Cushman & Wakefield Completes Résponse Acquisition in France

Leading design & build practice will be rebranded to C&W Design + Build

PARIS – Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) has completed its acquisition of Réponse, a leading design & build contractor in France.

Réponse, with 110 employees in France, is active on all types of construction projects, including offices, retail, hotels, restaurants and healthcare. Its employees work on the design and delivery of interior spaces that articulate clients’ requirements and enhance business performance. Réponse will be fully integrated into Cushman & Wakefield and rebranded to C&W Design + Build.

As a core service offering within the firm’s Project & Development Services (PDS) skill line, C&W Design + Build draws upon the capabilities of specialists across EMEA in the fields of project management, cost consultancy, interior design, building consultancy and mechanical & electrical engineering.

Réponse President Christophe Gellé will continue to develop C&W Design + Build in France, offering clients a ‘turnkey’ – or single provider – design & build option alongside the firm’s existing project and development services. He will also take over the management of PDS in France.

Colin Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Réponse strengthens our presence in France and enhances a rapidly maturing service offer, C&W Design + Build. We are committed to strengthening our capabilities to ensure we always have the geographic coverage, integrated services and insight into local markets to deliver outstanding results for our clients.”

The strategic acquisition strengthens Cushman & Wakefield’s business in France, adding a leading in-house design & build capability alongside its existing services which include Agency, Asset Services, Capital Markets, Development, Hospitality, Occupier Services and Valuation & Advisory.

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 53,000 employees in 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2019, the firm had revenue of $8.8 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.


Richard Coleman, Head of Communications EMEA
Richard Coleman

Head of EMEA Communications • London


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