Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced two senior promotions within its Global Occupier Services (GOS) business.
With effect from April 2022, Shaun Jenkinson, currently Head of GOS, Asia Pacific will take up the role of Head of Integrated Portfolio Management (IPM), Americas, based in Atlanta. Cameron Ahrens will succeed Shaun as the Head of GOS, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.
As Head of IPM, Americas, Shaun will partner with the company’s client delivery leaders to ensure a consistent, global account management approach is provided to clients. He will be responsible for driving operational excellence across the region and ensuring the use of data and analytics to better serve our clients’ portfolios. He will also play a key role in driving enterprise-wide growth for IPM, in partnership with client delivery leads and the IPM Solutions team.
Shaun brings vast experience from across the firm, having been with Cushman & Wakefield for 22 years. Under his leadership, the GOS team has gained huge traction in Asia Pacific over the last two years, working closely with Cushman & Wakefield’s local teams and global clients to grow track record and credibility in the region. Cameron has been pivotal to the success, driving the growth and strength of the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) platform and delivering significant wins with major clients across various industries such as mining, healthcare, telecommunications and technology.
“Cushman & Wakefield has always been committed to developing talent and promoting from within for opportunities that exist across our global platform. Both Shaun and Cameron have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and brought deep insights to formulating strategies in ensuring the GOS team is positioned to address any challenges and opportunities that fall within the occupier space,” said Bill Knightly, Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Executive, GOS.
“Shaun’s leadership of GOS in Asia Pacific has been instrumental to the overall growth of Cushman & Wakefield’s business in the region and I would like to extend my appreciation for the many successes that he and his team have achieved in the last two years. Cameron’s promotion to Head of Asia Pacific GOS provides a stable leadership continuity and progression that reinforces our business values and commitment to our clients and our people. Under Cameron’s leadership, we are confident that the strong momentum in our GOS business will spur us on to optimize the opportunities ahead and make a positive impact in the occupier space,” said Matthew Bouw, Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Executive, Asia Pacific.
Cameron joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2019 and has been providing leadership and strategic direction for the IFM business in Asia Pacific. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, he has held senior leadership roles with CBRE Asia Pacific and Jones Lang LaSalle where he managed and developed businesses and teams across borders. He has also honed his expertise in client and account management with a deep understanding of the issues faced by corporate occupiers in today’s evolving business landscape and the most effective solutions to meet their corporate objectives.
“The pandemic and evolving global landscape have brought about a change in the way businesses are viewing their real estate, not only in terms of portfolio size, but also the impact that their space has on their employees, stakeholders and the broader community. Our occupier clients are increasingly seeking globally integrated solutions that not only address their real estate requirements, but also support them in fulfilling their business goals, including areas like sustainability and workplace culture. We have been supporting our clients throughout the pandemic, with many best practices emerging from the Asia Pacific teams’ learnings and first-hand experience that have benefitted colleagues, clients, and communities across the globe. I’m honoured and humbled to be able to lead these people who are truly committed to delivering success for our clients in Asia Pacific and globally,” said Cameron.