Cushman & Wakefield

Global Real Estate Services Firm




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Fueled by ideas, expertise and dedication across borders and beyond service lines, Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm, creates real estate solutions to prepare its clients for what’s next in today’s ever-evolving marketplace. The company is confidently global and expertly local in every facet of commercial real estate.

Creating Meaningful Value

The forward-thinking company has approximately 51,000 employees in 400 offices and 70 countries. Within each of those offices, the purpose remains the same – to do work that creates meaningful value for its clients, the communities it serves and far beyond, as well as the company, its people and shareholders. Increased business complexities will continue to generate fresh opportunities for innovations and new ideas to increase clients’ productivity today and position them for the future.

At Cushman & Wakefield, exceeding clients’ expectations is the goal; setting the standard for the best practices across the globe, and here in New Jersey, is the result. The firm has annual revenue of more than $8 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management; leasing; capital markets; valuation and advisory services.

Where it All Began

The company was founded in New York in 1917. Expanding first throughout the United States and then globally, Cushman & Wakefield today has offices across the world, including more than 200 employees based in three New Jersey offices (East Rutherford, Morristown and Iselin).

From its earliest days, team members understood that every touch point with a client is an opportunity to deliver an exceptional experience and put them at the center of what’s next. Cushman & Wakefield takes great pride in its diverse and inclusive culture, which is one of mutual respect and support.

Notable recent recognitions include being named to both Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” and “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” 2019 lists, and “Best for Vets Employers 2019” by Military Times, as well as recognition as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and a 100 percent on the “Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index 2019.”

Without surprise, global trends are changing the way commercial real estate is leveraged in business today. Clients of Cushman & Wakefield know they can depend on its global size and scale paired with local expertise, comprehensive suite of services, fully integrated technology platform, industry-leading capabilities and leadership across major markets of the world.

As global technology rapidly changes, the demand for data center space – on global and local scales – is increasing at an accelerated rate. Drawing on its deep market expertise, Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Data Center Advisory Group (GDCAG) leads the way in providing innovative solutions, thought leadership, and real estate services to occupiers, landlords, investors and operators.

At the Forefront of the Industry and Right Here in New Jersey

Established in 1996, Cushman & Wakefield’s GDCAG was the first of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. The group’s specialists average 40 years of real estate experience and 30 years of data center expertise, including work on colocation facilities, powered shells, Business Continuity Seating, trading floors, cloud services, edge computing, latency sensitive operations and network operations centers.

Sean Brady, who serves as the group’s managing director, was one of the founding members of Cushman & Wakefield’s GDCAG and over the past three decades, has consistently serviced clients in this specialized sector in New Jersey and on a national basis.

The cohesive GDCAG team operates on a foundation of shared expertise, mutual respect and support.Cushman & Wakefield’s GDCAG serves clients of all sizes and industries in the New Jersey/New York area and around the globe, understanding that every client requirement is unique.

Its multi-disciplined team has the experience to develop long-term strategies grounded in a balance of flexibility, risk management, cost reduction, corporate goal fulfillment, and infrastructure quality.

An All-Encompassing Edge

Clients rely on the GDCAG’s expertise, innovative thinking and responsiveness to help guide them through this rapidly-changing industry. Scalability, reliability and security are always the focus, but the costs are substantially high in this sector, making the right financial decisions crucial.

The team lends added value through its understanding of global dynamics and their impact on local markets.Its comprehensive suite of services includes global strategy development, site selection, strategic asset analysis, portfolio optimization, transaction services, business continuity, landlord/provider representation, project and development services, valuation and advisory services, as well as capital markets services, including sale-lease-backs, investment sales, equity placement and structured financing.

And its due diligence covers it all for clients, including the relationship and proximity of locations to surrounding development and infrastructure, security risks, demographic profiles of surrounding communities, access to low-cost power supply, and the proximity of potentially hazardous facilities and/or land features, and the region’s transportation infrastructure.

A leading global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield is known for delivering exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners, always readying clients for what’s next. The company has approximately 51,000 employees in 400 offices and 70 countries.

Cushman & Wakefield has annual revenues of more than $8 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and advisory services.

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