Cushman & Wakefield appoints new director in Cardiff

Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Cardiff Rhys James with new hires Samantha Johnstone, a graduate surveyor, and director Paul Love

Commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, which completed its global merger with DTZ in September, has appointed a new Director to head up its Project & Building Consultancy team in Cardiff.

Paul Love joins Cushman & Wakefield from consultancy Kaizon Ltd in Auckland, New Zealand, where he spent the last five years as an Associate Director. Prior to that he worked for CBRE based in Bristol.

In his new role, Paul will be leading the six strong Building Consultancy team in Cardiff in all areas including seeking out new business opportunities as well as working with existing clients, including Principality Building Society, Julian Hodge Bank, Dwr Cymru and DTZ Investors.

Also joining the Project & Building Consultancy as a Graduate Surveyor is Samantha Johnstone who will be working towards her APC (Assessment of Professional Competence). Samantha is a Graduate of Sheffield Hallam University and will be joining Cushman & Wakefield’s two year structured Graduate training programme.

Rhys James, Senior Director and Head of Cushman & Wakefield in Cardiff, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Paul and Samantha to our office. As market conditions continue to improve our clients have an increasing requirement for experienced Building Surveying services dealing, for example, with refurbishment works, dilapidations negotiations and the management of new building projects. Paul and Samantha will provide a valuable additional resource to work closely with our existing specialist team.”

Commenting on his appointment, Paul Love said: “I’m thrilled to have joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Cardiff office and I’m looking forward to leading the already well-established Project & Building Consultancy team here. We look forward to enhancing relationships with our existing client base and seeking out new opportunities in order to grow and develop our business line.”

The merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ in September created one of the largest commercial real estate services firms in the world. The new firm draws on the best of both legacy organisations, with $5 billion in revenue, 43,000 employees and more than 4.3 billion square feet under management, and $191 billion in transaction value.