‘life is what we make it’.
That’s why we make an impact with everything
we do, all around the world.
That’s why we make it sustainable
We make it inclusive
We make it efficient
We make it work
We make an impact
Because we know
Life is what we make it.
Life is about smart decisions, which is why we’re in Dublin where we advised the Serpentine Consortium on the disposal of four office towers in Ireland’s biggest commercial real estate transaction.
Life is about creating opportunities, which is why we’re in the United Kingdom where we helped CAIN International enter the UK logistics market with the acquisition of a logistics portfolio off market.
Life is about wellbeing. that's why we're in Barcelona where Metropolis transformed Diagonal 123 into the poster child for people-centric office space that supports mental health, sustainability and wellness. And we helped them, delivering a complete renovation and repositioning of the asset.
Meeting the needs of a cutting edge investment company like Nuveen is one thing, but providing them with revitalized office spaces and exciting work environments to reinvigorate staff post-Covid, is quite another. What’s more, dealing with a flagship New York office, we knew we needed to make an impact. Starting from the ground up, we successfully planned, partnered and managed the revitalizing of their offices to further energize employees for the future and a sense of excitement for the future, for Nuveen and New York City.
Sydney’s skyline is full of pretty impressive buildings, but Salesforce Tower is setting new records, and expectations, for what a workplace can be. Connected, dynamic, flexible, accessible and sustainable, with inbuilt capacity to adapt to new and emerging technologies, Salesforce Tower is more than an office. And we get to lease it.
In the heart of Barcelona, Plaça Catalunya has been beating with a vibrant new life after decades of housing some of the largest banking headquarters in Spain. Year after year, the popularity of the space has grown with tourists, drastically changing the famous square’s tenant mix as briefcases were replaced with designer handbags. Cushman & Wakefield has been there through this dynamic shift to advise over 80% of the transactions in the iconic location.
We make history, like the recent sale and partial leaseback of the ABN AMRO head office at Gustav Mahlerlaan in Amsterdam, the largest single asset transaction in Dutch history. We’re proud of our ability to help our clients make important capital decisions and help shape the future of city skylines at the same time. Our advisory capabilities are the reason Cushman & Wakefield is a world leader in capital markets transactions. We couldn’t be more excited.
Life is about discovering wonder, that’s why we’re in Chicago where Lincoln Park Zoo is teaching our next generation about the importance of conservation. It’s where we’re helping the zoo by maintaining its 49 acres and keeping the water filtered and clean for the animals.
Just because it’s one of the most notable pieces of real estate in Rome, doesn’t mean the 17th Century Palazzo Mancini on the famous Via Del Corso isn’t on the move. Recently acquired and fully refurbished to world class standards (and soon to house Gucci’s new flagship store), it took a multi-disciplinary team at Cushman & Wakefield to help shape this landmark deal for the city and the people of Rome.
In Chicago, Brielle Lisa is here to advocate and be an ally for a more inclusive and equitable world. As a communications manager and Employee Resource Group leader, Brielle brings her passion for diversity, equity and inclusion to life, and inspires her community to make an impact.
In Singapore, Nadia Asmir is delivering hospitality level service, helping both maintain the Singapore Sports Hub and also supporting unique events like the AFF Suzuki Cup and Rugby 7s. She knows that growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone, and let opportunities come your way.
As Managing Principal for Washington operations, Alison Beddard is not only making things happen for our clients across the state, but also helping women succeed in commercial real estate around the world. Through her leadership with CREW Network and with our Women’s Integrated Network, Alison is building a more inclusive industry.
Nicole is making the next generation excited about a career in engineering. This is important in a growing sector in which globally women only make up 16%. As one of our fierce female role models, Nicole leads by example bringing innovative thinking to our global occupier clients whilst also being a volunteer firefighter, helping make her community safer.
Priya Kharbanda showed the world her creative talents by writing some great books for children. Then, she donated the proceeds to raise vital funds for the local Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Employees making the most of their talents and ability to contribute are the kind of inspirational stories we love the most.
Max is a Para-Equestrian who trains and competes in the dressage discipline at a Paralympic level. Max did all the hard work, we just make sure he had an enthusiastic, supportive and flexible work environment, so he can bring his A-game to work and the Paralympics.
In Perth, Mark Clapham leads by example. That’s why he’s not only our Managing Director, but also nurtures his passion for art as the Chair of Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. He also makes the team smile by bringing his dog Rhino to the office everyday, and finds a balance in life to catch up with loved ones.
Charli Chan sets the bar high in Shanghai, transacting over US$10 billion in sales. She also achieves balance in her life by spending time on traditional Chinese calligraphy, recognizing beauty in not only the big things but in the tiniest detail as well.
Because life is about making the planet greener, in Singapore we’ve partnered with ComCrop to build Singapore’s first commercially scalable urban rooftop greenhouse Together we’re bringing fresher greens from farm to table, and helping to achieve Singapore’s food security goals.
We are living change in Baltimore, where the award-winning 750 E Pratt has been setting sustainable building standards. We’ve been helping them consume less energy and optimize building solutions, achieving Baltimore’s first LEED platinum and consistently high ENERGY STAR scores.
We’re living change now in Rotterdam, where we helped the sale of World Port Center by assessing and confirming its strength in ESG. Because together, life is what Rotterdam makes it.
As one of the tallest buildings outside of Manhattan, the iconic 57 storey skyscraper in Queens has always stood out. But now it’s winning awards, too. Taking the lead from our client, Savanna, our team helped modernize all 1.5 million sqm, to save over 4.4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity - 20% less than the previous year.
We partnered with Hektar Nektar, on ‘Project 2028’, an initiative to protect the regional bee population and increase their number by 10% by 2028. We’ve given 500,000 honeybees a new home close to each of our German locations. Our beehives, complete with Cushman & Wakefield door signs, are buzzing with life and not only producing amazing honey but are also helping rebalance the ecosystem.
In India, the Latika Roy Foundation supports children with disabilities, and their families. We’re helping by providing critical funding to make life better for everyone. Because life is about unconditional love, and life is what we make it.
Life is about safe spaces for everyone, which is why in Melbourne we provide pro-bono leasing and Facilities Management Services to Australia’s first purpose-build LGBTQIA+ centre, providing vital health and support services to the LGBTQIA+ community.
We jumped on board when we heard about Project Osmosis, a program that challenges young people from underserved Chicago communities to partner with a big brand to work on one of their real-life design opportunities. We’ve even reserved a level of our HQ for a future challenge!
93% of adults in the UK with learning disabilities are unemployed. Fairshot Café is changing that by giving young adults with a disability training and employment. That’s why we partnered with them pro bono to find their new home in London.
The lights weren’t just shining for some at Wild Lights at Taronga Zoo - this year, these amazing light installations were shining for everyone. As the inaugural access and inclusion partner for Vivid’s Wild Lights event, we worked hard to invest in the most accessible infrastructures around the famous Sydney Harbour site.