David Hatcher talks to 12 small agencies that broke away from the “corporate beast” in the depths of the property crash.
“But setting up on your own can enable you to spread your wings and expand your experience when there is a lack of opportunity within larger firms. This was the situation for Craig Fisher, who left Cushman & Wakefield’s south team in 2008 to set up retail specialist firm CF Commercial.
Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Cushman & Wakefield. The experience was invaluable and I worked with a great team, but working for a company that size you get pigeonholed. It’s just how it goes,” he says.