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Cushman & Wakefield deliver integrated solutions to landlords, tenants and investors at each stage of the real estate & commercial property process. Our commitment to quality, our diligent attention to our client's individual needs, and the level of service we offer bring us accolades and commendations from across the globe. Vision To be the world's preferred real estate firm, providing the most creative and innovative services on a consistent basis, to drive meaningful value to our clients. To be the best at what we do. Mission To mobilize and deliver our vast knowledge, resources and talent throughout the world on behalf of our clients, and to enable them to make the most informed real estate decisions.
Cushman & Wakefield was founded in New York, N.Y., on October 31, 1917, by brothers-in-law J. Clydesdale Cushman and Bernard Wakefield. Expanding first throughout the United States and then globally, today Cushman & Wakefield has 250 offices in 60 countries with more than 16,000 talented professionals who deliver quality services to its diversified global client base. Our history reflects our commitment to serving our clients and our continuous efforts to evolve in response to our clients’ needs.
1820 Healey & Baker, Cushman & Wakefield’s future European operation, is started in London by George Healey, who took building leases on Crown lands to the east and north of Regents Park at the time when Regents Street was being built.
1860 George Healey’s son, Alfred, becomes a partner in the firm, and the company greatly expands its activities in London, in particular the Bayswater Road area.
1910 George Henry Baker joins Healey’s firm. Bernard Wakefield arrives in the United States from England, where since the age of 21 he had been managing a real estate office.
1917 Cushman & Wakefield is incorporated in New York by J. Clydesdale Cushman and Bernard Wakefield.
1920 George Henry Baker becomes a partner and the firm becomes known as Healey & Baker, focusing on commercial property.
1930’s-1940’s Cushman & Wakefield becomes a market leader in all real estate services throughout the regional New York area. 1974 Healey & Baker the Netherlands was founded and based in Amsterdam.
1976 RCA Corp. sold its stake to The Rockefeller Group.
In 1989, The Rockefeller Group further strengthened its position in commercial real estate when Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest real estate companies, became its majority shareholder.
1990 Presence in Europe established through the acquisition of Healey & Baker.
1994 C&W worldwide partnership is established with major real estate services firms in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America, Mexico, and Canada.
2006 Cushman & Wakefield establishes its own office in Romania, Central Europe’s second biggest market after Poland. Cushman & Wakefield purchases Cushman & Wakefield Mexico. 2007 IFIL (now known as EXOR), the investment group of the Agnelli family, one of Europe's leading entrepreneurial families, listed on the Italian stock exchange , acquires an approximately 70 percent stake in Cushman & Wakefield becoming the firm’s majority shareholder. Cushman & Wakefield management and employees retained the balance of shares, creating strong alignment. Cushman & Wakefield is named the exclusive leasing agent for One World Trade Center by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Cushman & Wakefield celebrates its 90th anniversary.
2009 Jan-Willem Bastijn becomess Managing Partner of C&W in the Netherlands.
2010 Glenn Rufrano named President & CEO.
2011 Cushman & Wakefield establishes in Rotterdam Cushman & Wakefield acquires full ownership of Corporate Occupier Solutions (COS), Ltd. , formerly a joint venture between Cushman & Wakefield and EC Harris to provide integrated facility, project, transaction, and asset management services to corporate real estate client across EMEA. The firm has 253 offices in 60 countries, and 15,000 employees.
At Cushman & Wakefield, we define our culture as our behavior amongst ourselves and our clients. Our Vision drives all that we do and our Values guide our behavior in all of our business dealings. Our clients, our core competencies, and the ability of our people to deliver those core competencies make up our brand, and we approach business with a discipline, consistency, simplicity and transparency that is unique and is what differentiates C&W. The advent of the new world economy changed the way people interact, changed business, and changed real estate. Cushman & Wakefield responded by aligning our geographies, services, talent, and processes to deliver meaningful value to our clients. Throughout it all, we have remained true to our philosophy which guides everything we do – our clients come first. We are defined by our clients – we strive to align ourselves with our clients’ needs each and every day.
We aim to be a market-leading property firm which provides outstanding client service through the quality of our people. Therefore, it is critical that we inspire our people to be the best of the best; this is achieved by creating a distinctive and diverse workplace, an environment for them to work and to have an inclusive culture that is woven into everything that we do. To achieve this, we aim to ensure that all employees, job applicants, clients and customers are treated fairly regardless of gender, marital or family status, colour, race, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, medical status or religion. The promotion of equality and diversity will be pursued through all of our processes, including recruitment and selection procedures, training, career development as well as through all other aspects of the Cushman & Wakefield business. The main consideration for any appointment is evidence that a candidate will be able to achieve and fulfil their potential in an environment that is diverse and inclusive.