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At Cushman & Wakefield we proudly put our people at the centre of everything we do. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain the best talent from a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, thoughts, ideas and work styles.

"The last months were unprecedented, impacting our economy and our way of shopping, living and working. Our industry was no exception with long-term changes in the real estate landscape. In order to keep on with our best-in class services but also to face the challenges ahead and to trigger the opportunities that arise, we invest in data acquisition and system excellence. But foremost, we invest in our greatest asset: our people! We hired a lot of new talents over the last months, from junior to senior profiles across our different service lines." - Marc-Antoine Buysschaert, Head of C&W Belgium.

Learn more about those talents who will add value to our real estate services:


Elyah Platt

Elyah Platt


Capital Markets Office

I am an Investment Analyst within the Capital Market Office department. On a daily basis, we analyse and assess potential deals within the investment market. Before starting for Cushman & Wakefield, I went to study in London. I went to University College London (UCL) for my Bachelor and Master’s degrees. I studied Management and IT for my Bachelor and International Real Estate and Planning for my Master’s.  

Why C&W?

"I chose to come full-time at C&W because I loved my time as an intern at the firm. Moreover, the international character of the firm was also a major factor why I chose to come and work here."  

Hobbies

When not working, I like to play sports; especially football and padel. Additionally, I like to read about politics and the news.


Customer Review A word from...

Michaël Despiegelaere, Head of Capital Markets Office:

"Two years ago Elyah had the opportunity to do a summer internship in our Capital Markets department. At the time, he worked on the Finance Tower file, which is our largest closed deal to date! We thought he definitely brought us luck and we decided to hire him. On a more serious note, Elyah comes straight from London with a solid background in Finance and Real Estate and he already had the opportunity to show us his ability to learn well and fast, so the choice was quite obvious. He also had a really good connection with the rest of the team at the time and it is still the case today."



Yogan Neirinckx 

Yogan Neirinckx


Valuation

I recently started working at Cushman & Wakefield as a Real Estate Valuer. My role within the company is to appraise market value of all types of real estate for our local and international clients. I graduated from ICHEC as a Commercial engineer – Master in Innovation and Management of Technologies - in September 2020. After having worked for several months on a startup project it was time for me to enter the world of real estate, which has always sparked my interest a lot!  

Why C&W?

"C&W is the best option to evolve within a leading global Real Estate services company while being in a caring, fulfilling and exciting working environment."  

Hobbies

I am a big fan of sports in general. I have been more into padel in the last few years, but I also love to surf and ski when the opportunity arises. I am also addicted to travelling (preferably backpack travelling). I have had the chance to travel and live in different parts of the world, be it through my student exchange program in Colombia, a gap year in Australia or many other trips with friends, family or on my own. On a more personal level, I like to read in my spare time. I love any book that teaches me about myself or the world.


Customer Review A word from... 

Christophe Ackermans, Head of Valuation:

"We were impressed by Yogan’s motivation to discover new horizons as well as his enthusiasm for the real estate sector. In combination with his positive personality, we are confident that he will be a great fit to the team."


Christelle Gieskes

Christelle Gieskes


Capital Markets Retail

I am working as a CMR Assistant, admin & support to the team.
Previously I worked as a HR & Payroll partner with a consulting company of 700 employees.
I got my Tourism & Public Relations degree in Leuven.

Why C&W?

"I choose C&W because not only was my first contact with the team fluid and natural, but I also find real estate very interesting and learning everything about the subject is the type of challenge I was looking for."  

Hobbies

Music (singing & songwriting), Crossfit (and everything workout related), Travel.

Customer Review A word from...

Arnaud de Bergeyck, Head of Capital Markets Retail:

"Christelle has a great personality, speaks fluently French and Dutch (with a lovely ‘ Hollands ‘ accent); feels really attracted for real estate and is eager to learn a lot as quickly as possible."


Sebastien Vandenbussche

Sébastien Vandenbussche


Research

I am a Data Analyst within the Research team. Before I joined Cushman & Wakefield I studied a master in business administration at the KULeuven. After I graduated I joined a Data Analytics bootcamp in Amsterdam to improve my programming skills.  

Why C&W?

"Cushman & Wakefield was the clear leader within the real estate market. The way they dealt with the Covid-19 crisis and maintained their market dominance inspired me to join the C&W team."  

Hobbies

Padel & Calisthenics.

 Customer Review A word from...

Cédric Van Meerbeeck, Head of Research & Marketing:

"In a fast-changing world, data and insights in almost real time are becoming increasingly key for our clients. As a millennial, Sébastien is born with technology. He will help us to develop and enhance our Databases, our Business Intelligence Tools and Predictive Models in order to deliver in-depth analyses and insights and make the difference for our clients."



Jolien Corstjens

Jolien Corstjens


Asset Management

Technical Property Manager – I inherited the portfolio from Alain Vermeulen and will look after approximately 12 buildings situated in the region around Anderlecht. Although I graduated in journalism (2011) and enrolled in Nursing School (2015-2018), I’ve landed a job in Property Management in 2018 and have been thrilled about this line of work ever since. I’ve been fortunate to get to know the field at All Yield & continued my growing process at AG Insurance as a Buildings Maintenance Coordinator. I look forward to keep on growing both professionally as personally as a member of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield.

