Robert Richards

Executive Vice Chair • United States

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Robert Richards

Executive Vice Chair • United States

Bob is a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Global Advisory Board. Locally, Bob leads the Cambridge/Urban team and also heads the Life Science and Healthcare Practice Groups. He also serves on the Boston Office Steering Committee.


Bob has represented numerous corporate clients in transactions nationally and internationally. He has successfully completed complex assignments in India, China, Singapore, Australia, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Denmark, as well as all major cities in The United States. He counsels tenant clients such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Raytheon, Forrester Research, CRISPR Therapeutics, Acceleron, and The Wyss Institute.


Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Bob was a founding partner and president of Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, which was acquired by Transwestern in 2013. Prior to co-founding RBJ, he was a Principal at Trammell Crow Company. Before entering commercial real estate, Bob spent five years working as a sportscaster for CNN and WTBS in Atlanta.



Bob has received the prestigious CoreNet Global Service Provider Leadership Award and was also awarded the Commercial Brokers Association “Life Sciences Deal of the Year” award twice, for his work with Shire Pharmaceuticals and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Also, while working with Shire, Bob assembled a 1.5 million square foot suburban campus with 4 different landlords over 10-year period. This remains the largest suburban life science campus in Massachusetts.


He is frequently featured in the media, including the Boston Globe, New England Cable News and the Wall Street Journal, as an expert on the Boston commercial real estate market.

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker, Member, NAIOP, Member, Greater Boston Real Estate Board

Bob is a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute visiting committee. He also serves on the Board of Overseers at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is a member of the Dover Firefighters Relief Fund.

Bob is a Life Science Specialist.