Samantha Sannella Joins Cushman & Wakefield as Head of Strategic Consulting


TORONTO, August 7, 2018 – Workplace strategy expert Samantha Sannella joined commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield as Managing Director, leading the firm’s Strategic Consulting group in Canada.  

In this position, Sannella is responsible for attracting and retaining top talent while ensuring Cushman & Wakefield continues to offer its clients strategic consulting services that include workplace strategies, design, change management, base building and asset advisory. Sannella will work closely with senior leadership across Canada to deliver exceptional value-add to the firm’s clients.

“Our clients are asking us to provide a broader set of consulting services both independently and as a part of a platform that crosses all service offerings,” said Stefan Teague, Executive Managing Director, Market Leader, GTA. “With Strategic Consulting, Cushman & Wakefield remains a strong, strategic partner to those clients.”

Sannella is recognized as one of Canada’s leading authorities on design and design strategy. Her expertise includes workplace strategy, change management, strategic planning, construction management, program management and architectural and interior design.

“Cushman & Wakefield has always been at the forefront of workplace strategy and I’m delighted to be joining the firm that has a reputation of being a leader in this field,” said Sannella. “We are in a very exciting market with endless opportunities for our clients. I’m looking forward to leveraging my expertise and experience to generate additional opportunities for our clients.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Sannella was Studio Head, Workplace Leader, Director/Corporate Interiors for Stantec Consulting. She’s also the former President and CEO of the Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum and Centre for the Promotion of Design, and former professor at Ryerson University. She was also named one of the top 10 most inspiring women in Canada in 2006.


About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake on Twitter.