Matthew Cutts to lead Investor & Developer Clients across EMEA Project Management

Matthew Cutts was previously global head of financial institutions at Arcadis

CBRE has appointed Matthew Cutts as Head of Investor & Developer Clients for Project Management & Building Consultancy, EMEA, effective 1 September 2021.

Matthew joins from design, engineering, and management consultancy Arcadis, where he was global head of financial institutions. He has over 20 years’ European real estate leadership experience advising the largest private equity and sovereign wealth funds. At Arcadis, he led the European real estate and infrastructure investors team covering due diligence, project management, cost management, design and engineering, and sustainability performance. He has acted on many key high-profile transactions, developments and new investor platforms covering all asset classes in Europe.

Over the course of his 30-year career, Matthew has managed teams and delivered major projects and developments while being based in Paris, Hong Kong and London.

Matthew will take on a senior leadership role with CBRE’s project management business focusing on the EMEA region. He will be working in close collaboration with John Atkins, Head of Project Management and Building Consultancy, EMEA.

John Atkins, Head of Project Management and Building Consultancy, EMEA, at CBRE, said: “Investors are responding to complex challenges including covid-19 repositioning, ESG targets and changing consumer and occupier trends. Consequently, we’re anticipating a surge in project management activity, and increasing demand for the integrated services and solutions provided by CBRE. We have ambitious plans for growth, and with Matthew Cutts joining our EMEA leadership team, we will be able to draw on his extensive experience advising real estate funds, and his deep knowledge of investor market trends.”

Commenting on his appointment, Matthew Cutts said: “CBRE provides a compelling offer to European real estate funds and developers seeking a consistently great and valuable service. I am excited about the paradigm shift in new opportunity for developers and investors across Europe, driven by fast-changing workspace, retail, leisure, and sustainability needs. CBRE clients with access to cash and finance have a unique opportunity to achieve improved returns from real estate asset class during this new cycle. I am excited to be a part of this story with our clients and the pan-European Project Management and Building Consultancy team.

Global real estate advisor CBRE maintains the largest network of professional commercial real estate project managers worldwide. Its more than 9000 specialists, including 350+ LEED and BREEAM-certified professionals, oversaw over 52,000 projects with a total contract value of more than $124 billion worldwide in 2019.