Howard is the owner and Director of CORE Consult, a small consultancy that specialises in all aspects of Corporate Real Estate, and he has over 30 years’ professional experience in both consultancy and client roles.
Howard's background is primarily as a consultant but also as a client. His experience includes acquisitions; asset management; disposals; restructuring; litigation management; and portfolio management strategies. A major focus has been on lease liabilities arising from occupiers no longer requiring space and the mitigation of both cost and risk. Recent clients include the Institute of Engineering & Technology, Santander, William Morrisons, Whitbread, and B&Q.
Previously he has taught at University College, London, CASS Business School, Oxford Brookes University and the University College of Estate Management. In September 2021, Howard received his PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology.
- BSc in Geography
- Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor
- Fellow of Chartered Management Institute
- PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology
Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2021a). Lifting the lid on the black box of Corporate Real Estate decision-making; dealing with surplus property Journal of European Real Estate Research 14:1 100-119
Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2021b). Inhibitors and facilitators of Corporate Real Estate dynamic alignment Journal of European Real Estate Research Published on Emerald Insight 23 May 2021 DOI 10.1108/JERER-08-2020-0048
Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2019a). Adjustment of Corporate Real Estate During a Period of Significant Business Change International Journal of Strategic Property Management 23.3: 171-186
Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2019b). Is the much-discussed agility of Corporate Real estate visible in Practice? An Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Business Metrics and Surplus Property International Journal of Strategic Property Management 23.4: 227-243
Harris, R. & Cooke H. (2014) ‘Is Corporate Real Estate at a Crossroads?’ Journal of Corporate Real16.4: 275-289
Cooke, H. & Woodhead, S. (2008) ‘Break Strategy – The Key to Breaking Out.’ Journal of Corporate Real 10.1: 110-120
Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2019) An Investigation of the operation of CRE Decision Making ERES Annual Summit Paris
Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2017) Adjustment of Corporate Real Estate During a Period of Significant Business Change ERES Annual Summit Delft
Cooke, H. (2014) ‘The Scale of Commitment to CRE.’ Paper presented at the ERES Annual Summit 2014 Bucharest
Cooke, H. & Woodhead, S. (2007) ‘Corporate Occupiers’ Handbook.’ Originally published by Estates Gazette and now CORE Consult
Cooke, H. (2004) ‘FRS12: Guidance on implementation for corporate real estate managers.’ Journal of Corporate Real Estate 6.4 Sept 2004: 309–324.
Cooke, H. (2003) ‘The Reluctant Landlord scenario’. Journal of Corporate Real Estate 5.2 Apr 2003: 165–172.
Cooke, H. (2002) ‘Survival strategies for corporate real estate in uncertain times’ Journal of Corporate Real Estate 4.4 Sept 2002: 365–374.
Real Estate Asset Management
This module explores both practical and strategic aspects of real estate management for commercial property, focussing on asset and property management. It is considered from the perspective of both investors...
Strategic Management of Corporate Real Estate
The module aims to provide the student with an understanding of the role, responsibilities and skills required of the CRE asset manager and a critical appreciation of the diversity and...
- Corporate Real Estate
- Lease Restructuring
- Asset Management