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A well-known Cushman & Wakefield partner is to retire after 37 years with the firm.

Rhys James joined as a surveyor in 1983 and in 2003 he was appointed head of the Cardiff office.

Cushman & Wakefield said James is recognised as an office market expert, advising occupier, owner and developer clients and had played a key role in the transformation of Cardiff city centre, particularly in relation to the redevelopment of Central Square incorporating the new BBC headquarters.

“Taking over as head of the Cardiff office in 2003 was a particularly proud moment for me but frankly I’ve enjoyed the whole of my 37 years,” said Rhys James.

“I’ve always been very happy and proud to be part of this business. We’ve maintained a leading position in the property profession within South Wales and I’m pleased that Cushman & Wakefield commands that respect and reputation today.”

Jon Leedham, head of business space regions at Cushman & Wakefield, added: “I have worked closely with Rhys since 2003 and his total commitment to the firm, his clients and to Cardiff has been a been a feature throughout that time.

“Rhys has been hugely influential not only in the Cardiff office market but also in maintaining our wider profile and influence in the city, while also leading our office for a number of years with drive and enthusiasm.”

Last year, Richard Murphy succeeded Rhys James as head of the Cardiff office.

Richard Murphy, head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Cardiff office, said: “Following my becoming head of the office last year and a helpful period of transition, Rhys leaves the business in an extremely strong position for the future. I wish him and his family all the very best.”

Author: Laurence Kilgannon

Source: Insider media

Date: 23rd of January 2020

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