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David Castles

National Director and Head of Commercial Valuations

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+61 2 9474 3887
+61 411 129 100

Professional Expertise

David commenced his career as a valuer in 1993 and after several years with other leading valuations practices, he is now National Director of Cushman & Wakefield.

David’s experience over the last 25 years has encompassed the provision of valuation, consultancy, rental and acquisition advice across a range of property types within the Sydney Metropolitan Area, with a specialist focus over the last 15 years on commercial assets (both CBD and suburban) and commercial development.

Clients include a range of A-REITS, property trusts, syndicates, developers and private investors. He has also been involved in all aspects of valuation team management, business development, strategy and co-ordination of valuation instructions and the management of property portfolio valuation assignments across a range of sectors.

David has been involved with the valuation of some of the largest commercial acquisitions and developments in Australia with this role involving the provision of extensive pre-acquisition advice.

David is actively involved with the Australian Property Institute (API), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has sat on various committees and executives.

Recent Examples & Experience

CBD

  • International Towers, Barangaroo, Sydney
  • 126 Phillip Street, Sydney
  • Grosvenor Place, Sydney
  • MLC Centre, Sydney
  • Governor Phillip & Governor Macquarie Towers, Sydney
  • 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  • Westpac Place, Kent Street, Sydney
  • 2 Park Street, Sydney
  • 1 Martin Place, Sydney
  • 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
  • 420 George Street, Sydney
  • NAB House, 255 George Street, Sydney
  • Goldfields House, Alfred Street, Sydney
  • 135 King Street, Sydney
  • 1 Market Street, Sydney
  • 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
  • Maritime Trade Towers, Sydney
  • A range of smaller major commercial strata projects.

Metropolitan

  • Woolworths HQ, Norwest
  • 1 Charles Street, Parramatta (Police Headquarters)
  • QANTAS Headquarters, Mascot
  • ATO Building, Penrith
  • ATO Building, Hurstville
  • Telstra Towers, Burwood

Projects

  • Quay Quarter Tower
  • 60 Martin Place
  • 333 George Street
  • 151 Clarence Street
  • International Towers, Barangaroo
  • 1 Bligh Street, Sydney
  • 420 George Street / MidCity Centre, Sydney
  • 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  • 5 Martin Place, Sydney

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Land Econ)
  • Fellow of the Australian Property Institute
  • Certified Practising Valuer
  • Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)