Elizabeth Forstneger

Senior Director

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    225 W Wacker
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States

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    +1 312 470-3836

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As a director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Business Consulting (GBC) group, ELIZABETH KING FORSTNEGER leverages her deep experience in business development, operations, consulting, strategic planning, and public speaking in developing and delivering solutions that drive growth. Her value to clients, stakeholders, and colleagues extends well beyond advice on commercial real estate issues, and into the areas of workforce sustainability and improved operational efficiency. Elizabeth is best known for her communication skills, collaborative approach, and emphasis on servant leadership, which enables her to inspire and bring out the best in others.

Leveraging her experience as a financial and operational auditor, Elizabeth gravitated toward commercial real estate, which allowed her natural problem-solving ability and strong interpersonal skills to come to the fore. An intuitive, critical thinker, she has traditionally assumed control of complex projects that resulted in actionable insights and winning strategies for her clients. Elizabeth has also emerged as a solid facilitator, an energetic and audience-focused presenter able to create an environment that fosters learning and idea exchange. She is an attentive listener who excels at isolating issues, navigating conversations, and anticipating unforeseen circumstances.

A lifelong learner, Elizabeth’s relevant insights and commitment to quality service propel her clients toward informed real estate decisions, helping them gain a competitive advantage within their markets. Bringing unparalleled attention to detail and an unshakable work ethic to each project, she focuses on the entire real estate portfolio to provide clarity in all real estate-related matters, including choices related to geographical market, talent acquisition, and operations. Through her personal commitment to excellence, Elizabeth continues to make enduring contributions to C & W’s expanding platform of thought leadership.

In this role, Elizabeth designs best-fit client solutions for office, industrial, and retail occupiers of space. She is often retained by the firm’s largest multi-market accounts for her input on innovation, best practices, and decision support of real estate concerns as they arise. Benefits of client engagement extend beyond individual projects to all aspects of the enterprise, create cost savings, and deliver actionable strategies that produce results.

Elizabeth provides trusted counsel on all issues relating to the following:

● Portfolio Optimization Solution Development
● Organizational Process Design
● Workplace Strategy
● Location Analysis

Awards & Associations

CPA, CCIM, and LEED AP and has earned a B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University and an MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago.