David Tonks

International Partner • United Kingdom

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Birmingham, 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 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’s Asset Services Launches Operational Asset Management Solutions In EMEA

Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services business has extended its service offering in EMEA to include operational asset management solutions alongside property management, ESG, placemaking and related asset services.

31/05/2022

Storage World
Hot Housing Market And Multigenerational Living Drive Record Boom For Self-Storage

Cushman & Wakefield and the Self Storage Association UK launch 16th annual industry report.

20/05/2022

DTZ Mitcham
DTZ Investors Delivers Strong Performance On Last Mile Estates Sales to Valor REP for £70.7 Million

DTZ Investors (DTZI) has completed the sale of two Greater London multi-let industrial estates for a combined £70.7 million to specialist industrial investor Valor Real Estate Partners.

19/05/2022

Inflation Impact
How will inflation impact the UK and Irish economies and commercial real estate markets? – CLIENT BREAKFAST BRIEFING

UK team host over 300 clients at a hybrid breakfast briefing about the impacts of inflation with Professor of Globalisation & Development at Oxford University, Professor Ian Goldin.

10/05/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Expands EMEA Project & Development Services Team With Senior Appointments

Cushman & Wakefield has made several senior appointments to its Project & Development Services (PDS) EMEA team, boosting client account management capabilities across its regional business.

05/04/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield UK Announces Further Declines in Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gaps

Cushman & Wakefield has further reduced its mean UK gender pay gap to 29.2% in 2021, as the firm continues to progress its commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

04/04/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Residential Team Continues Expansion With Four Hires

Cushman & Wakefield has announced four appointments enhancing the Residential capabilities within its UK Specialist Markets team.   

Richard Coleman • 21/03/2022

Nyear Yaseen joins Cushman & Wakefield
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Cushman & Wakefield UK Announces Further Declines in Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gaps

Cushman & Wakefield has further reduced its mean UK gender pay gap to 29.2% in 2021, as the firm continues to progress its commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

04/04/2022

Building Health Checklist card image
Cushman & Wakefield Expands EMEA Project & Development Services Team With Senior Appointments

Cushman & Wakefield has made several senior appointments to its Project & Development Services (PDS) EMEA team, boosting client account management capabilities across its regional business.

05/04/2022

Storage World
Hot Housing Market And Multigenerational Living Drive Record Boom For Self-Storage

Cushman & Wakefield and the Self Storage Association UK launch 16th annual industry report.

20/05/2022

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Prime Residential Development Opportunity For Sale In Warrington

The University of Chester has instructed Cushman & Wakefield to launch the sale of the Padgate Campus, Warrington, comprising approximately 33 acres of land.

08/04/2022

Insights

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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
Self Storage
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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Research • Investment

European Forecast & Fair Value Index

The latest data insight on commercial real estate investment opportunities across Europe.
18/05/2021
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Research • Workplace

Experience per Square Foot™ (XSF)

Gain data and insights to move forward with confidence.
Bryan Berthold • 24/09/2021
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Research • Workplace

Regional UK Office Market: Sector Resilience

This research examines the resilience of key business sectors in the regional UK office space market and includes a UK Regional Risk Index.  
14/06/2021
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Research • Logistics

UK Logistics & Industrial Regional 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. 
18/02/2020
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Research • Industrial

The Changing Face of Distribution

Technology and multi-modal solutions are ready for implementation and offer solutions to the logistics industry.
Rob Hall • 14/01/2019
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Research • Logistics

Warehousing to Address Supply Chain Disruptions

The importance of supply chain resilience has never been more apparent. As businesses look to reduce the vulnerability caused by disruption, we have seen a fundamental change in how and when they distribute goods.
David Hutchings • 13/09/2021
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Research • Investment

DNA of Real Estate

DNA of Real Estate tracks prime rents and yields in 46 cities across Europe, covering the key office, logistics and high street destinations. It has an overview of quarterly performance, and a summary of prime rents and yields for the cities and markets.
Nigel Almond • 12/05/2022
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Research • Coworking

European Coworking Hotspot Index

Our European Coworking Hotspot Index is focused on identifying ‘where next’ for coworking across Europe. By understanding where coworking is likely to go next, landlords and operators of commercial real estate can be on the front foot with respect to rethinking the design of their traditional office space.
08/04/2019
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MarketBeat • Office

Central London MarketBeat

Central London Marketbeat provides an overview of the occupational and investment markets across Central London on a quarterly basis.  

14/05/2021

UK INSIGHTS

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Insights • Investment

The EMEA Investor Update

A regular update on the commercial real estate investment scene in Europe.
James Young • 16/06/2022
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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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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.
16/02/2022
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Research • Data Center

EMEA Data Centre Update

 
Andrew Fray • 29/11/2021
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Insights • Occupier

The EMEA Occupier Update

A regular update on what's impacting real estate occupiers across EMEA. 
James Maddock • 20/04/2021
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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. 
Europe on globe, Linköping, Sweden
Research • Investment

European Forecast & Fair Value Index

The latest data insight on commercial real estate investment opportunities across Europe.
18/05/2021
092021XSFPulseCheckSurveyWebCard
Research • Workplace

Experience per Square Foot™ (XSF)

Gain data and insights to move forward with confidence.
Bryan Berthold • 24/09/2021
Lorry unloading at warehouse
Research • Logistics

UK Logistics & Industrial Regional 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. 
18/02/2020
Sector Resilience in Office Space Card Image
Research • Workplace

Regional UK Office Market: Sector Resilience

This research examines the resilience of key business sectors in the regional UK office space market and includes a UK Regional Risk Index.  
14/06/2021
Tampa Distribution Center
Research • Industrial

The Changing Face of Distribution

Technology and multi-modal solutions are ready for implementation and offer solutions to the logistics industry.
Rob Hall • 14/01/2019

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
<p>Omnicom Europe Limited had to relocate from over ten properties into one over 4 years.</p>
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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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Research • Investment

European Forecast & Fair Value Index

The latest data insight on commercial real estate investment opportunities across Europe.
18/05/2021
092021XSFPulseCheckSurveyWebCard
Research • Workplace

Experience per Square Foot™ (XSF)

Gain data and insights to move forward with confidence.
Bryan Berthold • 24/09/2021
Sector Resilience in Office Space Card Image
Research • Workplace

Regional UK Office Market: Sector Resilience

This research examines the resilience of key business sectors in the regional UK office space market and includes a UK Regional Risk Index.  
14/06/2021
Lorry unloading at warehouse
Research • Logistics

UK Logistics & Industrial Regional 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. 
18/02/2020
Tampa Distribution Center
Research • Industrial

The Changing Face of Distribution

Technology and multi-modal solutions are ready for implementation and offer solutions to the logistics industry.
Rob Hall • 14/01/2019
supply chain (image)
Research • Logistics

Warehousing to Address Supply Chain Disruptions

The importance of supply chain resilience has never been more apparent. As businesses look to reduce the vulnerability caused by disruption, we have seen a fundamental change in how and when they distribute goods.
David Hutchings • 13/09/2021
dna graphic
Research • Investment

DNA of Real Estate

DNA of Real Estate tracks prime rents and yields in 46 cities across Europe, covering the key office, logistics and high street destinations. It has an overview of quarterly performance, and a summary of prime rents and yields for the cities and markets.
Nigel Almond • 12/05/2022

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