23 April 2024

DTRE announce string of promotions as business gears up for further growth

Keith Dowley
Founder & Partner
Chairman of UK Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets
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  • DTRE announces nine promotions and new junior hires across the business.
  • Promotions come as DTRE broadens its sector focus, with new heads of business lines appointed to capitalise on the latest market developments.
  • In recent years, DTRE has expanded its service offering and significantly grown its presence, with new offices across the UK and Europe.

London, UK – Following strong performance in a year in which the market was buffeted by macroeconomic headwinds, DTRE today announced nine new promotions across the business. These promotions are part of a wider transformation within DTRE, elevating the next generation of leaders through the appointment of new heads of business lines within critical, high-growth markets.

(For the latest detail on all the heads of DTRE’s business lines, see the Notes to Editors below.)

Having built upon its heritage as an expert dealmaker in industrial and logistics, today’s DTRE has expanded to also be a discreet and trusted adviser to clients across science and technology and alternative markets – including living and offices. This renewed focus, combined with the growth of the business, will enable DTRE to capture the latest commercial real estate opportunities.

Matt Smith and Harry Glatman have been promoted to the partnership, with roles as Head of Science & Technology and Head of Alternative Capital Markets respectively. Elsewhere, in the industrial and logistics capital markets team, Geraint Davies has been promoted to Partner, Polly Bennett to Associate Partner and George Marsden to Senior Surveyor.

Across the wider business, Amelia Balkwill has taken on the new role of Head of ESG Consultancy, Jack Weatherilt was promoted to Associate Partner in DTRE’s Manchester office, Jamie Poole to Senior Research Analyst and Nancy Cooper to Senior Business Executive.

Team-driven and individual-focused, DTRE has always strived to hire the best talent and empower them to achieve their potential. This latest round of promotions is indicative of the depth of strength within DTRE, and of the steps the business is taking to develop the leaders of tomorrow’s industry. As part of this process, founders David Turner and Keith Dowley have taken on new roles as Managing Partner and Chairman of UK Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets respectively.

Finally, the business also recently welcomed Will Elvidge to the Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets team as a qualified investment Surveyor, joining from Cushman & Wakefield. With three further recruits set to join the business in the coming weeks and months, DTRE continues to grow.

These developments all follow a strong 2023 for the business, in what was a difficult year for the industry at large. DTRE advised on over £2.7bn of industrial transactions last year and is currently instructed on mandates totalling over 72m sq.ft. in industrial and logistics, 4.3m sq.ft. in science and technology, and the equivalent of 4,000 beds within alternative capital markets.

“Together with the rest of the DTRE leadership team, I’d like to congratulate all those who have earned a well-deserved promotion, as well as wish a warm welcome to our newest team members,” said David Turner, Founder and Managing Partner at DTRE.
“We’re incredibly proud of the business DTRE has become in its first 14 years, and grateful to the clients and team members that have made it possible. DTRE has grown to meet the industry’s latest challenges and its continued development will stand us in good stead well into the future.”
Keith Dowley, Founder and Chairman of UK Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets at DTRE, added: “At DTRE we never stand still. Our clients know us to be proactive and determined and this is a mindset we harness in our approach to bettering our business as well.”

About DTRE

DTRE is an independent and award-winning commercial property adviser specialising in logistics & industrial, science & technology, and alternatives. From global real estate investors to specialist developers, distribution giants to biotech start-ups, DTRE decodes complex markets to deliver specialised investment, development and leasing advice to clients throughout the UK and Europe.

DTRE is research-led, and outcome oriented – we know that numbers only ever tell part of the story. Interpretation and conviction informs application. We combine unparalleled depth and breadth of market data with our team’s expertise and on-the-ground intelligence to deliver competitive advantage to our clients.

Since being established in 2010, DTRE has provided expert counsel on sales and acquisitions valued in excess of £28.5 billion.

Notes to Editors

David Turner, Founder & Managing Partner, Head of European Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets

Keith Dowley, Founder & Chairman of UK Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets

Natalie Barone, Partner, Head of Operations & Finance

Robert Taylor, Partner, Head of Research, Data & Insights

Tom Sarjant, Partner, Co-Head of UK Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets

Ben Sleath, Partner, Co-Head of UK Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets

Jake Huntley, Partner, Co-Head of Industrial & Logistics Leasing, Advisory & Development

Richard Harman, Partner, Co-Head of Industrial & Logistics Leasing, Advisory & Development

John Adcock, Partner, Head of UK Institutional Clients

Mark Webster, Partner, Head of Client Relations, Industrial & Logistics

Matt Smith, Partner, Head of Science & Technology

Simon Glenn, Partner, Head of Developer Client Relations, Science & Technology

Jamie Green, Partner, Head of Cambridge, Science & Technology

Harry Glatman, Partner, Head of Living, Alternative Capital Markets

James Cook, Partner, Head of Offices, Alternative Capital Markets

Andrew Lynn, Partner, Head of Manchester

Amelia Balkwill, Head of ESG Consultancy

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