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Cushman & Wakefield introduces top-tier advisory services team

Jess Freeman • 08/02/2024

In a move to expand its Advisory Services platform in the Asia Pacific region, Cushman & Wakefield, a prominent global real estate services firm, has unveiled its new team, Advisory+.

The firm is integrating the consulting capability of Big Four advisory firms with Cushman & Wakefield’s technical and transactional expertise. The newly created Advisory+ team will partner with clients on complex-built environment projects to provide end-to-end, sector-specific advisory services from conceptualisation and planning phases through to execution.

Leading this initiative is Ross Hamilton, who joins as Partner and Head of Cushman & Wakefield Advisory+, Asia Pacific. Ross brings over three decades of experience in the professional real estate advisory sector, including 17 years as a Partner at EY and PwC. Ross's professional journey spans across Australia and Southeast Asia, where he has advised a wide range of clients, including government bodies, corporate entities, and private sector stakeholders.

Christina Hobbes
and Alan Herrman have also been appointed as Partner, Cushman & Wakefield Advisory+, Australia & New Zealand.

Christina has over three decades of experience in property development across multiple sectors including residential, retail and commercial. Her expertise spans both private and public sectors, including positions with government entities such as Landcom, UrbanGrowth NSW, and noteworthy roles in precincts across Government portfolios. She has also contributed significantly to private sector giants like Stockland.

Alan has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, infrastructure and funds management roles in Australia, as well as internationally across the United Kingdom, Europe and South-East Asia. Previous roles include working as a Partner at PwC. For the past 8 years, Alan has also maintained a position on the Board of Aboriginal Housing Victoria.

Cushman & Wakefield introduces top-tier advisory services team

Matthew Bouw, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield APAC, highlighted the strategic focus of the Advisory+ team: "Advisory+ leverages the wealth of knowledge within Cushman & Wakefield while drawing upon the seasoned expertise of real estate advisory professionals with backgrounds from renowned 'Big Four' consulting firms. These specialists bring a heightened level of in-depth, sophisticated thinking and methodology to address challenges in the built environment, ultimately delivering customised and value accretive solutions for our clients."

Mr Bouw continued: “The addition of this premium advisory offering complements our existing platform of over 500 specialist advisors working with our clients on a daily basis across the Asia Pacific region. Our clients now have access to an industry leading team with decades of rich problem-solving experience, in combination with our ability to execute real estate solutions professionally and consistently across all markets.”

Ross Hamilton said he was excited about joining Cushman & Wakefield and leading the Advisory+ team, commenting “The Advisory+ team is perfectly placed to provide innovative and market leading solutions to the challenges faced by our clients. “We’ve joined Cushman & Wakefield as we look to harness their technical and transactional capabilities, backed by sophisticated data, analytics and AI platforms, to help our clients make the best possible decisions for their real estate assets and the communities in which they are situated across the Asia Pacific region.”

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