DTZ appoints head of central London agency
DTZ has appointed a new head of central London agency to capitalise on the upswing in tenant activity across the capital, CoStar News can reveal.
Richard Howard has been appointed as DTZ’s head of central London agency, reporting to Colin Wilson, the firm’s head of UK & Ireland.
Promoted from his current role as head of West End agency, Howard will oversee DTZ’s central London leasing teams, with a focus on disposals for London landlords as well as advising occupiers on acquisitions.
Howard will work closely with the City and West End based agency teams led by Alistair Brown and Craig Norton respectively.
Howard said: “London is increasingly seen not just as a national capital, but as one of the few major world cities and as such, occupiers and investors alike have come to see it as one place, and the boundaries between the various sub markets have become blurred. My role will be to ensure that we continue to offer a seamless service across our Central London specialities to reflect this ever evolving dynamic.”
Colin Wilson added: “I am delighted that Richard has agreed to accept this position. Richard is currently involved in a number of major London leasing instructions, including a role as one of the DTZ leads responsible for activity at King’s Cross. DTZ's central London team already acts on some of the most significant schemes in Central London, including King's Cross, Nova in Victoria, The Leadenhall Building and Broadgate in the City and Bankside 2 on the Southbank.
“Our Occupier business continues to grow, with recent acquisitions on behalf of Facebook, KPMG and Yahoo as well as recently being appointed by Societe General to provide strategic advice on their London Estate.”