Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm, announced today that Raul Esparza has joined the firm as a Managing Director and the Global Account Director for the Ericsson relationship. In this newly created role, Raul will be responsible for Integrated Facilities Management Services across Ericsson’s North America, Latin America, and India portfolios, as well as coordination of the growing transaction and major project management services for the ongoing portfolio activity. Based in Plano, Texas, Raul will provide a consistent service platform and reinforce best practices across the entire C&W/Ericsson relationship.
Raul joins Cushman & Wakefield from JLL, where he was Executive Vice President, Client Account and Operations Director for Latin America, overseeing several core lines of business including Facilities Management, Project Management, Workplace Strategies and Energy Consulting Services. Cushman & Wakefield’s new Talent Acquisition team was instrumental in the focused, direct recruiting approach which identified Raul and helped bring him to C&W from JLL, where he worked for 13 years. He had operational responsibility for human resources, finance/accounting and risk management of 22 countries, more than 400 employees, and more than 11 million square feet under management in his geographic region.
Raul earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and his BS from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), the Notre Dame Alumni Network for the Chicago and Miami Chapters, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), South Florida Chapter.