David Tonks

International Partner • United Kingdom

David Tonks - Birmingham
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1 Colmore Square
Birmingham, B4 6AJ
United Kingdom

Office: +44 121 697 7313

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David Tonks

International Partner • United Kingdom


David leads the Repurposing team, delivering strategic property consultancy and real estate transaction advice to a range of private sector clients.

With over 30 years of real estate experience he has advised occupiers and investors on property acquisitions and disposals, advised on landlord and tenant matters, advised on occupier strategy as well as investment and development across a range of sectors.  

David was previously Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Birmingham office incorporating 260 full time employees serving clients across the full real estate cycle.

As client manager for a range of occupiers, investors and developers in both the private and public sector, David has provided strategic advice encompassing abroad range of development and investment projects and overseeing a range of professional services, covering various property types on both a freehold and leasehold basis.  

  • Legal & General
  • Aviva
  • Hammerson
  • Hines
  • Sterling Property Ventures
  • Gowling
  • Hogan Lovell
  • Eon
  • Uniper
  • RICS

  • BSc 
  • MRICS

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Kathryn Wood
Kathryn Wood

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London, United Kingdom


+44 207 152 5925

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Keith Hardman Leeds
Keith Hardman

Head of Development & Strategic Advisory, UK
Leeds, United Kingdom


+44 113 233 7334

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Charles Whitworth
Charles Whitworth

Head of Residential, UK
London, United Kingdom


+44 203 296 2414

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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

SERVICES

Total Workplace

Total Workplace brings industry leading thought leadership, strategy and guidance to help clients implement innovative and consistent solutions through the use of tools, technologies and best practices.

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Integrated Portfolio Management

Our commercial property management services focus our Transaction Management, Portfolio Administration and Portfolio Strategy activity around our clients’ business challenges and priorities.

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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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Portfolio Services Centre (PSC)

Cushman & Wakefield’s global Portfolio Service Centres (PSC’s) are global, multi-disciplined, connected teams of real estate professionals that partner with on-site/in-market teams to deliver fully-integrated services to Cushman & Wakefield’s clients.

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Investment Advisory บริการปรึกษาการลงุทน
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Supply Chain & Logistics Advisory
Our advisory and consulting team delivers end-to-end supply chain transformation for your business with the objective of achieving responsive and consistent customer service, increased bottom-line and improved return on capital for you.
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Facilities Services บริการด้านสถานที่
C&W Services is a leading integrated facility services provider that helps clients drive down facility operating expenses, increase facility efficiency and uptime, make strategic business decisions and create a positive occupant experience.
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Project & Development Services
From complex new developments to day-to-day ​ move management, our platform and expertise ensure ​ on-time, under-budget execution with no surprises. Flexible staffing models and oversight by a Project Management Office (PMO) help deliver consistent results across portfolios.​
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Logistics & Industrial Services บริการด้านโลจิสติกส์และอุตสาหกรรม
Our logistical and industrial services team is highly capable of providing a wide array of services for both investors, operators, and occupiers.
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Multifamily Advisory Group
Cushman & Wakefield’s Multifamily Advisory Group supports and empowers investors to make the most of their potential and maximize the value of their multifamily assets.
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Sustainability Services
We Are Living Change Now.
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Valuation & Advisory ประเมินมูลค่าและให้คำปรึกษาอสังหาริมทรัพย์
Cushman & Wakefield Thailand offers comprehensive valuation and advisory services with SEC-certified professionals across 60 countries. Our unique industry model combines analytics and expertise for reliable, high-standard valuations on office, retail, industrial, hotels, land/residential development and alternative assets like data centers. Get accurate valuations to make informed real estate decisions - contact our experienced team.
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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
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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

Dedicated to delivering effective services in the EMEA region. 

FEATURED STORIES

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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.
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Fashion retailer JP Boden & Co wanted to expand its London head office to accommodate business growth and more agile working.
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Battersea Power Station is an iconic 42-acre development on the south of the River Thames.
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Invesco • Banking & Financial Services

IREEF is a flagship fund of Invesco Real Estate comprising core and value-add assets across Europe.

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Hines • Retail
Developing a forward-looking strategy for one of Birmingham’s prime assets.
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Omnicom Europe Limited had to relocate from over ten properties into one over 4 years.

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