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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

David Simpson joins Cushman & Wakefield

David Simpson has joined Cushman & Wakefield in Scotland as its new Head of Asset Management. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, David was an associate at Drivers Jonas and head of the Asset Management Team in Scotland.

He has managed property for a host of high profile clients including Henderson Global Investors, Schroders, Rockspring, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Teesland IOG and Forth Ports.

John Hamilton, Head of Cushman & Wakefield in Scotland, said: "Asset management is a discipline which crosses all the different departments in the Firm and it is therefore crucial for the business that we have the right person at its helm. We are confident that David will continue to grow and develop this important area of the business."

A graduate of Paisley University, David said that one of the factors which attracted him to Cushman & Wakefield is the Firm's reputation for technological innovation.

"C&W; really leads the way when it comes to online health & safety management which provides clients with a full paper trail and audit should there be any accidents in or damage to their property. This is very useful for potential insurance claims," he added.

Another key area for growth for the asset management industry is due diligence. David said: "More and more companies are employing asset management teams to sort out tenant and maintenance issues in the run up to a sale of a property. Good portfolio management is key to ensuring a quick and successful disposal."