Leasing

We advise on the disposal of buildings throughout the UK, from industrial estates and urban logistics centres to logistics parks and cargo hubs. Our proven track record in this market combined with our dynamic approach makes us a UK market leader.

Development

Our leasing and development capabilities place us in a unique position for advising on a whole range of development transactions, selling and acquiring land and buildings and funding new development. Our track record speaks for itself.

What We Do / UK Logistics & Industrial Expertise

UK Logistics & Industrial Team

Keith
Dowley
Equity Partner

Keith
Dowley

Equity Partner

Keith co-founded DTRE with David Turner in 2010 after working together at CBRE since 2006, and having run their own business for the preceding 10 years. He specialises in all aspects of the Industrial sector, working in investment and development funding. Keith has worked closely with Key clients such as Prologis, Blackstone, Tritax Big Box REIT, Liberty Property Trust, Stoford and Bericote. His interests include skiing and rugby, and he also practises boxing for fitness.

020 3328 9080 keith.dowley@dtre.com
David
Turner
Equity Partner

David
Turner

Equity Partner

David is a co-founder of DTRE. He and Keith Dowley have been business partners since 1995, selling their previous company to CBRE in 2006 and working there for several years before setting up DTRE in 2010. His focus is primarily on the Investment team, both in the office and industrial spheres, overseeing relationships with clients ranging from property and equity companies to institutions and high net worth individuals. As well as the UK, David has extensive experience in European markets. Outside work, he is a keen polo player.

020 3328 9080 david.turner@dtre.com
David
Emburey
Equity Partner

David
Emburey

Equity Partner

David has over 25 years’ experience in both leasing and investment, and has been with DTRE since March 2017. He works in the Industrial team, specialising in all kinds of industrial and logistics capital markets portfolios across the UK. His major deals have included the acquisition of a £600m UK-wide industrial platform for Brockton, sold to Blackstone in 2017, and the £320m sale of the Infrared industrial fund, also to Blackstone, in 2018. Outside work, David enjoys golf, shooting, fishing, skiing and motorsport.

020 3328 9080 david.emburey@dtre.com
Richard
Harman
Equity Partner

Richard
Harman

Equity Partner

DTRE was founded in 2010 and Richard joined soon after. With Mark Webster, he jointly runs the Industrial Leasing team. He is closely involved in all deals in this space, including the largest UK airport pre-let to date - a 210,000 sq ft Heathrow let to dnata. He also worked on the first deal to hit £6 per square foot in North-West England – to Amazon, at Omega, Warrington. Originally from Wetherby, Richard plays football and cricket, and in 2018 ran the London Marathon, raising £7k for charity.

020 3328 9080 richard.harman@dtre.com
Mark
Webster
Equity Partner

Mark
Webster

Equity Partner

Joining in 2017, Mark was previously at Cushman & Wakefield for 12 years, and at Knight Frank for 12 years before that. Working in the Leasing team, he specialises in representing occupiers, primarily advising retailers such as Sainsburys, Morrisons, Arcadia and Boden on building placement and acquisition. Most recently he was a key player in the acquisition of a southern distribution hub in Hatfield for Marks & Spencer. Mark is a former Chairman of the Industrial Agents Society, and is a Northampton Saints season ticket holder.

020 3328 9080 mark.webster@dtre.com
Tom
Fairlie
Partner

Tom
Fairlie

Partner

Tom has been part of the DTRE Midlands and Northern leasing team since August 2016 having previously held roles at Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International. He primary role involves advising Landlord and Developer clients on the leasing of their existing facilities, as well as the acquisition of development sites across the country. Recently Tom has advised on the leasing of 300,000 sq ft at Magna Park Lutterworth at a new record rent for the scheme, negotiating a pre-let of 360,000 sq ft to a modular housebuilder in Leicestershire as well as acquiring 30 acres in Leeds city centre for a developer client.

Away from work, Tom is still playing regular rugby and enjoys skiing and watching live sport.

020 3328 9080 tom.fairlie@dtre.com
Jamie
Catherall
Partner

Jamie
Catherall

Partner

Jamie joined DTRE in 2013 after achieving a Masters in Management at Warwick Business School and a BSc in Real Estate at Oxford Brookes. He is part of the Industrial Leasing team, covering the Midlands and South-East.

Notable deals include agreeing a deal with Mercedes Grand Prix to relocate their wind tunnel to Silverstone Park, agreeing a 132,000 sq ft letting to Aston Martin in Wellesbourne and a 72,000 sq ft pre-let to Spire Healthcare PLC in Worcester. Jamie is a keen skier and golfer.

020 3328 9080 jamie.catherall@dtre.com
Alice
Hampden-Smith
Associate Partner

Alice
Hampden-Smith

Associate Partner

Alice joined DTRE in May 2017, having spent four years at Cushman & Wakefield. She is part of the Industrial Leasing team, undertaking both landlord and occupier work and her coverage includes much of the Southern UK, from East London through to the West Country and Wales.

Significant projects have included agreeing a 140,000 sq ft letting to Berryworld Ltd in Northfleet, a 54,000 sq ft letting to Marston’s PLC in West Thurrock and her involvement in a 47 acre land sale in Magor on behalf of Sainsbury’s. As an accessories connoisseur, Alice caused much amusement when her first deal at DTRE involved a handbag company.

020 3328 9080 alice.hampden-smith@dtre.com
Charlie
Wing
Associate Partner

Charlie
Wing

Associate Partner

Charlie joined DTRE in October 2018 after three years in retail property with Nash Bond. Prior to that he earned an MSc in Real Estate at Reading University. As a member of the Industrial Leasing team, he is involved with deals in London and the South-East. He works for the most part with landlord and developer clients supporting other team members. Originally from Gloucestershire, Charlie travels extensively and also enjoys skiing, rowing and golf.

