James Yates joins Cushman & Wakefield’s UK capital markets team

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed James Yates as a partner in its UK capital markets team.

Yates brings 15 years of experience in real estate advisory, having previously worked at Avison Young, where he was most recently a director in the company's capital markets team.

In his new role at Cushman & Wakefield, Yates will lead the capital markets team in Yorkshire and the North East, providing expert guidance on the acquisition and disposal of commercial investments.

He will draw upon his extensive experience in advising clients on a wide range of commercial property transactions across the UK, including Aviva, CBRE IM, Copley Point Capital, M7, and local authorities.

Yates will be based at Cushman & Wakefield's Leeds office.

Jeremy Beckett, head of national capital markets at Cushman & Wakefield, said: ‘We are thrilled to welcome James to Cushman & Wakefield. Our capital markets is made up of specialists with a thorough understanding of capital sources and pricing in the market, as well as the evolving needs of occupiers and what that means for investors throughout the country. James’ experience and considerable local market knowledge will complement the existing team and further strengthen our first-rate investment advisory service for clients.”

James Yates, partner in Cushman & Wakefield's capital markets added, said: ‘It is an exciting time to join Cushman & Wakefield. The Yorkshire and North East has deep and established investment markets across multiple sectors. I look forward to forging new client relationships and supporting businesses seeking to invest in the region.’

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