Our work

The work we do is diverse as it is global. We provide a wide array of services across an equally broad range of sectors. You’ll find a brief overview of our UK work, and some of our most recent deals, in this section. If you want the full picture, visit our main site.

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Capital Markets

This is where we help investors ranging from global institutions to high net worth individuals to maximise the value of their assets. This means drawing upon market insight and specialist experience to advise on acquisitions and sales. We also provide strategic portfolio advice across a range of sectors.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Acquiring a 30% stake, worth around £700m, in Bluewater shopping centre on behalf of a client.
Advising on development, leasing and sale of £300m+ John Lewis anchored shopping centre in Grand Central, Birmingham, which opens in September 2015.
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Global Occupier Services

This team acts as a business partner to corporate clients and investors looking for more direction for their property portfolios. We devise real estate strategies based on portfolio and operational data, and then put them into action. The services we deliver here range from account management and project management to the management of assets and facilities.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Acting for Ernst & Young to secure a 207,000sqft lease on a Canary Wharf skyscraper.
Winning the account management and transaction mandate for State Street’s 2million sqft portfolio across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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Project Management & Consultancy

Providing market-leading services across all sectors, the Project Management & Consultancy team work with an impressive range of clients throughout the UK. They’ve delivered some of the most iconic fit out projects in London (Amazon, Kiln, FOS, Willis, and Rio Tinto) as well as developing new schemes for investor clients (New Fetter Lane, St James’s Square). This expert team offers a fully integrated one-stop-shop for fit out work, with results on an incredible scale. The Building Surveying team, for instance, manages over 1,000 instructions per annum, including some of the largest dilapidations instructions in the market.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Managing the fit out of a 60,000 sq. ft. space for LinkedIn.
Fit-out of Twitter’s award-winning premises comprising 52,000 sq. ft. in London’s West End.
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Retail

Working with some of the biggest names in retail, this specialist team adds value to landlords and occupier clients alike. The advice they provide covers everything from rent reviews and lease renewals to negotiations and site developments. We also support clients to grow their businesses internationally, by helping with new market entry and overseas location strategy. It’s an approach that saw the team win 'Retail Agency Team of the Year' at the 2014 Property Awards.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Advising, selling and leasing 550,000 sq. ft. development for the award winning Grand Central Birmingham, transforming the dynamic of Birmingham city.
Reinventing the failed ‘Triangle Shopping Centre’ in Manchester to create The Corn Exchange, one of Aviva’s leading restaurant destinations, which won a BCSC Gold Award.
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Business
Space

Our experts in this team provide advice to clients on the acquisition and disposal of, and investment in, office and industrial properties across the UK. Working from regional offices, they provide office and industrial agency services providing advice on everything from mixed use schemes and business parks to logistics units and industrial properties. The work is commercially focused and often high profile, and our clients include some of the biggest names in business.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Acted for developer Rightacres Property Co Ltd and secured the sale of The BBC HQ building in Central square to Legal & General at a price of £83m, subject to BBC agreement to lease, on the 169,339 sq ft building.
Arranged the investment of £30m from Standard Life Investments to fund the development of Poundland’s North West regional hub near Wigan, following acquisition on behalf of Poundland.
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Development

This team leads the way in providing value-adding solutions and strategic advice affecting the future potential of land and buildings. They have been involved in some of London’s most complex residential and commercial regeneration projects, and have worked on acquisitions and disposals right across the capital. And they have delivered work for a broad range of clients.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Advising the US Department of State on the development of the new 500,000sqft US Embassy scheme at Nine Elms.
Advising Transport for London on a joint venture with Capco on the 27-acre redevelopment of Earls Court.
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Valuation & Advisory

Working across all real estate classes, this team delivers insight and informed, robust opinions on the value of all kinds of properties. Their advice supports occupational, investment and management decisions at the highest levels. And they react with speed to rapid changes within the world’s markets.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Since the early 1990s have regularly valued the £2.3bn Trafford Centre for intu plc.
Recently carrying out valuations for Hoxton Hotels’s stylish bouquet chain, including the iconic Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
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Residential

Our residential team specialise in development, consultancy and disposal services throughout the UK with a dedicated London New Homes agency. The team carry out a range of services including the valuation of large single assets in prime Central London, large-scale investment portfolio valuations and development appraisals of country houses and estates.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Valuing a large house on Belgrave Square with an estimated value after refurbishment of £75m.
Over the last 12 months, valued approximately £2.268bn of assets for funds and investors.
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Planning

This team focuses on the future potential of land and buildings, providing a broad range of clients with value-adding solutions and strategic advice. They have been involved in some of London and the UK’s most complex residential and commercial regeneration projects, and have worked on acquisitions and disposals across London and other major cities.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Advising the Greater London Authority on the assessment of bids for the £400m brownfield Housing Zone programme.
Advising Birmingham City Council and Network Rail on a major extension and reconfiguration of the shopping centre above Birmingham New Street Station.
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Corporate Finance

This team combines talented individuals from banking, accounting, fund management and, of course, real estate. Together, they provide expertly tailored advice at the leading edge of integrated real estate and corporate finance. To do so, they utilise connections with occupiers, sponsors and investors from across the world’s real estate markets.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Advising on a long-term partnership between the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and a logistics development specialist. So far, the partnership has completed investments worth over €500m.
Unlocking €90m capital from two prime logistics assets in South Africa for Unilever.
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Investment Management

DTZ Investors is a European real estate investment manager with $12bn of assets under management.

We are a full service, vertically integrated business built to deliver on long term performance objectives for a range of high profile institutional investors seeking superior risk-adjusted returns from investment in real estate. The DTZ Investors team of 122 professionals meets these performance objectives through strategic advice, asset and portfolio management and transaction services.

DTZ Investors is operationally independent of the C&W business and affiliates but is able to take advantage of C&W's vast research capabilities and premier global real estate services to the benefit of its clients. Our teams enjoy a range of training and backgrounds including chartered surveyors, town planners, audit and tax, chartered financial analysts and investment experts.

A couple of the team's biggest deals
Acquiring a mixed use, multi-let asset in the affluent London suburb of Clapham for £41.5m.
Redeveloping the former Co-op Department Store, an iconic Grade II Listed Art Deco building in the heart of Newcastle city centre.
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