Former Cushman & Wakefield partner dies

Former Cushman & Wakefield retail partner Brian East has passed away at the age of 66.

East entered the property industry in 1971, when he joined Healey & Baker, specialising in high street shop agency. He became a salaried partner in 1982 and five years later was made an equity partner, particularly responsible for the firm’s relationship with Tesco and Next. He continued with the firm following Healey & Baker’s merger with Cushman & Wakefield in 1998, retiring in 2004.

Toby Comerford, an international partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s retail team who worked closely with him, said: