Cushman & Wakefield announces four new appointments – enhancing the residential capabilities within its UK Specialist Markets team. Helen Gray will join the company as a Partner – to lead Cushman & Wakefield’s Build to Rent consultancy and design offering. Helen has over 13 years’ experience and was most recently at CBRE as a Senior Director, where she led its Build to Rent consultancy.
At Cushman & Wakefield, Helen will provide project-specific consultancy – including demographics and demand surveys, market reviews and design and specification – both as a standalone service for clients, and as support to the UK Residential Capital Markets team on individual instructions. Helen will also produce insight and analysis focused on key trends, market dynamics and the evolution of design in the Build to Rent sector.
Based in London, Helen will work with investor clients and developers across the UK – alongside key figures including Charles Whitworth, Head of Residential UK and Mark Clegg, Head of Residential Capital Markets UK.
“The fundamentals driving the UK Build to Rent market are well known, with an acute shortage of available rental stock across the country. Helen’s expertise in market consultancy, analytics and design complements and further enhances our existing strengths in capital markets, valuation and data-driven advice to developer and investor clients.”Mark Clegg, Head of Residential Capital Markets UK, Cushman & Wakefield
Millie Todd also joins the team as an Associate Director. Millie joined from property market intelligence company Dataloft, where she was a Senior Analyst providing consultancy to clients including investors, developers and policy makers within the residential sector. Prior to that she was at CBRE. Millie will lead Cushman & Wakefield’s research for Residential and Specialist Markets.
Also joining the expanding team is Gemma Le Witt as a Partner and William Bell as an Associate within the Residential Valuation & Advisory team. Gemma previously held the position of Senior Associate Director at Strutt & Parker. William was most recently an Associate at Knight Frank.
“The growth of our residential offer reflects the purposeful collaboration across our Specialist Markets teams and the connectivity across our global platform. As demand for our services increases, we are delighted to welcome high calibre talent allowing us to do more for our clients.”David Haynes, Head of Specialist Markets UK, Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield’s residential business provides services to developers, corporates, and investors in residential – as well as market-leading advice in specialist sub-sectors such as student accommodation and retirement living.