Leading global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, has appointed Ben O’Connor to lead its Public Sector Advisory team in Bristol.
Joining from public sector-focused developer Kajima Partnerships, Ben possesses 19 years’ experience to the role and has managed bis to local authorities and NHS Trusts.
Commenting on his appointment, Ben said: “I’m looking forward to working with our existing team to provide genuine insight and best-in-class advice to our public sector clients, many of which are facing increasing budgetary pressures and having to change the way they deliver services.”
Prior to joining Kajima, Ben had also spent time as a Development Manager for the Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England) and spent 12 years at GVA (now Avison Young).
In Ben’s new role he will be responsible for the delivery of key public-sector contracts in the South West and South Wakes, as well as helping to build the profile of Cushman’s Bristol office.
Tim Davis, Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office, said: “Cushman & Wakefield has a long and successful track record of partnering with the public sector, bringing an innovative and commercially-minded focus on delivery that drives value for money for the public purse.
He continued: “Ben has spent the last five years either working with or for public bodies and this invaluable experience will enable him to capitalise and grow Cushman & Wakefield’s presence across the South West. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”