Two additions made to Cushman & Wakefield’s Scottish project management team
Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its project management team in Scotland with the appointments of Natasha Kravchuk and Neil Johnston.
Natasha, who joins as associate director, has an impressive track record in the industry and worked with Thomas & Adamson for more than 22 years in their London, UAE and Kiev offices.
While there she was involved in high profile projects including the Dutch Embassy and British Ambassador’s residences in Moscow and Kiev, the Etihad Airways First Class Lounge fit-out in Abu Dhabi, the Greenwich Millennium Village in London and the Jaguar Land Rover offices and research facility in Warwickshire.
Operating out of Cushman & Wakefield’s Edinburgh office, Natasha will be working on a number of high profile projects including a new manufacturing facility for an international engineering company and a head office building for a global communications giant.
Natasha, who speaks four languages, said: “Cushman & Wakefield has a fantastic global reputation and one of the big attractions for me is that as a business it’s so multi-faceted. There are lots of different disciplines which are all inter-connected and it is great to work alongside experts in investment and development, agency and transactions as you get a really comprehensive overview of any project.”
The move is a welcome return to Scotland for Natasha.
She added: “My husband is Scottish and his family live here so it’s great to be living and working here. I am looking forward to being involved in some truly world class new buildings and fit-outs.”
Project manager Neil Johnston, who lives in Gullane, joins from Turner & Townsend. Prior to that, he ran his own business for 12 years. He has a degree in Quantity Surveying from Edinburgh Napier University.
He said: “It’s a really exciting time to have joined Cushman & Wakefield as the economy starts to come back to life and with lots of ground-breaking new developments on the horizon.”
Stuart Dorward, managing partner for Cushman & Wakefield Scotland and head of project management UK, said: “It’s great to welcome Natasha and Neil to the team. Natasha has an extensive track record of project experience and leadership and her language skills and expertise in working on international projects will be hugely valuable.
“Neil’s entrepreneurial acumen, work ethic and understanding of construction projects will also be key as we ramp up activity with lots of exciting new projects as we come out of the pandemic.”