Rob Taylor will head up the firm’s North West logistics and industrial department after leaving a similar role at Knight Frank he held for 12 years.
Taylor has been appointed as a partner based at the firm’s Manchester office on Marsden Street.
His position was most recently held by Chris Brown who left Cushman & Wakefield after seven years in October 2017 to take up a position as development manager at Warrington-based industrial developer Chancerygate.
Taylor will lead a team of four others and will be responsible for developing Cushman & Wakefield’s logistics and industrial business across the North West and providing client service on projects including Q110 in Crewe and Boundary Park in Deeside.
Caroline Baker, partner and head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office, said: “Rob is well-known within the North West industrial market and Cushman & Wakefield has been strengthening its logistics capabilities in key markets. Appointing a market leader to head the team will bolster our regional expertise.”
Rob Taylor added: “This is an exciting opportunity to join a talented team. Cushman & Wakefield is a well-established and respected name in the logistics and industrial sector and I’m looking forward to building on an already strong order book of clients and increasing our market presence across the North West.”