Senior Managing Director - Head of Integrated Portfolio Management, Americas • United States
Ms. Forstneger leverages her deep experience in strategic planning, operations, and synthesis of client needs to develop and deliver solutions that drive growth. As the Americas Head of Integrated Portfolio Management for Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Occupier Services business, she enhances Cushman & Wakefield’s differentiating value propositions for Strategy & Advisory, Transaction Management, Space Planning, and Portfolio Administration in each business development opportunity. She is often retained by the firm’s largest multi-market accounts for her input on innovation, best practices, and decision support of real estate concerns as they arise.
Specifically, Ms. Forstneger leads teams to develop tools complemented by focused advisory to ensure best-fit optimization solutions for office, industrial, and retail occupiers of space across the globe. She is best known for her communication skills, collaborative approach, and emphasis on servant leadership, which enables her to inspire and bring out the best in others. Ms. Forstneger’s consultative roles have sharpened her ability to bring global teams together, interface with the technology leaders, and navigate issues to ensure Cushman & Wakefield’s offering becomes increasingly compelling in the marketplace.
Ms. Forstneger has more than 18 years of experience in strategic corporate real estate planning with an emphasis on operations. Prior experience includes her role as Director with Grubb & Ellis' Strategic Consulting Group, leading a variety of projects to create data-supported business cases for real estate related business issues for Fortune 500 companies. As Vice President at FPL Associates, she provided management consulting services to clients in the real estate industry to improve business performance through strategic planning, organizational considerations, and process improvement. Before her tenure with FPL Associates, Ms. Forstneger was an accountant with Opus North Corporation.
Ms. Forstneger began her career as an auditor for the Assurance and Advisory Business Services Practice at Ernst & Young, LLP. Elizabeth is a CPA, CCIM, LEED AP, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner.
- Member of CoreNet, CREW
- Member of the National Board of Directors, Strategic Advisory Council to the CEO, and Local Board of Trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- MBA from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
- Undergraduate degree from Marquette University