David Tonks

International Partner • United Kingdom

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Birmingham, West Midlands B4 6AJ
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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

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London, United Kingdom


+44 207 152 5925

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Keith Hardman

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


+44 113 233 7334

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Charles Whitworth

Head of Residential, UK
London, United Kingdom


+44 203 296 2414

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European Grade A Office Availability Ratio Declines As Occupiers Focus On Best in Class Space
European Grade A Office Availability Ratio Declines As Occupiers Focus On Best in Class Space

Availability of Grade A space demanded by occupiers remains low and below 2% of total office stock in many key markets.

18/11/2022

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GSK Completes Sale Of Strategic Life Sciences Development Site

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. 

11/11/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints EMEA Sustainability Services Lead

Meikle will be responsible for driving activity in the Midlands and wider regions.

03/11/2022

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Availability of Grade A Office Space in London Reaches 12-year Low

Meikle will be responsible for driving activity in the Midlands and wider regions.

26/10/2022

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Cinch Self Storage and Partners Acquire 34,000 Sq Ft Watford Warehouse

Padlock Partners UK Fund III and operating partner Cinch Self Storage have purchased a site for a new facility in Watford for approximately £9m.

07/10/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Recognised For Project Managing Dojo’s Award Winning Workplace Fit Out

Cushman & Wakefield has been recognised for its role as Project Manager on digital payment company Dojo’s head office in London, which won the British Council for Offices (BCO) National Award 2022 in the Fit Out of Workspace category.

06/10/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Andrew Meikle As International Partner In UK Capital Markets Team

Meikle will be responsible for driving activity in the Midlands and wider regions.

04/10/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Welcomes Tomorrow’s Industry Stars

68 graduates, apprentices and placement students have joined in the UK & Ireland

30/09/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Launches Sale Of 21 Grosvenor Place, SW1

This highly attractive West End office building presents a unique refurbishment and repositioning opportunity, suitable for a number of high value uses including healthcare.

26/09/2022

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Budget Reaction

Cushman & Wakefield experts from across the UK react to this year's budget and what it means for property.

12/03/2020

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

Helping our clients make intelligent business decisions to get maximum value from the spaces they occupy.

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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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Asset Services
Asset Management for Smarter and Better Buildings Consistent across EMEA, to ensure buildings and people thrive.
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Capital Markets
Capital Markets provides services in developing and executing real estate investment strategies related to buying, selling and financing properties. Property owners, developers, investors and banks can benefit from the skills and experience of our local and international real estate investment and finance professionals. 
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Military & Veterans Program

Cushman & Wakefield is Veteran Ready.

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Global Occupier Services
Corporate real estate as a success factor: We optimise, manage, expand and restructure your corporate real estate portfolio and thus ensure improved productivity, balance sheet and a noticeable increase in the value of your entire company.  
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Global Occupier Services
Corporate real estate as a success factor: We optimise, manage, expand and restructure your corporate real estate portfolio and thus ensure improved productivity, balance sheet and a noticeable increase in the value of your entire company.  
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Project Development Services
Whether you are an occupier or a real estate investor, working with a single asset or an international portfolio, we support you with an extensive range of Project & Development Services.
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Project Development Services
Whether you are an occupier or a real estate investor, working with a single asset or an international portfolio, we support you with an extensive range of Project & Development Services.
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Interior and Office Design Consulting
The place for all your high-end interior and office design needs.
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Insights

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Research • Investment

DNA of Real Estate

DNA of Real Estate tracks prime rents and yields in up to 45 cities across Europe, covering the key office, high street and logistics sectors. It provides an overview of quarterly performance for prime rents and yields.
Nigel Almond • 21/11/2022
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Article • Technology

Regional and Emerging Tech Hubs in EMEA

Beyond the global tech hubs in Western Europe, employers have expanding operations into Central Europe.
Dimitris Vlachopoulos • 08/08/2022
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Research • Education

UK Student Accommodation Report

The Student Accommodation Annual Report provides insight into the trends in student accommodation demand, supply and investment during the year to date.
Andrew Smith • 02/08/2022
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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
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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
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Research

UK Self Storage Annual Report 2022

The Self Storage Association UK Annual Industry Report provides a comprehensive overview into the self storage sector.
Philip Macauley • 20/05/2022
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Insights • Office

Coworking UK Report

Our latest report “Coworking 2020: What’s Next on the Flexible Workspace Horizon?” explores how the UK Flexible Workspace sector could help play a key role in the recovery after COVID-19.

15/10/2020
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Insights • Coworking

Valuation of Flexible Workspace

With flexible workspace now considered a vital component of the workplace ecosystem, how should landlords successfully value a flexible workspace proposition?
10/09/2020
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Insights • Office

Is This End Of The Development Cycle?

The lockdown measures implemented by the Government to control the spread of coronavirus have had a profound effect on office development activity.
01/07/2020

UK INSIGHTS

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Research • Investment

DNA of Real Estate

DNA of Real Estate tracks prime rents and yields in up to 45 cities across Europe, covering the key office, high street and logistics sectors. It provides an overview of quarterly performance for prime rents and yields.
Nigel Almond • 21/11/2022
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Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update

 
Jacob Albers • 01/11/2022
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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 • 27/10/2022
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Insights • Investment

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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Research • Education

UK Student Accommodation Report

The Student Accommodation Annual Report provides insight into the trends in student accommodation demand, supply and investment during the year to date.
Andrew Smith • 02/08/2022
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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
Flexible Workspace
Insights • Coworking

Valuation of Flexible Workspace

With flexible workspace now considered a vital component of the workplace ecosystem, how should landlords successfully value a flexible workspace proposition?
10/09/2020
Cranes, Stratford East London
Insights • Office

Is This End Of The Development Cycle?

The lockdown measures implemented by the Government to control the spread of coronavirus have had a profound effect on office development activity.
01/07/2020
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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. Our Project & Development Services team created a connection between the main office into a newly refurbished warehouse/hangar space, creating one large single workspace that reflects the Boden brand. 
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Commercial Real Estate Technology
Omnicom Europe Limited • Technology

Omnicom Europe Limited had to relocate from over ten properties into one over 4 years.

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Boehringer Ingelheim • Life Sciences
Improved Procurement, MRO Warehouse Processes Maximize Production Uptime
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Confidential Government Client • Government
A confidential government client sought to craft an optimized footprint with the goal of saving U.S. taxpayer dollars.
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Confidential Health Insurance Client • Healthcare
Delivering One-Stop-Shop Project Management
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Battersea Power Station Development Company • Retail
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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Crestyl
Savarin is a brand-new destination for shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment in the heart of the city.
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Hines • Retail
Developing a forward-looking strategy for one of Birmingham’s prime assets.
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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. Our Project & Development Services team created a connection between the main office into a newly refurbished warehouse/hangar space, creating one large single workspace that reflects the Boden brand. 
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Commercial Real Estate Technology
Omnicom Europe Limited • Technology

Omnicom Europe Limited had to relocate from over ten properties into one over 4 years.

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