Brett White has served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield since 2015. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Brett had a 28-year career with CBRE, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2012 and President from 2001 to 2005. He was also a member of CBRE’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2013.
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Edison International and Southern California Edison. Previously, he served as a trustee of the University of San Francisco and as a member of the board of directors for Realogy Holdings Corporation and Mossimo, Inc. Brett holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.Close
Duncan Palmer joined the firm as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2014. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Duncan served as Group Finance Director of RELX Group plc, a leading provider of professional information solutions to the science, medical, legal, risk management and business-to-business sectors and its parent companies.
Prior to his role at RELX, Duncan was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Owens Corning, Inc., which markets building materials and composite systems. Duncan previously spent 20 years with Royal Dutch/Shell Group, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the U.K., the Netherlands and the U.S., including Vice President, Upstream Commercial Finance, for Shell International Exploration and Production BV and Vice President, Finance, Global Lubricants, for the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies.
Duncan has served on the board of directors of Oshkosh Corporation since 2011. He holds an M.A. from Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the (U.K.) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.Close
Based in Chicago, General Counsel Brett Soloway oversees Cushman & Wakefield’s global legal matters and has served in such capacity since 2014. Brett plays a critical role in developing and implementing governance and risk management practices for the company. He is responsible for developing and leading corporate legal strategy and providing counsel on a wide range of areas, including regulatory compliance, transactions, risk management, employment law and litigation.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Brett led a team for The Home Depot, Inc. that was responsible for all legal matters relating to new store and distribution center development, operations, and property management activities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China and India. Earlier in his career, Brett served as Vice President and General Counsel for Red Seal Development, Inc., and practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis and Rudnick & Wolfe. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Illinois.Close
Adam Stanley provides strategic and operational direction for Cushman & Wakefield’s client facing and colleague technology systems and infrastructure across all business lines and markets. As Global CIO and Chief Digital Officer, and a member of the Global Managing Board, he advocates for the best solutions for the best clients, supported by the best talent.
Drawing on his more than 20 years of industry experience, Adam is a change agent with proven success driving growth, performance, talent retention and innovation. Under Adam’s leadership, Cushman & Wakefield (formerly DTZ) was named to the CIO100 for 2018, 2016 and 2015 by CIO Magazine. Adam has also been honored as one of Chicago Tech 50, Infoworld Premier 100 Leader, Huffington Post’s Most Social CIOs, and the InfoWorld CTO 25.
Prior to joining the firm, Adam served as Technology and Security Services Director for Aviva PLC, a FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 insurer and asset manager and the world's sixth largest insurer. Adam’s numerous global and U.S. leadership roles have also included serving as the Global Chief Technology Officer of Aon, a global provider of risk management, insurance, and reinsurance brokerage. He spent nearly 10 years with Deloitte Consulting.
Adam is active in the startup PropTech community and serves as mentor or advisor to multiple accelerators while serving on the Board of Directors of CEC/1871, one of America’s top incubators. He is deeply involved in the civic and charitable community and in addition to Board roles, provides pro-bono technology, operations, and organizational strategy advisory services to non-profit organizations.Close
As Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, Colin Wilson is responsible for strategic growth in the EMEA region. Prior to this role, Colin was Head of UK & Ireland and has served on the European Executive Committee since 2015.
Colin joined DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield) in 1996 and was appointed a Director in 1998. Active in the Central London investment market since 1988, he has advised major investors and developers on some of the UK capital’s most iconic schemes.
Colin also ran the Central London investment team from 2002 to 2012 and was National Coordinator for Investment Agency between 2004 and 2009. He served on the UK Board between 2005 and 2008 before his appointment as Head of UK & Ireland in February 2012.
A member of the RICS Governing Council between 2013 and 2017, he also launched Inspire, Cushman & Wakefield’s UK diversity and inclusion initiative, in 2016.Close
As Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, Edward leads Cushman & Wakefield’s operations in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He also acts as Chairman of the firm’s board of directors in the APAC region. Edward maintains client relationships and provides consulting services, while also overseeing strategic planning for Greater China.
