As Director of Operations for Cushman & Wakefield, Brett Abrams serves a dual leadership role, one that encompasses the firm’s Global Business Consulting and Specialty Practice Group platforms. He has made measurable contributions to the firm internally in the areas of financial performance, operational efficiency, and business growth. Externally, Brett is a best in class consultant providing trusted advice to a wide variety of clients on workplace strategy, portfolio optimization and alignment, financial modeling, and organizational design. He is known for his responsiveness, business acumen, critical thinking, and powerful communication skills.
Throughout his career, Brett has excelled in gauging the financial position and improving the operational efficiency of a company. He eagerly embraces new challenges, especially those that entail group management and P& L responsibility, and designs focused solutions that help fuel growth. Brett blends a strong, foundational knowledge of accounting and business management principles with a consultant’s skill set in consistently delivering superior value to clients and improving key work processes. He is also well-versed in business intelligence tools and methodologies, large organizational data sets, workplace optimization strategies, and complex real estate issues.
In implementing an integrated advisor-led approach, Brett is poised to scale operations, broaden the company’s service offerings, and explore new avenues of value creation for clients. His ability to simplify financial, business, and organizational data elements, articulate ROI on initiatives, develop tools, and minimize financial risk will ensure that the company is on pace to achieve its revenue goals. C & W will also benefit greatly from Brett’s ability to build rich mentoring relationships with peers, as well as his input into attracting and retaining top talent.
In this position, Brett provides strategic leadership to two separate groups within C & W. He is the operations lead for the firm’s Global Business Consulting (GBC) platform, expanding his core responsibilities to include the operationalization of the Specialty Practice Group (SPG) platform.
Awards & Associations
Brett is licensed in Illinois as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds a Masters of Accountancy degree from DePaul University, and holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from McGill University. He is a member of the CoreNet Young Leaders program, the Illinois CPA Society, and plays on the Cushman & Wakefield softball team.