Creates one of the largest commercial real estate services firms in the world
CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2015 – The new Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced today the successful completion on September 1 of the merger between Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ.
The new Cushman & Wakefield draws on the best of both legacy organizations to create one of the world’s largest real estate services firms, with a combined total of $5 billion in revenue, 43,000 employees, more than 4.3 billion square feet under management, and $191 billion in transaction value. Cushman & Wakefield will be led by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brett White and Global President Tod Lickerman. Cushman & Wakefield is owned by an investor group composed of TPG, PAG, and OTPP.
“This is a game-changing event in commercial real estate,” said Mr. White. “Both legacy firms had been aggressively growing their respective platforms and deepening their reach into the market with new acquisitions and talent. Now we have the opportunity to see these ambitions come together – capturing the momentum in the market and clearly claiming our position at the top of the industry.”
Cushman & Wakefield now operates in more than 60 countries around the world and is well positioned in every major market for continued growth. The new Cushman & Wakefield is a top-tier global commercial real estate services provider in every service line and every major geography in the world. With a tenacious, entrepreneurial, and client-centric culture of highly skilled people behind both firms, the new company will be able to tap into greater resources worldwide to ultimately deliver superior results for clients.
Mr. Lickerman said, “The completion of the merger is a historic leap forward, but it isn’t the end of our journey. Today is an important milestone that propels us into a future rich with opportunity for our clients, our people, and our company.”
“The formation of the new Cushman & Wakefield is the next chapter in the most exciting growth story in the real estate industry,” said David Bonderman, TPG Founding Partner. “TPG is excited to partner with Brett and his management team as they continue to grow the business.”
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