Cushman & Wakefield has appointed James Yates as partner in its UK Capital Markets team, leading the firm’s investment activity in Yorkshire and the North East.
With 15 years’ experience in real estate advisory, Yates joins from Avison Young, where he was most recently a director in the firm’s Capital Markets team.
He has advised a mixture of clients – including Aviva, CBRE IM, Copley Point Capital, M7, and local authorities – on a number of commercial property transactions across multiple sectors.
Yates will be based at Cushman & Wakefield’s Leeds office, and will advise on the acquisition and disposals of commercial investments.
Jeremy Beckett, head of National Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “We are thrilled to welcome James to Cushman & Wakefield. Our Capital Markets team 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 added: “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.”