Cushman & Wakefield hires Andrew Hawkins to join London Capital Markets Team

Andrew Hawkins, Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield has announced the appointment of Andrew Hawkins as an International Partner and senior leader within its London Capital Markets team, starting in summer 2018.

Hawkins is joining Cushman & Wakefield from JLL, where he was Head of City Capital Markets. Hawkins spent more than 21 years at JLL, the last 11 of which have been working in the City of London where he has closed over £10 billion of deals, advising sovereign wealth funds, REITs, institutional investors and private investors on some of London’s most-significant investment and development deals.

These include: the two largest tower developments in the City, 22 Bishopsgate, EC3 and One Undershaft, EC3; KPMG’s Sale & Leaseback, 15 Canada Square; the HSBC Tower, 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf; and the TfL/FCA buildings at Stratford’s International Quarter London.

In his new role at Cushman & Wakefield, Hawkins will work closely with International Partners Martin Lay and Richard Womack, who jointly lead the 25-strong London Capital Markets team.

Toby Ogden, Head of London Markets, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Andrew is a standout performer in the London market with an exceptional track-record of working on high-profile and complex transactions. He will feel right at home in our London Capital Markets team which has enjoyed record-breaking success this year, driven by our established global platform and unrivalled ability to source capital from across the world. His arrival is outstanding news for our clients and the team.”

Julian Sandbach, Head of Central London Capital Markets at JLL, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew for his commitment and hard work over the past 21 years, firstly in the Manchester office of JLL, before moving to the City of London Capital Markets team in 2006. He has played a key role in supporting the continued growth of JLL’s investment platform in London. Our Central London teams will continue to advise a wide range of UK and International clients seeking access to opportunities across London, providing exceptional levels of service and delivering excellent results.”

Cushman & Wakefield has advised on transactions across the capital in 2017, including 20 Fenchurch Street, The Leadenhall Building, 240 Blackfriars Road and the Ampersand building.

Cushman & Wakefield’s London Markets division comprises capital markets, occupier representation, leasing, residential, development and healthcare teams – all operating across the capital as a whole, rather than the traditional City and West End model.