Edward has 28 years of real estate experience—22 of which were spent with DTZ or C.Y. Leung & Co., a firm that became part of DTZ in 1999. DTZ’s China presence expanded significantly under his direction and was considered the industry market leader at the time of the Cushman & Wakefield merger.
Edward earned a BS in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of East Anglia, UK. He is a member of the Hong Kong-Macao Committee, Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai member of the Shanghai Huangpu District’s Standing Committee of China People’s Political Consultative Conference, and Shanghai representative to the China People's Political Consultative Conference.Close
Paul Bedborough leads C&W Services, a facilities services business that delivers expert management solutions and coordinated local execution across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. An industry veteran with over 20 years’ executive experience, Paul has lead a comprehensive re-positioning of C&W Services through investment in the company’s people, resources and programs that support the constant need for innovation and continuous improvement in service delivery and brand.
His passion for raising the value of the facilities industry for its clients and employees has driven the company’s achievement of milestones in safety, client retention, and employee engagement. Most recently, C&W Services was honored by the National Safety Council with the 2017 Culture of Safety Award.
Under Paul’s leadership, C&W Services has proactively pursued programs to help address the labor gap in skilled tradespeople, which threatens the healthy future of the facilities industry. His five-year commitment to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative was the first and largest in the industry, and earned C&W Services the Foundation’s Trustees Award in 2016. In 2017, C&W Services further addressed industry labor issues through an expanded program to recruit and support veterans, an apprenticeship program and a pilot program in community outreach to chronically underemployed young adults. Employee engagement programs include introducing a Spot Awards program for all employees and highlighting 100 services stories per year on the C&W Services website, social media, advertising and the firm’s presence at industry events.
Paul joined C&W Services from Johnson Controls where he served as VP of Global Operations, Americas, Global WorkPlace Solutions. In this role, Paul drove operational excellence, improving customer satisfaction and increasing profitability across 12 countries and 7,000 locations. Previously, he was responsible for developing and implementing the global facilities management operating platform of programs in the areas of safety, critical environments, continuous improvement, facilities workflow and offshore knowledge centers.
Earlier in his career, Paul served as Vice President and General Manager of Global WorkPlace Solutions’ facility management US business. He has been based in the US since 2003, having previously served as Director of Operations for the company in the UK.
He earned his MBA at the University of Leicester, UK, and is a member of CoreNet and IFMA.Close
Cushman and Wakefield’s President John Forrester provides direct operational and managerial oversight of the firm’s three global regions, Americas, APAC, and EMEA as well as our Capital Markets, Occupier Services and Investment Management business lines. John is a recent Past President of the British Council for Offices.
Prior to becoming Global President, John was Chief Executive, EMEA, a role he previously held at DTZ before the merger with Cushman & Wakefield. Previously, John was Group Chief Executive of DTZ Holdings plc and led the formal sale process to UGL in 2011. He joined the DTZ Group in September 1988 and became a Director in 1992.
John specializes in the development, design and leasing of large commercial projects together with strategic advice to major corporate occupiers. John has extensive knowledge of global real estate markets and strategies, and is a trusted advisor to many substantial leading global organizations and property investors.
He is a trustee of the Geffrye Museum. John holds a B.S. in Urban Estate Surveying and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Close
Michelle Hay is Chief Human Resources Officer at Cushman & Wakefield and has served in such capacity since 2017. In this role, Michelle partners with regional heads of HR to drive strategy on core functions, including talent management, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, and HR operations.
Michelle brings extensive experience in developing and leading the implementation of strategic initiatives. Prior to her expanded global role, Michelle served as Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief HR Officer of the Americas where she played a key role in driving the development and implementation of new and innovative HR programs across the firm.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Michelle served as Head of HR for the Americas at A.T. Kearney. She also previously served as Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Heitman LLC, and previously held HR consulting positions with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Cap Gemini and Capital H Group. She holds a B.S. in psychology from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Close
As Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning, Nathaniel Robinson is responsible for shaping Cushman & Wakefield’s broader business strategy, overseeing the efficient allocation of investment capital across the company and driving the analysis needed to make major operational, financial and strategic decisions.
