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Howard Cooke

Visiting Fellow

Howard Cooke

Location

Whiteknights, University of Reading

Profile

Howard is the owner and Director of CORE Consult, a small consultancy that specialises in all aspects of Corporate Real Estate and has over 30 years’ professional experience in both management and consultancy roles.

His experience includes acquisitions; asset management; disposals; restructuring; litigation management; and portfolio management strategies. A major focus has been on lease liabilities arising from surplus property for corporate occupiers to mitigate their cost and risk that arises from unwanted leases. Recent clients include Institute of Engineering & Technology, Santander, William Morrisons, Whitbread and B&Q.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Geography
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Specialisms

Corporate Real Estate; Lease Restructuring

Key Publications

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 Real Estate 16.4: 275-289

Cooke, H. & Woodhead, S. (2008) ‘Break Strategy – The Key to Breaking Out.’ Journal of Corporate Real Estate 10.1: 110-120

Publications

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 2007.

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.