Cushman & Wakefield appoints Middle East specialist in Europe

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Hassan Farran as a partner to head its Middle East desk in the EMEA capital markets team, based in London.

Farran joins Cushman & Wakefield from Savills where for the past eight years he has focused on establishing the firm’s cross border investment presence in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and leading the advisory teams on transactions for Middle Eastern clients.

Prior to this role, Farran worked for Bena Properties in Syria advising on viable funding structures for real estate developments.

'We are seeing a rise in the number of Middle Eastern investors, including potential new entrants, around Europe looking to invest in the right assets. Hassan has a proven track record unlocking those opportunities and we are delighted to welcome him to the team,' said Jan-Willem Bastijn,head of EMEA Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield.

Said Farran: 'In the context of a changing economic landscape in Europe, Middle East is once again an increasingly important source of capital for the real estate sector. Our vision is to be recognised as an international market leader.

'I look forward to deepening relationships with our current and potential clients and offering the collaborative culture and deep sector expertise for which Cushman & Wakefield is known.'

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