Richard Pickering

Head of Innovation, EMEA • United Kingdom

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Richard Pickering

Head of Innovation, EMEA • United Kingdom


Richard leads strategic innovation for the EMEA business of Cushman & Wakefield.

Working closely with global transformation, technology and regional counterparts, his responsibilities include guiding the development of the firm’s digital platform in EMEA, driving transformation projects to an overarching business vision, developing the EMEA operating model for Analytics, and acting as the lead EMEA sponsor for digital product development.

Richard is also a keynote speaker on the future of real estate. He publishes a bi-weekly blog, Futures /Cut, with a readership of 6,000, which addresses how technology, society, urbanism and economics are transforming the real estate industry. He is passionate on the subject of regeneration and is the sponsor of a current campaign on the Future of Cities.

Originally trained as a lawyer, Richard since held roles in real estate consulting, and as Head of the UK Insight team for Cushman & Wakefield. He founded C&W’s Futures programme and his immediately prior role was as Chief Strategy Officer for the UK business. He sits on C&W’s UK Exco, its EMEA leadership team and chairs the innovation chapter of the EMEA OpCo.

MBA (Distinction)
MSc Property Appraisal (Distinction)
LPC (Distinction)
BA (Hons) Law (2.1)
Member of the RICS

UK INSIGHTS

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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 • 05/06/2024
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VAT in Dilapidations

VAT in respect of dilapidations is a complex subject with its own set of rules, regulations and case law. Opinions are usually divided, and much will depend on the circumstances.
Alex Charlesworth • 05/06/2024
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Playgrounds of Tomorrow

A multitude of exciting experiential leisure venues that go beyond traditional food and drink offerings have taken centre stage within the city’s night life over recent years. Categorised as a blend of interactive games and exciting night-time venues, experiential leisure has become a key proponent of social lives in cities across the country, with the UK emerging as the premier market for prime competitive socialising operators. 
Dominic Bouvet • 03/06/2024
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Edinburgh Hotel Market Spotlight

Edinburgh's hotel sector saw a 22% revenue increase and a nearly 69% rise in gross operating profit in Q1 2024, outpacing the UK average despite rising costs and increased hotel supply.
Lise Keller • 28/05/2024
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Re-working the Workplace

Nicola Gillen • 23/05/2024
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Locating Science

Assessing the Life Sciences landscape across the UK
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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
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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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Shaping a Sustainable and Successful Fashion Brand

Introducing the C&W Sustainability Series, the first in a series of regular articles published throughout 2023 on ESG in Real Estate.
Jennifer Milne • 18/04/2023
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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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Commercial Property

Dedicated to delivering effective services in the EMEA region. 

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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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Gillian Bowman joins from Knight Frank to take on the role.

Vikki McCrindle • 01/05/2024

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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.

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The life sciences industry in China is continuing to evolve. The industry’s development in the country is being supported by a number of factors. Of the more important elements, four comprise policy, industry growth, population demographic dynamics, and the level of innovation. 
 
Shaun Brodie • 13/06/2024
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Northeast Industrial Labor Report

The Northeast Industrial labor report breaks down current trends in the industrial labor and real estate market. Although market conditions have eased recently, the industrial labor market in the Northeast is poised for continued growth in the demand and cost of this workforce.  
John Obeid • 13/06/2024
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Read and download New York City’s latest Thought Leadership Report: Manhattan in Motion
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Legal Sector Leasing & Associate Survey Insights

Access the latest legal sector occupancy trends and national leasing activity.
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Willemijn van den Hoek • 10/06/2024
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Japan's major cities, particularly Tokyo, rank highly in the Inclusive Cities Barometer, showcasing strong economic inclusiveness and innovative urban planning.
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Netherlands Outlook 2024 | Provada Edition

In the special PROVADA Edition of our Outlook, we provide forecasts on the transaction dynamics in the various investment and occupier markets based on our own vision and transaction data. The forecast covers developments in the office, retail, residential, logistics and commercial property markets.
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Unlock the potential of your office space in the Netherlands with our Office Fit Out Cost Guide 2024. Begin your journey to a more efficient and innovative workspace across cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam today!
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