Michael Hofmann joined Cushman & Wakefield (formerly DTZ) in 2003 after accumulating over 25 years experience in the retail field. Since joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Hofmann has completed multiple transactions totaling in excess of $300 million, representing retail tenants and landlords.
Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, he was a Senior Vice President at Alfred Dunhill Americas LLC. In his time there, Mr. Hofmann had all financial, sales and marketing, operations and real estate divisions reporting directly to him.
Mr. Hofmann began his career in retail with Lord & Taylor and progressed to the level of Regional Vice President. After joining John Wanamaker in a similar role, Mr. Hofmann made the transition from department stores to specialty retailing when he joined Jaeger Sportswear as Vice President of Stores. Moving to Barneys New York as Vice President of Operations and Stores gave him his first
entry into luxury retailing.
From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Hofmann was employed by Louis Vuitton as Vice President of Stores and Senior Vice President of Business Development. As the Vice President of Stores, Mr. Hofmann led Louis Vuitton into markets that were previously non-luxury such as Soho, New York, Banff, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In his role as Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Hofmann was responsible for helping European luxury brands develop a foothold in the United States market.
Sergio Rossi – disposition of New York store
Harry Winston – New York corporate offices
Thomas Pink, 63 Wall Street – flagship store, first downtown location
Harry Winston, Chicago, IL – located on Oak Street, otherwise known as “Luxury Retailer Row”
Daffy’s, 50 Broadway – 18,500 SF, 20-year lease; store’s first downtown location
Harry Winston, Gucci, LVMH, Porche Designs, Jurlique, Citibank, Thomas Pink, Bright Horizons