Industry veterans boost Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Platform
Los Angeles – Mike Scimo and Henry Johnson have joined Cushman & Wakefield as Vice Chairman of Global Occupier Services. Mike and Henry will co-lead a Los Angeles based platform focused exclusively on optimizing the global real estate and facilities portfolios of the Fortune 500 through the integrated delivery of strategic planning, portfolio/lease database administration, transaction management, project/construction management and facility management services.
Both Mike and Henry will be based in Cushman & Wakefield’s Los Angeles office.
Joe Stettinius, Chief Executive of Cushman & Wakefield, Americas, said that the combined 54 years’ experience Mike and Henry bring to the firm, adds depth and expertise to the company’s platform and accelerates the momentum ignited by the merger with DTZ in September 2015.
“We’re excited to have Henry and Mike join our team. They’ve demonstrated tremendous ability to provide clients with a strategic, portfolio-based approach to managing real estate, especially for complex, multi-service, global portfolios. Their addition enhances our Global Occupier Services platform and will have an immediate positive impact on existing and future clients across the country and around the world,” said Mr. Stettinius.
Andrew McDonald, Executive Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Greater Los Angeles/Orange County region said the duo’s talents, depth of experience and leadership will add immeasurable strength to the firm’s ability to provide industry leading services to its clients.
“Mike and Henry are amongst the most respected leaders within our industry. Their appointment underlines our efforts to organize around our clients and provide them with the expertise they need in an ever evolving marketplace. I can't overestimate the impact Mike and Henry will bring to our platform."
Mr. Scimo brings 25 years of industry and leadership experience to the firm including 16 years with Trammell Crow Company, and nine years at CBRE, where he served most recently as Vice Chairman, Global Corporate Services. At CBRE, he co-led one of the company’s largest Occupier Services platforms providing exclusive strategic advisory, transaction management, lease administration, project management and brokerage services to multiple Fortune 500 Corporations occupying more than 150 million square feet of corporate real estate and facilities in more than 67 countries around the world.
Mr. Johnson’s industry career spans 29 years including 20 years as Executive Vice President, Managing Director at Trammell Crow Company, and nine years at CBRE, where he was a Vice Chairman of Global Corporate Services. Mr. Johnson has served in a number of leadership roles in areas such as, strategic portfolio planning, real estate development, transaction management, and strategic portfolio planning. He has personally handled negotiations for several clients’ world headquarters and other strategic and critical acquisitions and dispositions.
Mike and Henry’s past experiences include the oversight and execution of transactions totaling more than 600 million square feet, globally, and valued in excess of $12.6 Billion, as well as direct leadership and P&L responsibility for a national operating business unit responsible for transaction management, brokerage professionals and administrative support located across the United States and in key international markets.
“We feel it’s a perfect cultural fit at Cushman & Wakefield and look forward to building camaraderie with the outstanding professionals across the globe and adding some new insight and perspective to the firm’s valued clients,” said Mr. Scimo. Added Mr. Johnson, “We share the Cushman & Wakefield approach to having the most qualified, high performance teams working together to provide solutions for our clients.”
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (branded C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (branded DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.
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