Cushman & Wakefield appoints North West industrial specialist

Rob Taylor, Head of Industrial & Logistics at Cushman & Wakefield Manchester.

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Rob Taylor to head its Logistics & Industrial team in Manchester.

Taylor joins as a Partner from the Manchester office of Knight Frank where he headed its North West Industrial team. In his new role he will be responsible for developing Cushman & Wakefield’s logistics and industrial business across the North West region and providing market leading client service working in conjunction with the firm’s London and Leeds offices.

He brings 16 years’ experience in the industrial sector, dealing with both disposal and acquisition work for a number of key fund, developer and occupier clients including Cabot, Quorum, LaSalle IM, Canmoor, BlackRock, M&G, CBREGi, L&G, Harworth Estates, Redsun, BMO and PLP.

Caroline Baker, Partner and Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office, commented: “Rob is well-known within the North West industrial market and we are delighted he has joined the team. Cushman & Wakefield has been strengthening its logistics capabilities in key markets and appointing a market leader to head the team will bolster our regional expertise.”

Cushman & Wakefield is currently advising a number of clients including Cabot, Quorum, Peel, Schroders, Trebor Developments, PIN and Travis Perkins on schemes across the region including, Q110 in Crewe and Boundary Park in Deeside.

Rob Taylor said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join a talented team. Cushman & Wakefield is a well-established and respected name in the logistics and industrial sector and I’m looking forward to building on an already strong order book of clients and increase our market presence across in the North West.”

Over the last 12 months, Cushman & Wakefield has made several senior appointments across its UK Logistics & Industrial team including: Richard Evans who joined as Head of UK Logistics & Industrial, Tim Crighton, a Logistics and Retail Specialist, who joined as a Partner, Chris Knight, also recruited as Partner within the London and South East team and Dave Robinson who is heading the Yorkshire Logistics & Industrial team.