Banking & Financial Services - Cushman & Wakefield

Banking & Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services Group is a global team of professionals whose focus is advising clients on their real estate portfolio strategies. By tracking trends in relevant industries and publishing research we help our clients stay ahead of the curve so that they maintain a flexible, efficient RE portfolio aligned with the strategic direction of their business.  

Banking and Financial Services Real Estate Challenges:


  • The large focus on cost reduction requires cost-saving at every turn
  • Regulation, volatile market conditions and cost control are key drivers for real estate decision making
  • Sector firms are exploring how to use real estate portfolios more efficiently and occupier space more flexibly
  • The potential for increased merger and acquisition activity in the poorest performing countries
  • Customer experience and interaction is changing in the retail banking sector

How Can We Add Value?


The Banking and Financial Services Group faces many challenges, including the ability to service clients face-to-face across a wide geographical area. A high turnover rate and frequent contract-led work means that properties are often underutilized or carry excessive surplus. In addition, the recent downturns in the industry have led many to look at severe cost reduction and more flexible ways of achieving their financial goals. 

By understanding your business and industry, and the aforementioned key challenges , we can help you structure a portfolio that makes efficient use of space and reduces costs. We use a combination of state-of-the-art technology and clear communication to ensure that we are adding the most value and producing the greatest cost savings for your business.

Our combined team of professionals include surveyors, accountants, project managers and business consultants whose skills are suited to meet your varied and complex requirements across the globe. 

Some of the Services We Provide are:


Consulting

From real estate due diligence for merger and acquisition activity, to location analysis and portfolio optimization programs, our focus is helping you deliver your business objectives while reducing risk.

Corporate strategy

We help you optimize the value of your property while considering the impact on your firm’s balance sheet, implementing everything from global lease administration, lease abstraction and database management to strategic analysis and assist decision making.

Global lease administration

To help minimize the associated risks of managing your corporate portfolio, we provide you with the detailed business data you need to properly and intelligently implement your corporate strategy.

Transaction management

By implementing the “intelligent client” role in managing transactions, our agents and brokers can advise and facilitate smoother transactions, whether it’s a full property search and relocation or simply a lease renewal.

Program and project management

We help you deliver real estate projects on time, within budget, and to specifications.

Facilities management

We deliver the quality of service that top-tier clients expect from their real estate firms, and we produce that quality of service within common-sense budgeting guidelines.

Valuation, lease advisory and property management

We provide valuable professional advice that helps you take advantage of a changing global environment.

Experience and Resources


Our banking and financial services clients benefit from an experienced research team, including a team of expert sector specialists in local markets around the world. We are also strengthened by our international network of nearly 15,000 professionals including researchers, strategists, business modellers, accountants, business consultants and agents in 253 offices across 60 countries.

We have a broad range of clients in the sector including Citibank, RBS, Société General, Fortis, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and many others who we service on a national, regional and global level.