George Roberts

Head of UK & Ireland • United Kingdom

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George Roberts

Head of UK & Ireland • United Kingdom


I am the head of Cushman & Wakefield in the UK & Ireland, where we employ over 2000 people across 13 offices.

As one of the top three global real estate advisers, we act for some of the world’s largest investors, developers and occupiers and pride ourselves on taking ownership for the delivery of solutions that create value for our clients. 

My role in the UK & Ireland is focused on providing strategic leadership to the business so that we continue to develop and grow.

I also take personal responsibility for our client relationships to ensure we are delivering our services to a high standard for those clients that need us.

Prior to this role, I led the London Markets division at Cushman & Wakefield, a division comprising occupier representation, leasing, capital markets, residential and development teams, specialising in London real estate. 
 
With over 25 years of experience of the London office market, I have advised some of London’s largest occupiers in “key note” transactions.

Over the last three years, I have advised clients on major office relocations culminating in some of London’s most high profile pre-leasing acquisitions. 

I am fortunate to have advised clients from a broad cross section of sectors including Amazon, Burberry, Ogilvy, Publicis and Thomson Reuters.

If you are a prospective client who would like to discuss a business opportunity with me or are a talented individual looking for their next career move, then please connect with me so that we can discuss how Cushman & Wakefield can help.

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University Accommodation Providers Face Construction Cost Challenges Against Backdrop of Record Demand

Cushman & Wakefield report reveals rising accommodation costs as well as record demand for places.

08/08/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Acquires Logistics & Industrial Consultancy Burbage Realty Partners Limited

Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has acquired specialist UK logistics and industrial consultancy Burbage Realty Partners Limited (BRPL) as it continues its expansion in the growth sector. 

01/08/2022

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Strong Leasing Activity Sees London Offices Rebound In Q2 2022

Leasing activity in Central London offices appears to be rebounding with take-up in Q2 2022 amounting to some 3 million square feet.

29/07/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Cléo Folkes As Head of London Research & Insight

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Cléo Folkes as Head of London Research & Insight.

29/07/2022

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WeWork Capital Advisors Instructs Cushman & Wakefield to Sell 51 Eastcheap, London EC3

Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed by WeWork Capital Advisors to sell 51 Eastcheap, a rare freehold, long-income investment opportunity in the heart of the City of London.

25/07/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Promotes More Than 200 Across EMEA

Cushman & Wakefield has announced more than 200 promotions at or above Associate/Associate Director level in EMEA, across a range of markets, service lines and functions based.

25/07/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens North West Capital Markets Team

Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its Capital Markets team in Manchester with the appointment of Tom Miller as Associate Director.

22/07/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Appointed To Advise The Crown Estate On Its London Retail Portfolio

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed by The Crown Estate to provide retail leasing advice across its prestigious London portfolio.

21/07/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Makes 108 Promotions in UK & Ireland

Recognition across Cushman & Wakefield’s UK&I-based business lines and Global Occupier Services

15/07/2022

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Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Jamie Renison As Head Of Life Sciences Agency UK

Cushman & Wakefield has promoted Jamie Renison to Head of Life Sciences Agency in the UK.

12/05/2022

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Plans for Former Liverpool Docks Site Revealed

Plans for the transformation of a site situated next to the historic Stanley Dock in Liverpool have been revealed.

18/08/2020

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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Banking & Regulatory Solutions
Our team of 150 credit-trained professionals average 20 years of experience in US regulatory compliance, underwriting and diligence projects.
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Facilities Solutions
Cushman & Wakefield Facilities Solutions are a repair & maintenance management service provider delivering savings & quality service through our third-party network.
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Occupier services

Our team of highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals has for years been assisting organisations across all commercial real estate sectors in optimizing their growth journey.

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Valuation for Financial & Tax Reporting
We’re at the intersection of valuation and financial reporting to offer you the best of research analytics and real estate expertise.
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Tenant Representation
Site selection and lease negotiations for occupiers of office, retail and industrial based on workplace and logistics strategies.
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Interior design professionals
These days, asset management means far more than managing a building and the space it represents. All financial investment advisers have to add valueto the service and create a positive experience for tenants and everyone who interacts with the building, whether inside or outside the asset.

Cushman & Wakefield ensures that your company operates optimally and in the best possible way so that your tenant is satisfied and stays. We have multidisciplinary teams who are highly experienced in sectors, properties, locations and people who work to achieve your objectives and those of your company.
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Japan Desk

Our experts help Japanese companies set up footprints on a global scale. With solid knowledge of local business practices, the Japan Desk leads cross-border projects, supporting various Japanese companies' corporate real estate needs globally through market research, consulting, acquisition, disposition, leasing, and portfolio management.

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Insights

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Research • Logistics

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. 
12/08/2022
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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 • 05/08/2022
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Insights • Residential

Build to Rent and the sharing economy

How facilitating greater sharing activity within Build to Rent schemes can help build a sense of community from the ground up.
Helen Gray • 04/08/2022
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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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Research • Residential

Build To Rent Quarterly Report

Our Build to Rent Report for the second quarter looks at the supply and demand drivers of Single Family Housing investment, how the UK rental market has performed, investment volumes, yield directions and the type of BTR products being delivered.
Mark Clegg • 22/07/2022
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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 • Hospitality

Hospitality Market Trends & Data

The latest hospitality market insights based on the findings of surveys across international and regional hotel operators and also major private equity firms, funds, REITs and other institutional investors active in the European hotel real estate market.
 
Bořivoj Vokřínek • 02/05/2022
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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.
Cleo Folkes • 16/02/2022
Birmingham
Insights • Commentary

Planning Reform

A White Paper currently undergoing consultation will deliver the most significant overhaul of the English planning system since the introduction of the Town & Country Planning Act in 1947. As with any change there will inevitably be winners, losers and unintended consequences.
24/09/2020

UK INSIGHTS

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Research • Logistics

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. 
12/08/2022
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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 • 05/08/2022
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Insights • Residential

Build to Rent and the sharing economy

How facilitating greater sharing activity within Build to Rent schemes can help build a sense of community from the ground up.
Helen Gray • 04/08/2022
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Insights • Investment

The EMEA Investor Update

A regular update on the commercial real estate investment scene in Europe.
James Young • 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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Insights • Hospitality

Hospitality Market Trends & Data

The latest hospitality market insights based on the findings of surveys across international and regional hotel operators and also major private equity firms, funds, REITs and other institutional investors active in the European hotel real estate market.
 
Bořivoj Vokřínek • 02/05/2022
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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.
Cleo Folkes • 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
Birmingham
Insights • Commentary

Planning Reform

A White Paper currently undergoing consultation will deliver the most significant overhaul of the English planning system since the introduction of the Town & Country Planning Act in 1947. As with any change there will inevitably be winners, losers and unintended consequences.
24/09/2020
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Commercial Property

Dedicated to delivering effective services in the EMEA region. 

FEATURED STORIES

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

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A confidential government client sought to craft an optimized footprint with the goal of saving U.S. taxpayer dollars.
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Battersea Power Station is an iconic 42-acre development on the south of the River Thames.
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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
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Omnicom Europe Limited had to relocate from over ten properties into one over 4 years.

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