Cushman & Wakefield appoints EMEA Logistics and Industrial specialist

Lisa Bentley, Partner, Global Occupier Services (GOS) Logistics and Industrial team, Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Lisa Bentley as a Partner within its Global Occupier Services (GOS) Logistics and Industrial team, working with GOS leadership in both the UK and EMEA on transaction management services.

Bentley joins the firm from GE where for the past 10 years she acted as Northern Europe Region Portfolio Manager, gaining extensive experience optimising portfolios, divesting businesses, consolidations and driving savings. Prior to this role, Bentley was a Real Estate Manager at Ford Motor Company for several years.

Rob Hall, International Partner, Logistics & Industrial – EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Lisa’s global experience integrating and optimising portfolios for large American corporates adds yet further depth and breadth to our client offering as we continue to expand our team.”

In 2018 Cushman & Wakefield acted on more than $34 billion of transactions across EMEA, covering more than 117 million sq ft. EMEA industrial transactions accounted for over $9 billion and over 26 million sq ft.

Cushman & Wakefield has strengthened its logistics and industrial capabilities across EMEA in recent months, supporting corporates in shaping their real estate portfolios in an ever-evolving market defined by M&A, e-commerce and a growth environment.

New hires include: Tim Crighton to provide specialist logistics and retail supply chain advice to clients across the region; Hendrick Jung, to provide tenant representation services from Germany; sector specialists Kristoffer Sandberg and Nils Eriksson in Sweden; and several senior appointments in the UK, including Richard Evans as Head of UK Logistics & Industrial, Chris Knight in London and Dave Robinson in Leeds.