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Recognizing 50 Years of Progress and Challenge


June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—three days of demonstrations in Greenwich Village, New York City, and a major turning point in the modern gay rights movement. In recognition of half a century’s progress and challenges, NYC is hosting a World Pride celebration during the month of June.

Cushman & Wakefield is recognizing this important moment in history too—in honor of Pride Month 2019, we crafted a timeline of significant gay rights milestones from the last 50 years in North America. The interactive timeline also includes information on Cushman & Wakefield’s involvement, such as the launch of UNITY, our Employee Resource Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning + Allies (LGBTQ+) colleagues. In addition, we are proud to have recently received the 2019 Corporate Equality Index distinction of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, earning a 100% score by meeting all criteria set forth by Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s benchmarking tool.

We work hard to develop and empower a culture that unleashes what’s possible in every person we hire. Our people are at the center of everything we do and we are working hard to ensure we are the industry employer of choice for LGBTQ+ employees. Meet a few of our people below as they share their thoughts in recognition of Pride Month.

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Brandon Rossotti
Since I joined Cushman & Wakefield in mid-2017, we have come a long way with recruiting, retaining and creating a welcoming workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer/Question (LGBTQ+) people throughout the Americas. Read more

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Robert Sammons
I comment on topics related to real estate and the economy all the time. But while not always easy, those flow a bit better than a topic such as this. I imagine it’s because this subject is more personal, and that wherever one fits on the spectrum within the LGBTQIA community—or in the straight world—we would have a unique story to tell. Read more



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UNITY AT CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
Cushman & Wakefield strives to create an energetic mix of people who offer fresh perspectives that drive innovation and competitive advantage. UNITY is a building block of an inclusive culture in which everyone feels respected and is encouraged to bring their unique contributions to work. UNITY’s mission is to increase visibility and provide an open-minded support system for conducting business and addressing the personal requirements of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) and allies community.

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD’S GLOBAL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (D&I) VISION
Through a focus on talent, culture and supportive processes, Cushman & Wakefield becomes experienced internally and known externally as diverse, respectful and inclusive—a place where people want to work. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGS) are critical to achieving this goal and foster diverse and inclusive workplaces aligned with our organization’s values, objectives and business practices.

Learn more about the our culture and opportunities to contribute to our extensive global platform of real estate services at careers.cushwake.com