Cushman & Wakefield’s President John Forrester provides direct operational and managerial oversight of the firm’s three global regions, Americas, APAC, and EMEA as well as our Capital Markets, Occupier Services and Investment Management business lines. John is a recent Past President of the British Council for Offices.
Prior to becoming Global President, John was Chief Executive, EMEA, a role he previously held at DTZ before the merger with Cushman & Wakefield. Previously, John was Group Chief Executive of DTZ Holdings plc and led the formal sale process to UGL in 2011. He joined the DTZ Group in September 1988 and became a Director in 1992.
John specializes in the development, design and leasing of large commercial projects together with strategic advice to major corporate occupiers. John has extensive knowledge of global real estate markets and strategies, and is a trusted advisor to many substantial leading global organizations and property investors.
He is a trustee of the Geffrye Museum. John holds a B.S. in Urban Estate Surveying and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.