William is the Partner with overall responsibility for development strategy, consultancy and acquisitions and disposals across Central London at Cushman & Wakefield.
His specific experience is providing development advice on major development opportunities across Central London, advising landowners, public sector organisations and stakeholders.
William has a wealth of experience and expertise and extensive relationships across all sectors of the Central London market where he has worked for some 30 years.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, William worked with DTZ where he was their national co-ordinator for development and prior to this, William ran his own London development and advisory services companies. William started his property career as resi agent and chattels auctioneer.
William has worked with most of the major landowners in London including The Crown Estate, The BBC, The Grosvenor Estate, Royal Mail, CIS, Network Rail, London Underground, British Museum, Crossrail, Westminster University as well as with the majority of the London development and investment players including British Land, Land Securities, Shaftesbury, Frogmore, Hammersons, Heron, Sellar Aviva, Henderson, Hermes, Axa.
Currently his major projects are:
· Advising Transport for London on the development strategy and joint venture structuring of the 80 acres owner by TfL, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea adjacent to Earl’s Court
· Retained by US Department of State in respect of developing and executing it’s London strategy in respect of the American Embassy including the exit from No.20 and the existing Chancery Building, in Grosvenor Square; the acquisition of the new site and being responsible for achieving consent for the new embassy
· Strategic adviser to Rio Tinto in respect of their Central London occupational workplace strategy, including the relocation of the 350 staff by means of 2 pre-lettings and managing the procurement of planning consent for the redevelopment of their core holdings in St James’s Square, where planning consent for 220,000 sq ft of mixed use space has been granted. William and the C&W team are now arranging an exit through a joint venture.