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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Senior Living

We are senior living specialists offering a full range of real estate services globally in the retirement living sector.

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EMEA Structured Finance

In an increasingly competitive and complex environment for real estate investment, financing structures and deal terms that maximise value are more important than ever. With deep domain expertise in financing and a strong track record of completing transactions at exceptional terms, Cushman & Wakefield can help you find the right solution.

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Receivership and Recovery Solutions
A confident next step for your distressed property assets 

The environment for recovery services is constantly evolving. Our Receivership & Recovery Solutions team brings more than 20 years’ experience in providing strategic advice to lending institutions, insolvency practitioners, corporate and equity fund clients, for distressed property assets and challenged lending situations.  
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Asset Services
Enhancing places with smarter more sustainable solutions.
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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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What's new

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Grade A Accounts For Two Thirds Of Q1 Central London Office Take Up

Central London office occupiers’ focus on the best quality workplaces intensified in Q1 2023 with Grade A space accounting for two-thirds of leasing activity – the highest quarterly proportion since Q3 2018, according to global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.

Richard Coleman • 25/05/2023

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UK Self Storage Industry To Exceed £1 Billion Annual Turnover In 2023

Operators’ revenues increased 6.5% to £990 million in 2022 as the sector’s growth continued despite the pressures on household budgets.

Richard Coleman • 17/05/2023

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints New Hospitality Sector Lead for UK & Ireland

Cushman & Wakefield has named Ed Fitch as Head of Hospitality UK & Ireland. In this new role, Fitch will be responsible for delivering best in class solutions for Cushman & Wakefield’s hospitality sector clients across its core service lines of Capital Markets, Development & Investor Services.

Richard Coleman • 24/04/2023

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Sources Of Demand Evolving As UK Logistics & Industrial Take Up Reverts Towards Medium Term Average

Logistics and industrial occupiers leased and acquired 8.6 million sq ft of space in the UK during the first quarter of 2023, according to real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.

Lauren Joselyn • 11/04/2023

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The Race For The Best Office Space: Fit Out Costs Across Europe Rise 9%

The UK and Germany top the list of most expensive regions to fit out an office with costs expected to remain high in the near term before falling in 2024.

Lauren Joselyn • 05/04/2023

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Archer Hotel Capital Completes Sale Of The Dilly Hotel In London

Archer Hotel Capital has completed the sale of London’s iconic The Dilly hotel to Fattal Group, owner of Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland.

21/12/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Expands James Young’s Head of Investor Services EMEA Role To Include Asia Pacific

Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, has expanded the role of James Young, Head of Investor Services EMEA, to also include the Asia Pacific region. The promotion will take effect from January 2023.

14/12/2022

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The Crown Estate Appoints Cushman & Wakefield As Hospitality and Leisure Advisors Across Its London Portfolio

The Leisure & Restaurants Team at real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, led by Matt Ashman, Megan Hutchinson and Matt Englender, has been appointed by The Crown Estate to advise on the Hospitality and Leisure aspects of its London portfolio.

14/12/2022

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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

Insights

Residential market commentary
Article • Residential

Residential Market Commentary

Housing market activity has slowed, as rising interest rates, high inflation, and a weaker economy has impacted buyers’ confidence. However, there are some early signs of transactions and mortgage approvals picking up.
Millie Todd • 26/05/2023
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Insights • Hospitality

Europe Hotel Operator Beat

This is an ongoing survey which started on the 21st of April 2023.
25/05/2023
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MarketBeat • Hospitality

Europe Hospitality MarketBeat

Europe experienced healthy hotel investment activity in Q1 2023 (+18% vs Q1 2022) despite high financing costs and economic & geopolitical concerns; this was driven by several major transactions (e.g., The Westin Paris, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, and Le Richemond Geneva).
25/05/2023
Sailboat in the Ocean
Research • Forecast - Outlook

European CRE Forecast

We are entering a period where real estate market conditions are expected to “settle” in H2 2023—that is, real estate markets find a new equilibrium.
Sukhdeep Dhillon • 18/05/2023
UK SELF STORAGE ANNUAL REPORT 2022
Research

UK Self Storage Annual Report 2023

The Self Storage Association UK Annual Industry Report provides a comprehensive overview into the self storage sector.
Philip Macauley • 16/05/2023
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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.
Daryl Perry • 11/05/2023
Life Sciences Golden Triangle Report
Insights • Lab

Life Sciences: Golden Triangle Report

Get insights on investment volumes, leasing take up, lab supply and pipeline, and investment into life sciences real estate across Cambridge, London, and Oxford.
Jamie Renison • 11/05/2023
Reworking the workplace
Article • Workplace

Re-working the Workplace

Follow our series of weekly blogs focusing on some of the most innovative developments in workplace strategy, researched from over 50 leading global companies.
Nicola Gillen • 02/05/2023
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Article • Sustainability

Greenwashing and the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements

The FCA is aiming to create an investment environment in which consumers have access to clear, comparable criteria for qualifying sustainable investments, ensuring they are well-informed of what “green” looks like.
Rhiannon Jones • 02/05/2023
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Insights • Sustainability

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
Insights • Residential

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

Residential market commentary
Article • Residential

Residential Market Commentary

Housing market activity has slowed, as rising interest rates, high inflation, and a weaker economy has impacted buyers’ confidence. However, there are some early signs of transactions and mortgage approvals picking up.
Millie Todd • 26/05/2023
hotel reception desk
Insights • Hospitality

Europe Hotel Operator Beat

This is an ongoing survey which started on the 21st of April 2023.
25/05/2023
card image - hospitality marketbeat 2022
MarketBeat • Hospitality

Europe Hospitality MarketBeat

Europe experienced healthy hotel investment activity in Q1 2023 (+18% vs Q1 2022) despite high financing costs and economic & geopolitical concerns; this was driven by several major transactions (e.g., The Westin Paris, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, and Le Richemond Geneva).
25/05/2023
Sailboat in the Ocean
Research • Forecast - Outlook

European CRE Forecast

We are entering a period where real estate market conditions are expected to “settle” in H2 2023—that is, real estate markets find a new equilibrium.
Sukhdeep Dhillon • 18/05/2023
UK SELF STORAGE ANNUAL REPORT 2022
Research

UK Self Storage Annual Report 2023

The Self Storage Association UK Annual Industry Report provides a comprehensive overview into the self storage sector.
Philip Macauley • 16/05/2023
London Big Ben Westminster Bridge sunset
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.
Daryl Perry • 11/05/2023
Reworking the workplace
Article • Workplace

Re-working the Workplace

Follow our series of weekly blogs focusing on some of the most innovative developments in workplace strategy, researched from over 50 leading global companies.
Nicola Gillen • 02/05/2023
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Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update

Opportunities remain for discerning investors in both large and small markets, with overall development activity in the region continuing to grow.
Jacob Albers • 13/04/2023
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Insights • Investment / Capital Markets

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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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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