• David Ainsworth

    David has worked in the Central London development market since the early 1980’s. He was a founding Director of CO—RE, and has been Chief Executive since 2014.

    He has been responsible for a large number of planning consents and developments of significant Central London schemes. Projects in the City and West End include 10 Fenchurch Avenue, Watermark Place, LSQ London, 20 Ropemaker and Lansdowne House.

    David is the immediate past President of the City Property Association and a Board Member of the London Property Alliance.

    He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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  • Bradley Baker

    Bradley is the director at CO—RE specialising in London occupiers and how their design requirements are reflected in our developments. He is also responsible for scheme branding and leasing. Bradley has worked in the central London office market for over 30 years. He was made an equity partner at Knight Frank in 1999 and founded and headed the central London tenant representation team.

    He has an intimate knowledge of what occupiers need, having advised major organisations on some of London’s largest office deals, including Estée Lauder’s HQ at 1 Fitzroy Place, Swiss Re's acquisition of The Gherkin, Guardian Media Group’s headquarters at King’s Cross and M&G’s offices at 10 Fenchurch Avenue.

    Bradley was voted ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ in 2014 by the readers of CoStar.

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  • David Hutton

    David has 25 years’ experience in the property industry. Having joined CO—RE in 2005, he became an equity director in 2010. David is recognised for the delivery of high-quality commercial and mixed-use schemes across London and has been directly responsible for over 4 million sq ft of prime developments across the capital with an investment value in excess of £5bn. Examples include One Angel Lane, Bureau, 90 Fetter Lane, Finsbury Circus House, 6 Bevis Marks, 101 New Cavendish Street and the planning consent for the Clarges Estate. David is currently project director for 120 Fleet St and The Fitzrovia.

    As a specialist London developer, David’s focus is to formulate and implement strategies to maximise value through planning, refurbishment, development, market repositioning and leasing.

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  • Stephen Black

    Stephen has over 15 years’ experience of the Central London development market. Recent projects have included 20 Ropemaker, 280 Bishopsgate, 16 Old Bailey and 33 King William Street (Wells Fargo’s HQ).

    Stephen has extensive knowledge of enabling developments, including planning, securing third party agreements, rights to light and other neighbourly matters. His is currently involved with The London Studios and Lansdowne House.

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  • Luke Wainwright

    Luke joined the business in 2015, having spent 15 years working in the central London development market providing professional services, project management and development monitoring across commercial, residential and mixed-use sectors. Commercial projects include London Fruit & Wool Exchange, 23 Savile Row and 11-12 St James’s Square, luxury residential such as 88 St James’s Street, mixed-use Goodman’s Fields and student accommodation at 60 Commercial Road.

    Since joining, Luke has been responsible for the recent successful delivery of our flagship development at 10 Fenchurch Avenue and Bureau.

    Luke’s strengths are his attention to detail, understanding of the development process, and teamwork, with particular emphasis on design, procurement and construction.

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  • Ed Thomson

    Ed joined CO—RE in 2018 to bolster CO—RE’s in house Project Management capability, focusing on construction delivery. Ed spent the previous eight years at Second London Wall acting as project manager and employer’s agent on various central London developments. His project experience includes 5 & 6 St James’s Square, One Bedford Avenue, 1-9 Seymour Street and One Bartholomew Close.



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  • George Axson

    George Axson joined CO-RE in March 2020 to reinforce the established team of commercial property specialists and support the growing pipeline of exciting Central London developments.

    George has been instrumental to the success of many significant commercial office schemes in London since 2000; supporting British Land and LandSec in navigating complex planning applications, and successfully going on to deliver high-class office space.

    He has played a pivotal role in assembling and leading dynamic project teams for the design, procurement and redevelopment of BBC White City, Broadcasting House, 120 Cheapside, 5 Broadgate, Triton Square, 1-2 Broadgate and more recently 135 Bishopsgate. All schemes have been pre-let to major Occupiers and amount to over 3 million sqft of nett lettable area

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  • Jonathan Walker

    Jonathan is an experienced Project Delivery Professional having worked in Construction, Design and Development for over 35 years. He has worked with some of London’s major Developers and has delivered many innovative and successful schemes including 80 Charlotte Street, 180 Great Portland Street and 160 Tooley Street as well as leading the development team for Pure Student Living a hugely successful Student Accommodation business.

    He brings a wealth of experience to the team across all aspects of project delivery from understanding the constructability of early design to building completions, tenant occupation and handover.

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  • Chris joined Greycoat from Taylor Woodrow in 1982, with initial responsibility for the Finsbury Avenue developments in EC2. He was appointed to the board of directors in 1986 and became development director in 1992, responsible for the group’s development programme.

    In 2000, Chris was a founding partner and the CEO of CO—RE, and led the growth of the business, delivering over 4.3 million sq ft net of prime central London offices. He has added value for clients by achieving a further 7.3 million sq ft net of planning consents for a mix of office, retail, residential and hotel projects.

    In 2015, Chris became non-executive chairman of CO—RE, having previously held the chair of the Peabody Trust.

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  • James Chester

    James is a Development surveyor at CO—RE focussed on design management and delivery. James has joined CO—RE following time at Lendlease where he built up a strong breadth of experience across a number of use-classes which includes delivering projects in often complicated mixed-use masterplans. His project experience included S9 International Quarter London delivering Cancer Research’s new Headquarters and the delivery of a successful mixed-use planning application at Silvertown Quays.

    Whilst at CO-RE James worked on the delivery of 280 Bishopsgate a CAT A reposition which pre-let for 150,000 sq ft to Baker Mckenzie LLP and 72 Upper Ground, the redevelopment of the former London Television Studios.

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  • Jo Al-Hillawi

    Jo joined CO-RE in September 2020 having worked in the Central London Office team at Knight Frank for 7 years.

    Jo gained a broad understanding of the Central London market whilst at Knight Frank, advising occupiers on their office requirements before joining the Central London Capital markets team.

    Jo has gained an in-depth knowledge of the changing way in which occupiers utlilise their space, advising tenants such as The Royal Academy of Arts, Jefferies and DAC Beachcroft.

    From a Capital Markets perspective, Jo recently sold 130 Old Street in London’s tech belt and has advised client’s such as Grosvenor & GPE.

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  • Julian Vickery

    Julian started his career working for a building contractor, then for major UK fund Aviva, before joining one of the UK’s leading developers, Greycoat, in the 1980s. In 2000, he joined CO—RE as a director, where he has been instrumental in assembling its impressive portfolio of projects within central London.

    Throughout his career, Julian has specialised in the design, procurement and delivery of major office and residential developments of varying size and complexity including Finsbury Circus House, Moor House, Watermark Place and 20 Gresham Street.

    Julian has served on the British Council for Offices, where he was co-author of the first edition of the BCO Guide to Specification. He has also represented the British Property Federation for a decade on the Joint Contracts Tribunal and chaired the formation of the Major Projects Form and the Pre-construction Services Agreement.

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  • Harmeet Bhandal

    Harmeet joined CO—RE in June 2014 as the financial controller and has since been actively involved in numerous development projects as part of our team. Prior to joining CO–RE, Harmeet worked as a senior accountant at a boutique central London accountancy firm.

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  • Siobhan Cronin

    Siobhan facilitates the smooth running of the CO—RE office and co-ordinates the executive management team. She also provides invaluable administrative support to the development team across our projects.

    She joined CO—RE in 2016, building on ten years of prior secretarial experience.

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  • Sally Virgo

    Sally Joined CO-RE in early 2020 and works collaboratively with the project directors and team to achieve project objectives. She co-ordinates communication and assists with administrative duties for the schemes.

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