Cushman & Wakefield

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Cushman & Wakefield is a privately held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917 by John Clydesdale Cushman and Bernard Wakefield, the firm now owns 250 offices in 60 countries and 16,000 employees.[1] The firm is headquartered in the 1290 Avenue of the Americas building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[2]


The firm represents a diverse customer base ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, fully‐integrated on a global basis, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting, appraisal and property tax services.

In 2007, IFIL Group (now Exor), the investment arm of the Agnelli family, acquired a 71.5 percent stake in Cushman & Wakefield, replacing the Rockefeller Group as majority shareholder of the firm.[3]

On December 16, 2013, Ed Forst was appointed President and CEO of the company.[4] John Elkann is chairman of the board.[5]

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  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Office Locations". Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "[1]." Cushman & Wakefield. Retrieved on May 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Cushman & Wakefield Names Edward Forst Chief Executive". 
  5. ^ "[2]."

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