|Key people||Tod Lickerman, Global Chief Executive Officer
John Forrester, Chief Executive EMEA
Richard Brooks, Chief Financial Officer EMEA
Henry Arundel, Chief Executive Southeast Asia/Australia & New Zealand
Vivienne Selzer, Chief Financial Officer Southeast Asia/Australia & New Zealand
Edward Cheung, Chief Executive North Asia
Sean Wang, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer North Asia
Adam Stanley, Global Chief Information Officer
|Products||Capital Markets/Investment Agency, Energy and Sustainability Services, Integrated Facilities Management, Investment, Fund and Asset Management, Leasing Agency and Brokerage, Market Research and Forecasting, Project Management and Building Consultancy, Property Management, Real Estate Consulting, Global Corporate Services and Valuation/Appraisal.|
DTZ is a global real estate adviser headquartered in Chicago, which operates in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and the Americas.
DTZ is now combined with UGL Services. UGL Services is a division of UGL Limited. DTZ provides corporate/occupier clients with services in investment agency, leasing agency, property and facilities management, project and building consultancy, valuation, and investment and asset management. The organisation has 26,000 permanent employees and 47,000 personnel including contractors, operating across 208 offices in 52 countries.
DTZ's history dates back to 1784 with the founding predecessor firm, Cheshire Gibson established in Birmingham, UK. A second predecessor firm, Debenham and Tewson is founded in Cheapside, London in 1853. A merger created Debenham, Tewson & Chinnocks in 1913. In 1987 Debenham, Tewson & Chinnocks Holdings plc floated on the London Stock Exchange.
A European joint venture with Jean Thouard of France and the Zadelhoff Group in Germany and the Netherlands created the DTZ brand in 1993; in the same year, a merger with Bernard Thorpe and Partners completed national coverage in the UK. Following an equity exchange with Asian partners, CY Leung and Co and Edmund Tie & Co, the DTZ brand was extended to Asia and the Holdings Company was renamed DTZ Holdings plc in 1999.
On 5 December 2011, UGL Limited completed the acquisition from Holdings of all the trading operations of the DTZ group on a going concern basis.
On 4 September 2012, DTZ/UGL Services was rebranded DTZ, a UGL company.
In August 2013, parent company UGL Limited announced an intention to demerge the property service and engineering businesses such that DTZ would become a standalone property services and real estate company. According to Business Spectator, the group will work towards separating its property business DTZ from its under-performing engineering business over 12 to 18 months.
Shortly after this announcement, UGL announced the appointment of Tod Lickerman as Chief Executive Officer of the property business rebranded DTZ, a UGL Company. Lickerman joined DTZ from Jones Lang LaSalle. Lickerman replaced former Division Head Robert Shibuya, surprising several in the industry due to Shibuya repuitation in the property services arena.  Lickerman has been in the sector for nearly 30 years, most recently as CEO of JLL's Corporate Solutions Americas division. He also worked for a company that is now a part of DTZ called Equis, which was acquired by UGL in 2006. Lickerman has M&A experience within the property services sector, including integration of LaSalle Partners and Jones Lang Wootton.
- Sibun, Jonathan (2011-12-05). "DTZ sold to Australia's UGL". London: telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
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