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Dave Wilson to join CPA

14 January 2008

Corporate Property Advisers (CPA) is delighted to announce that Dave Wilson, Deputy Chair of the British Institute of Facilities Management, has joined the company - marking CPA’s formal entry into the marketplace for facilities consultancy.

Talking about his decision to join CPA, Dave Wilson commented: “I’ve had several discussions with potential partners since leaving Macro but believe that the opportunities with CPA offer the best structure within which to deliver a genuinely strategic facilities consultancy service. The team at CPA is unique, with a depth of experience and genuinely independent approach which sets them apart from the major property practices. We all believe that there is strong synergy between property and FM which is currently underserved in the advisory sector. Understanding the whole cost of occupancy ensures smarter property decisions, delivers optimal operational effectiveness and a portfolio matched to current and future business needs.”

Rob Bailey founder of CPA said: “The FM and CRE sectors are evolving rapidly with similar characteristics. The increasing emphasis on cost saving, service levels and a consistent international approach is driving new delivery models for corporates to consider. Our client-side experience showed us how valuable such advice could be and demand from current clients bears this out.
CPA’s differentiated approach, based on independent advice and hands on experience, has been received well by clients over the past 2 years and we are therefore delighted that Dave has joined CPA to strengthen the FM advice we can offer”.

CPA was founded in 2006 by Peter Copley and Robert Bailey aimed at enhancing clients' corporate performance and competitive position by driving property strategies and creating portfolios that are aligned with evolving business needs. Uniquely, the company provides independent advice based on client-side experience. The CPA team includes the former Property Directors of: Reuters plc; Cable & Wireless plc; Emap plc; Allen & Overy LLP, McDonalds and Dell Corporation. Unusually, CPA currently acts as Head of Property at: Reuters plc; News International; Emap plc and Rentokil Initial plc. Growth has been rapid and other blue chip clients include: the BBC, Honeywell Inc, GSK plc, Cadbury Schweppes plc, Cisco Systems Inc.In only its second year of operation, CPA was voted “Corporate Real Estate Partner of the Year - 2007” in a survey of leading FTSE companies.

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