Mike King appointed as head of valuation in Manchester
22 Sep, 2006, Manchester
Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Michael King as a partner to head its valuation department in Manchester.
Mike, 44, joins Cushman & Wakefield after 19 years with Dunlop Haywards where he was head of valuation. His entire professional career has focused on valuation business undertaken for secured lending, asset/balance sheet and stock market listing purposes. Mike also has expertise in compulsory purchase compensation, Law of Property Act 1925 Receiverships and landlord and tenant matters.
Mike will head the Valuation team at Cushman & Wakefield in a move which completes a recruitment drive to appoint senior heads of departments across all disciplines within the firm's new Manchester office. Mike will work alongside Mark Walsh who was recruited from Dunlop Haywards last year to head the landlord and tenant department.
Paul Nichols, head of the Manchester office, C&W said: "I am delighted that Mike is joining us to head up our valuation department and to work alongside our Mark Walsh who is making excellent progress in developing our landlord and tenant business. Mike's wealth of experience and expertise will enable us to develop a significant valuations business and we look forward to working with him."
C&W's Manchester office was officially opened in November 2005 and now has a total staff of 20 people including five partners. The office includes partner Paul Nichols as head of retail and head of the office, Tony Bray as head of business space (from Dunlop Haywards), Andrew Pickett as head of a new national restaurants division (previously development director, Burger King UK), Mark Walsh as head of landlord & tenant (from Dunlop Haywards) and Richard Bousfield as head of investment (from Dunlop Haywards). Jason Print as head of industrial (from Donaldsons), James McNeill (from King Sturge) Adrian Saunders (from Hammond Phillips) and Rob Woods & Jonathan Baucher (from Dunlop Haywards) alongside a researchers and four support staff. Cushman & Wakefield also has regional UK offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Thames Valley as well as a City of London office and its European headquarters in London's West End. Across the globe it has 189 offices in 57 countries.
Adrian Hill, head of business space, Cushman & Wakefield: "This latest recruitment coup is great news for the firm. Mike will be a great asset for our Manchester office which is going from strength to strength and we are progressing with our next phase of regional expansion in Birmingham."