The path to being the largest commercial only real estate services company in Atlantic Canada began with the incorporation of Advance Leasing Inc. In 1985. The affiliation with Cushman’s Canadian predecessor, Royal LePage Commercial, occurred in 1996, making Cushman & Wakefield Atlantic the longest tenured Alliance partner in North America.
The 2011 ownership transition to the current leadership allows for direct alignment of resources toward client and advisor objectives, and organic growth for the benefit of our beloved Atlantic region.
Our firm prides itself on the quality of our talent, and their diversity of practices, personalities, and experiences, in both this industry, and others before it. While our services are available in some of our markets by other firms, we truly believe that our coverage, and our way of doing business sets us apart.
As the firm approaches its 100th birthday, the scope and quality of services provided by Cushman & Wakefield has never been greater. We are certain that this growth would put a smile on the faces of by brothers-in-law J. Clydesdale Cushman and Bernard Wakefield, who founded the firm in New York late in 1917.
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. The firm has more than $5.5 billion in assets under management through its wholly‐owned subsidiary Cushman & Wakefield Investors.
In 2007, Exor replaced the Rockefeller Group as majority shareholder of the firm.
With the appointment of Edward Forst as CEO in late 2013, the firm is preparing for yet another elevation in offerings.