Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield

About: Cushman & Wakefield is a commercial real estate firm. Cushman & Wakefield specializes as a leasing and investment-sales broker and provides real estate financial and property management services.

Headquartered in Chicago
Founded in: 1917.
Lead by: CEO Brett White; President John Forrester; CFO Duncan Palmer

Cushman & Wakefield Q&A

Where does Cushman & Wakefield operate?
Headquartered in Chicago, Cushman & Wakefield is an international company, with hundreds of offices in 70 countries. They manage 3.6 billion square feet of real estate across these offices.
What does Cushman & Wakefield do?
Cushman & Wakefield offers a variety of real estate services, including agency leasing, asset and investment management, facilities and development services, and more. Its clients have included the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Brookfield Properties, the Trump Organization, Tishman Speyer, Boston Properties, Morgan Stanley, SL Green Realty and the Blackstone Group.
Who owns Cushman & Wakefield?
Cushman & Wakefield is majority-owned by TPG Capital, a private equity firm, which purchased Cushman & Wakefield along with DTZ and Cassidy Turley in 2015. In 2018 it debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, although TPG retained its controlling stake.
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Rich Barton, Howard Lorber, Jay Hennick, Brett White

Real estate firms are raising billions in debt and equity. Here’s why

As the economy starts to re-open, real estate players are hungry for cash. On Tuesday, CoStar said it would...

Real estate firms are raising billions in debt and equity. Here’s why
Clockwise from top left: Vornado's Steven Roth, Newmark Knight Frank's Barry Gosin, Redfin's Glenn Kelman, SL Green's Marc Holliday, Marriott's Arne Sorenson, Zillow's Richard Barton, Realogy's Ryan Schneider, and Cushman's Brett White

A real estate earnings call season for the ages

UPDATED: May 14, 12:45 p.m.: After the roadshow, there are few theatrical moments in the life of a publicly...

A real estate earnings call season for the ages
Cushman & Wakefield's Brett White (Credit: iStock)

Cushman’s income drops 70% in Q1

Cushman & Wakefield reported net income of nearly $7 million in the first quarter of 2020, down 70 percent from the same time last year. Revenue remained relatively flat at just shy of $1.9...

Cushman’s income drops 70% in Q1
He sold the Willis Tower and the GM Building. But can Doug Harmon sell the Mountain?

He sold the Willis Tower and the GM Building. But can Doug Harmon sell the Mountain?

Top New York City investment-sales broker Doug Harmon snagged himself an assignment unlike any he’s had before — selling...

He sold the Willis Tower and the GM Building. But can Doug Harmon sell the Mountain?
Pandemic pay cuts: Analysis shows real estate CEOs aren’t giving up much

Pandemic pay cuts: Analysis shows real estate CEOs aren’t giving up much

Marriott International’s business was already down 75 percent by March 19, when the hotel chain’s CEO Arne Sorenson posted...

Pandemic pay cuts: Analysis shows real estate CEOs aren’t giving up much
Cushman & Wakefield CEO Brett White

Cushman’s Brett White taking 25% salary cut

The growing list of real estate executives taking pay cuts amid the pandemic now includes Cushman & Wakefield CEO...

Cushman’s Brett White taking 25% salary cut
Cushman & Wakefield Netherlands’ head Jeroen Lokerse

Cushman & Wakefield already has a social distancing office concept in development

Cushman & Wakefield’s Netherlands branch has drawn up a workplace concept meant to maintain the social distancing measures that...

Cushman & Wakefield already has a social distancing office concept in development
Brett White, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield (Credit: iStock; Cushman & Wakefield)

Cushman & Wakefield lays off employees, but won’t say how many

 Cushman & Wakefield has made layoffs across the country as the company reorganizes, sources said. In a statement, the...

Cushman & Wakefield lays off employees, but won’t say how many
Fears of coronavirus have led some of the world’s most prominent commercial real estate companies to pull out of the MIPIM conference in Cannes, France. (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Coronavirus exodus: CRE bigwigs ditch MIPIM

UPDATED, Feb. 28, 2:17 p.m.: Fears of the rapidly spreading coronavirus have caused some of the world’s most prominent commercial real estate companies to pull out of a major commercial real estate conference in...

Coronavirus exodus: CRE bigwigs ditch MIPIM
Time Out Market at 916 West Fulton Market and Revival Food Hall at 125 S. Clark Street 

Does Chicago still have an appetite for food halls?

Remember the cupcake craze? Or when doughnuts had their major moment in Chicago? Shops popped up all around the...

Does Chicago still have an appetite for food halls?
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