Cushman & Wakefield announces new Regional Managing Partner

Cushman & Wakefield announces a new Regional Managing Partner for Yorkshire & North East who has been with the company for over 20 years.

Stephen Miles, Regional Managing Partner for Yorkshire & North East, Cushman & Wakefield | BTR News
Stephen Miles, Regional Managing Partner for Yorkshire & North East, Cushman & Wakefield.

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Stephen Miles as its new Regional Managing Partner for Yorkshire & North East. He has taken over from Keith Hardman, who has held the leadership position since 2007. 

Stephen is a development expert specialising in urban regeneration and mixed-use property. He has been with Cushman & Wakefield for over 20 years.

“I am delighted to be given the responsibility of leading the business at a regional level. Cushman & Wakefield is a key player in the Yorkshire and North East property market, with talented specialists operating across a number of skill lines.

“I am keen to use the role to bring together our collective strengths to meet the challenges and opportunities facing our clients locally, to deliver their ambitions, and increase our impact across the region.”

Stephen Miles, Regional Managing Partner for Yorkshire & North East, Cushman & Wakefield

Alongside the day-to-day running of the 80-strong Yorkshire and North East team, he will continue to lead the Northern Land, Development & Planning team in a client-facing advisory role based in Leeds. He will report to Jon Leedham, Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s UK regional network. 

“I have worked closely with Stephen for the last 17 years and he is an outstanding adviser with an abundance of the qualities needed for the Regional Managing Partner role. Along with all colleagues across the region, I look forward to supporting him as he leads and grows the team, ensuring that we continue to inspire our people and deliver outstanding outcomes for clients.

“Stephen played a leading role in pulling together and delivering the Future of Cities series last year, which outlined our vision for how Leeds, along with other major UK cities, will evolve over the next two decades.”

Keith Hardman, UK Head of Development and Strategic Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield

Keith will continue to focus on his national role as UK Head of Development and Strategic Advisory, which forms part of the firm’s UK Specialist Markets Division, advising national and regional investors, developers and occupiers across the public and private sectors.

“Keith has led our Yorkshire team for the last 17 years, playing a fundamental role in the team’s growth during that time. I would like to thank him for his dedication and the incredible contribution he has made to the team in Leeds.

“While he is passing over the day-to-day responsibility of Regional Managing Partner, he will continue to play a pivotal national client-facing advisory role at Cushman & Wakefield, and support Stephen as he takes on the position of regional head. I very much look forward to working with Stephen in his new role and wish him every success.”

Jon Leedham, Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Regional Network

This news follows Cushman & Wakefield’s recent announcement of the appointment of Anthony Dixon as Head of Living Land and Development. The hire continues the company’s expansion in the Living sector.