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What began as a small family business in New York more than 100 years ago, is now a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Our iconic brand and approximately 53,000 people operate across approximately 400 offices in 60 countries. And from Silver Court in Shanghai to the Sears Tower in Chicago to all that comes next, our clients are at the center of all we do.

Major Milestones in Time

  • 1784
    Chesshire Gibson
    DTZ founding predecessor firm, Chesshire Gibson, established in Birmingham, UK.
  • 1853
    Debenham and Tewson

    Beginnings in London with the second predecessor, Debenham and Tewson

  • 1917
    Cushman & Wakefield, Inc
    Cushman & Wakefield incorporated in New York
  • 1926

    Cushman & Wakefield opens rental office in General Motors building

  • 1926

    Cushman & Wakefield wins 'Most Ingenious Deal of Year' for sale of the land for the United Nations project

  • 1969

    Media conglomerate RCA Corp. acquires Cushman & Wakefield

  • 1969
    Cushman & Wakefield project developer of Chicago's Sears Tower
  • 1987

    Listed on London Stock Exchange as Debenham, Tewson & Chinnocks (DTZ)

  • 1989

    Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd, one of the world’s largest real estate companies, becomes The Rockefeller Group’s majority shareholder

  • 1990
    Presence in Europe
    European presence established through Healey & Baker
  • 1993
    DTZ brand established

    European joint ventures with Jean Thouard of France and the Zadelhoff Group in Germany and the Netherlands, creates the DTZ brand

  • 1994

    Cushman & Wakefield establishes worldwide partnerships with major real estate firms in the Americas, Europe, Asia

  • 1999

    DTZ extends into Asia with partners CY Leung & Co in China and Edmund Tie & Co in Singapore

  • 2001
    Cushman Realty Corporation acquired

    Cushman & Wakefield acquires Cushman Realty Corporation (CRC), bolstering its presence on the West Coast and Southwest United States, bringing CRC founders John C. Cushman III and Louis B. Cushman back to the firm founded by their grandfather, J. Clydesdale Cushman and great-uncle, Bernard Wakefield

  • 2004 - 2008

    Global expansion through acquisition and the opening of DTZ offices across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas

  • 2005

    Cushman & Wakefield acquires Russian firm Stiles & Riabokobylko, Canada’s Royal LePage and Semco Johnson Controls

  • 2007
    IFIL (now known as EXOR) acquires majority stake in Cushman & Wakefield
  • 2011

    Australian engineering firm UGL acquires DTZ which is integrated with their existing property services operations across the globe under the DTZ brand

  • 2015
    Cushman & Wakefield merges with DTZ
    TPG Consortium purchases US commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley, adding 4,000 employees
  • 2017
    Cushman & Wakefield celebrates 100 years
    The Cushman & Wakefield brand celebrates 100 years of turning our clients’ ideas into action
  • 2018
    Cushman & Wakefield listed as a public company
    Cushman & Wakefield (CWK) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

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Environment, Social & Governance
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Diversiteit, Gelijkheid & Inclusie
Met ons internationale netwerk van talentvolle mensen is voor ons inclusiviteit meer dan een mentaliteit. Het is een voordeel dat onze ruim 52.000 medewerkers elke dag opnieuw omarmen, koesteren en naleven.
De beste leiders herken je aan hun eigenschap om naar iedereen te luisteren, open te staan voor het verkennen van nieuwe wegen en aan het feit dat ze werken bij Cushman & Wakefield. Werk je met ons samen dan werk je met leiders die in alles jou en jouw ambities voorop stellen. 
Wij maken gebruik van alle mogelijkheden die onze internationale organisatie op het gebied van commercieel vastgoed ons biedt, voor onze klanten én onze mensen. Omdat wij geloven dat het leven is wat je erin stopt.
Onze reputatie waarderen we het meest, wat niet wegneemt dat we ook ontzettend trots zijn op de erkenning die we hebben mogen ontvangen voor onze mensen en de impact die wij samen met onze klanten realiseren.

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