Why C&W?

"After my interview with Haike, Corry & Alain I was impressed by their professionalism, enthusiasm, and the way they seemed to believe in me that I wanted to become part of Haike’s team."  

Hobbies

In my spare time, I spend a lot of time prepping for Aalst Carnaval, trying to hit the waves as a surf newbie and one of my new years' resolutions for 2021 is to run a ½ marathon: 21k in 2021.

Customer Review A word from...

Haike De Vogelaere, Head of Asset Management:

"During the recruitment procedure, Jolien's enthusiasm and motivation were immediately apparent. She is sociable, driven, organised, and trilingual, all qualities a good PM needs. We were happy to welcome her in the team, she’s already managing the portfolio from Growners being Riverside business park, Amadeus Square and a building for Siemens."


Benoit Duysters

Benoit Duysters


Valuation

I will be working within the Valuation & Advisory department of C&W. My first professional experience was as Transfer Pricing Consultant at EY for a bit more than 2 years. Previously, I graduated from my master’s in Business Engineering (Handelsingenieur/ Ingénieur commercial) at the KU Leuven. Additionally, I have received the opportunity to participate in Exchange Programs in both the US (i.e., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) and China (i.e., MBA program - cooperation between MIT and the Tsinghua University in Beijing), 2 major world leading universities.

Why C&W?

"C&W is one of the biggest players within the Real Estate service industry trying to outperform its competition by embracing cooperation and team spirit."  

Hobbies

Outside work I am motivated to trigger myself both on a professional as on a personal level. Next to surfing on the wave of the padel hype and going for a run from time to time, I have taken up two fantastic courses at the KULeuven to enhance my professional knowledge: “Postgraduaat in de Vastgoedkunde 2021” (started end of January 2021) and “Young professionals’ program Vastgoedkunde” (second half of 2020).

 Customer Review A word from...

Christophe Ackermans, Head of Valuation:

"As a former international tax consultant, Benoit has had a chance to develop a professional experience which together with his academic background will prove quite useful for valuations.In addition, his participation in the KUL real estate program highlights a clear interest for the sector and an appetite to learn which is key in our business."


Corentin Vanden Dael

Corentin Vanden Daele


Retail Agency

I am Account Manager for Retail in the High Street, with an international bachelor degree in Business Management from the University College Leuven Limburg.

Why C&W?

"I chose to work for C&W to further develop my commercial skills and my management of clients (owners and candidates). One of the things that tipped the balance was the consultancy aspect which is important to me, to really feel that I am adding value to both the client and C&W.
I have always loved real estate and I am very interested in investing in real estate myself (residential).
"  

Hobbies

Wakeboard in the summer, snowboard in the winter, coach of a hockey team.

 Customer Review A word from...

Jonathan Delguste, Partner:

"During the interviews we had, he showed his love for CRM’s and hockey… As we always search to reinforce our hockey team and are in full implementation of “Engage” we thought he was the right guy hoping that he loves a little bit stones also… More seriously, Corentin showed a real client focus wanting to bring the right advice, has determination and is used to work hard in a team. In addition he brings his background from other sectors."


Evelyn Nedee

Evelyn Nedee


Shopping Centre

Senior Account Manager – Shopping centre leasing
The past 4 years I worked at Retail Point and was responsible for the asset management and opening of new shops for various retailers (e.g. Tom&Co, Pro Duo, Burger King, Rituals, Delhaize). Before that, I worked at McDonald's as a Real Estate Representative. I initially started in the residential real estate sector at Engel & Völkers.

Why C&W?

"Cushman & Wakefield is the market leader in commercial retail in Belgium. It consists of an enthusiastic team of specialists, which means I can learn a lot and get to know new players from the front row. You can further develop yourself and your talents."  

Hobbies

In my free time I love to sport (oa playing tennis, go for a run, riding my bike,..), go out for dinner and spending time with friends & family.

Customer Review A word from...

Kurth Marissens, Associate:

"Evelyn was first chose given her relevant experience as retailer and retail consultant, her positive vibe, excellent relational skills, and fit within the current retail team as we share the same values."


Sandrine Meekers

Sandrine Meekers


Finance

I am the new Business & Operations Assistant: I am the contact person between Finance and other departments, and I am also processing invoices from suppliers for C&W Benelux and D&B.

At first, I am graduated in “Tourism” from ISALT but I made a second bachelor in Accounting at EPHEC and made my last year at UCLL to improve my skills in Dutch (Leuven). Before C&W I have worked for 1 year as a junior accountant by Conac.

Why C&W?

"I needed something more challenging and needed more contact with other people, feeling more useful."  

Hobbies

I love diving to see wonderful animals and you feel so peaceful and I love traveling, mostly to Africa but I would also love to go to South America.

Customer Review A word from...

Luca Dubini, Head of Finance:

"In our interview with Sandrine, she was extremely chatty indicating a sociable and friendly trait which combined with her willingness to face head-on the steep challenges that Finance encounters daily made us confident in our choice. Sandrine has now been part of the team for a couple of months and by now – more than ever – we are sure that she is the person we needed."

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