massive 7.6GW of operational IT data centre capacity, a 10% rise from H1 2023. In addition, the region has 2.3GW capacity under construction and 6.6GW in planned stages. 
Andrew Fray • 02/05/2024
Life Sciences Golden Triangle Report
Research

Life Sciences: Golden Triangle Lab Report

Inside our latest Life Sciences Lab Report you’ll find insight on investment volumes, leasing take up, lab supply and pipeline, and investment into life sciences real estate across Cambridge, London, and Oxford.
Jamie Renison • 02/05/2024
London Big Ben Westminster Bridge sunset
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 • 29/04/2024
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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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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

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