020 3328 9080 charlie.wing@dtre.com
John
Adcock
Equity Partner

John
Adcock

Equity Partner

John has been an Equity Partner since 2010, when DTRE was launched. Previously, he was at CBRE where he rose to head of industrial investment and Holley Blake. He has a key role in the industrial investment team, specialising in portfolios and multi-let estate transactions across the UK. One of his most significant deals was the £320m Powerhouse disposal for InfraRed Capital Partners. He has also advised on four off-market ‘swap’ deals for SEGRO Plc. John lives in Hertfordshire and is a keen cyclist and skier.

020 3328 9080 john.adcock@dtre.com
Henry
Bunting
Partner

Henry
Bunting

Partner

A key Investment Team member, Henry joined DTRE in 2011, after several years at CBRE. His focus is mainly on regional industrial projects, as well as portfolio deals in recent years. Key projects have included the Woodside Industrial Estate in Dunstable, a £183m disposal, making it one of the biggest multi-let industrial sales ever. He also played a lead role in the £320m Powerhouse portfolio sale to Blackstone. Originally from Belfast, Henry once saw fellow countryman George Best play live. He also organises the annual DTRE overseas cycling trips.

020 3328 9080 henry.bunting@dtre.com
Tom
Homan
Partner

Tom
Homan

Partner

Tom joined DTRE in 2013, before which he spent three years with Savills. He’s in the Industrial Investment team and is involved in all aspects of their activities, working with clients right across the UK. His significant deals have included the £17.9m Mitre portfolio purchase for Leftfield Capital, and the £23m sale of Lineside Industrial Estate in Littlehampton on behalf of Cording. Tom is involved with all the major DTRE sporting activities, claiming to be the Yellow Jersey holder when it comes to cycling.

020 3328 9080 tom.homan@dtre.com
Tom
Sarjant
Equity Partner

Tom
Sarjant

Equity Partner

Tom sits in the investment team, specialising in development funding as well as the disposal and acquisition of 'Big Box Logistics'. Clients include EQTExeter, Blackstone, Ares, Hines, Tritax, M7Oxford, Cabot and Prologis.

In the last two years, Tom has been involved in several high profile logistics transactions, including the £400m acquisition of the Defender Portfolio for Blackstone, the £470m disposal of the Platform Portfolio on behalf of Prologis and the funding of Amazon, Swindon on behalf of Panattoni for £202m. Tom is a member at Burhill Golf Club and is a notorious '3-putter'.

020 3328 9080 tom.sarjant@dtre.com
Ben
Sleath
Partner

Ben
Sleath

Partner

Ben was with Cushman & Wakefield before joining the DTRE Investment team in early 2017. Experienced in funding, development, disposal and acquisition, his focus with DTRE is on industrial investment across the UK. He was part of the team responsible for the £320m Powerhouse portfolio disposal and also played a key role in the disposal of two prime logistics buildings for BAPF in Banbury and Chorley at record prices. Ben is a keen skier - a veteran of slopes in France, Italy, Austria and Chile.

020 3328 9080 ben.sleath@dtre.com
Geraint
Davies
Associate Partner

Geraint
Davies

Associate Partner

Gez has been with DTRE since early 2018, previously with Cushman & Wakefield. He is part of the Industrial team, focusing on investment across the UK. Significant deals he has worked on have included the disposal of Birchmere Business Park in Thamesmead for over £12m, and the £17m acquisition of Reading Trade City. A native of Aberystwyth, Gez is a big rugby fan, supporting the Ospreys. He also once played a round of arrows with two-times World Professional Darts Champion Ted Hankey.

020 3328 9080 geraint.davies@dtre.com
Jake
Huntley
Partner

Jake
Huntley

Partner

After studying real estate at the University of the West of England, Jake spent four years with Capita Real Estate. He has been with DTRE since the start of 2015 on the industrial leasing team, covering all of Southern England. His role encompasses advising landlords on voids, providing occupational advice to the investment team and giving development advice to landowners. Jake has an identical twin who also works in logistics and sometimes gets mistaken for him (It is a ‘logistical nightmare’).

020 3328 9080 jake.huntley@dtre.com

Latest Deals

170,598 sq ft

Wellingborough 170
Q4 2022 | Acted on behalf of Logicor

44,351 sq ft

620 Europa Boulevard, Warrington
Q3 2022 | Acted on behalf of Avjon Properties

20,000 sq ft

Unit 1, Hallwood Avenue, Haydock
Q3 2022 | Acted on behalf of a private landlord

1.2 acres

Nash Road, Trafford Park
Q3 2022 | Acted on behalf of A&B Containers

97,956 sq ft

Unit 1132, Silverstone Park
Q3 2022 | Acted on behalf of MEPC

28,673 sq ft

Unit 1130, Silverstone Park
Q3 2022 | Acted on behalf of MEPC

6.1 acres

1 Michigan Drive, Milton Keynes
Q3 2022 | Acted on behalf of Kier

46,305 sq ft

Unit 33, Woodside Industrial Estate
Q2 2022 | Acted on behalf of L&G

43,000 sq ft

F43, Fairoak Lane, Runcorn
Q2 2022 | Acted on behalf of Mileway

1 acre

Volt, Acton
Q1 2022 | Acted on behalf of Linden Hill Capital

39,574 sq ft

Unit C Kennetside, Newbury
Q1 2022 | Acted on behalf of Logicor

113,000 sq ft

Unit C Icon Harlow
Q1 2022 | Acted on behalf of Stoford / TPG
WHat We Do / UK Logistics & Industrial Latest Deals