Nathaniel joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2016 to help build the firm’s strategic investment and M&A capabilities. Prior to joining, he was an Investment Partner at Virgo Capital, where he focused on making new platform investments and developing strategic initiatives for the firm’s portfolio companies.
Prior to Virgo Capital, he worked in Morgan Stanley's Global Technology Group, advising leading software and internet companies on acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Nathaniel is also a co-founder and former chairman of PhillyCarShare, which was acquired by Enterprise Holdings in 2011. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Dartmouth College, an MPP from Harvard University, and B.S. in finance and accounting from Drexel University.Close
As Chief Executive Officer, Americas, Shawn Mobley is responsible for leading the Americas region, including all geographic markets, service lines and businesses (including Brokerage, Capital Markets, PDS, Asset Services and Valuations & Advisory). Shawn’s focus is bringing together the best professionals in the industry to win and service clients at the highest level.
Prior to being CEO, Americas, Shawn was Cushman & Wakefield’s East Region President, managing operations in the Eastern part of the U.S. and Canada.
Shawn joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2011 as EVP and Market Leader for the Chicago area, later overseeing the Central Region. He formed the firm’s Investor Services Group in 2014 (comprised of Capital Markets, Agency Leasing and Asset/Property Management) in an effort to provide fully integrated solutions for key investor clients and offer thought leadership for their portfolios. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Shawn was President of Brokerage Services at Grubb & Ellis.Close
As Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Matthew is responsible for leading Cushman & Wakefield’s Asia Pacific region, which consists of 7,000 employees in more than 70 offices across 11 countries, serving occupier and investor clients.
An Australian native, Matthew brings more than 20 years of experience from a variety of industries, including real estate, financial services, professional services, engineering & construction, and mining services. He has worked for large global and multinational firms such as DTZ, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aviva, Orica, Leighton and UGL. Over the course of his career, Matthew has lived and worked in a number of different locations including Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Sydney and Chicago.
Prior to becoming CEO of APAC, Matthew served as Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Chief Administrative Officer, and as Global Chief HR & Strategy Officer at DTZ before the company’s merger with Cushman & Wakefield.Close
Steve Quick, Chief Executive of Global Occupier Services (GOS), joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2013 with nearly 25 years of industry leadership experience. Steve oversees the company’s global platform for occupier clients including major corporations, institutions and governmental agencies.
Steve is responsible for core Cushman & Wakefield service lines through GOS, including portfolio planning, transactions and project and facility management for many of the world’s leading corporations. The former Executive Managing Director of Global Corporate Services at CBRE, Steve has also held executive positions at Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions, where he was VP and General Manager of EMEA GWS operations.
A licensed CPA, Steve earned his MBA in Finance and Management from the University of South Florida and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business at Illinois State University. He serves on the CoreNet Global Board of Directors and is the CoreNet Global Treasurer. He is a longstanding member of the AICPA.Close
Chairman, EMEA and Chief Executive, Capital Markets and Investor Services, Americas Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano is Cushman & Wakefield's Chairman, EMEA, and Chief Executive, Global Capital Markets & Investor Services. Based in London, he is responsible for driving all business and client activities in EMEA, Asia Pacific and South America.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2011, Carlo served as Chief Executive Officer of EXOR, based in Turin, Italy. EXOR is one of the leading European investment firms, majority-owned by the Agnelli family, and has a Net Asset Value in excess of US$10 billion.
In 1987, Carlo received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) and subsequently, in 1992, completed his graduate studies at Harvard Business School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) where he earned an MBA.
Carlo has served on many boards, including EXOR (Italy), SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Juventus F.C. (Italy), Fiat S.p.A. (Italy) and Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli (Italy).Close