Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-owned real estate adviser, announced today that James Chapman, Partner and previous head of Capital Markets in Czech Republic & Slovakia, has been appointed to head up the firm’s Capital Markets team for Central Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary & Slovakia). James takes over from Charles Taylor who previously led the Central European Capital Markets team before he was appointed Managing Partner of the firm’s Polish office 1st July 2013.
Jonathan Hallett, Head of Cushman & Wakefield in Central Europe, said: “We welcome James to his new role which is aligned with our growth strategy for the Central European region and our focus on delivering a more integrated platform to enhance the service levels to our domestic and international clients.”
Jan Willem-Bastijn, Head of Capital Markets, EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “James’ promotion is one of a number of initiatives underway to significantly strengthen our capital markets offer right across the EMEA region. The Central European region continues to see significant growth in investment volumes with the majority of investors targeting Poland, the largest and most stable market in the region.”
James Chapman joined Cushman & Wakefield's Prague office in 2001 and has led the Capital Markets team for the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the past 7 years. Notable recent successes include the sale of The Park for Aberdeen. He has also previously worked in the firm's London office and will now relocate to Warsaw.
James Chapman graduated in Real Estate Management from Nottingham Trent University and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.