Cushman & Wakefield appoint Head of Living Land & Development

Cushman & Wakefield appoint a Head of Living Land & Development which contributes to their Living sector expansion.

Anthony Dixon, Head of Living Land and Development at Cushman & Wakefield | PBSA News
Anthony Dixon, Head of Living Land and Development at Cushman & Wakefield.

Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, have announced the appointment of Anthony Dixon as Head of Living Land and Development.

Anthony joins from independent property consultancy Allsop, where he spent the last 14 years in the Residential Transactional and Living Markets team providing disposal, acquisition, and development advice to a wide range of clients.

“Our continued investment into our Living offering enables us to support the growing number of developers and investors focused on residential opportunities as a viable route to capital growth. Anthony is a highly accomplished specialist who joins at a time of significant expansion, both within the Living team at Cushman & Wakefield, as well as the wider sector as a whole. Anthony will work with our teams supporting clients on the repurposing of assets and help clients dispose of land and buildings to capitalise on the strength of the Living sector. The UK Living sector is set to enjoy sustained growth over the next five years and Anthony joins a strong team delivering value-adding advice and insight to our clients.”

David Haynes, Head of Specialist Markets UK, Cushman & Wakefield

At Cushman & Wakefield, Anthony will lead development and land transactions, and advise clients across the Living sectors, including all tenures of residential, senior living, purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and co-living.

He will report to David Haynes, Head of UK Specialist Markets and work alongside Head of Living, Charles Whitworth, as well as Paul Wickenden, Jim Cooper, and Declan Pope in the Living Land and Development team.

Anthony has spoken about his excitement with his new role.

“I am thrilled to join Cushman & Wakefield’s Living team. The firm has an outstanding reputation globally, and I look forward to collaborating with my talented colleagues across the country to deliver exceptional advice and results for our clients.”

Anthony Dixon, Head of Living Land and Development, Cushman & Wakefield

As part of its ongoing Living sector expansion, Cushman & Wakefield recently announced the appointments of Mike Gorman, who joins later in the year to lead Residential Capital Marketsactivity across the UK’s core regional markets, and Jack Wagner as an Associate in the Residential Capital Markets team. Emily Fox and John Freker have also joined as Partners in Residential Valuation & Advisory and Student Accommodation investment, respectively.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Living teams operate across BTR, PRS, PBSA, Senior Living and the wider residential and land markets providing a range of capital markets, valuation and advisory, consultancy and development services.

A report by Cushman & Wakefield found that demand for university places has hit a record high, but a slowdown in delivery of new accommodation caused by the pandemic, as well as rising costs and inflation, is hampering construction viability.

Issues of affordability for students also means a growing differential between the maintenance loan and the cost of living could impact where young people choose to study.