Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Eric van Dyck as Chairman of its EMEA Capital Markets business as the firm continues to drive growth across the region.
Capital markets specialist Van Dyck re-joins Cushman & Wakefield from Redevco B.V. which he joined in 2010 first as COO and latterly as Chief Investment Officer. He was at Cushman & Wakefield previously for 27 years, serving as the Managing Partner for Belgium and as a board member. Van Dyck, who takes up his new position on 12 February, will continue as a non-executive board member at Leasinvest.
In his new role, he will support Jan-Willem Bastijn, Head of EMEA Capital Markets, in structuring the expanding business, supporting key clients and tracking capital flows. He will also work closely with Michael Rodda, Head of EMEA Retail Capital Markets, Stephen Screene, COO, EMEA Capital Markets, and Paul Boursican, Head of Business Space, EMEA Capital Markets. He will be based in London but work across the EMEA region.
Jan-Willem Bastijn, Head of EMEA Capital Markets, said: “Eric rightly enjoys an excellent reputation in the market and will be a huge asset to our business. We are delighted to welcome him back to the firm. While we have grown considerably since he was last here, our relentless focus on providing insight and delivering for our clients remains the same.”
Eric van Dyck, Chairman, EMEA Capital Markets, said: “Having spent seven years client-side, I return to Cushman & Wakefield with first-hand experience of investors’ priorities in this rapidly-changing market. It is all about products, clients and capital streams and as an advisory firm we need to ensure we continue providing the best service possible to connect these elements.”
Cushman & Wakefield’s 380-strong EMEA Capital Markets team has transacted and advised on over $64 billion of real estate in the last 24 months. Last year, the team undertook multiple record-breaking asset transactions in markets across the region, including: the IKEA Centres pan-European portfolio – exclusive real estate advisor on the largest retail transaction in Europe (lot size €900 million); 20 Fenchurch Street, London – UK’s largest-ever single asset property transaction (lot size £1.285 billion); and The Leadenhall Building, London – iconic City of London tower sold to Hong Kong investor, CC Land (lot size £1.15 billion).