‘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.
The pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and play. With the rising popularity of working from home, and increasing demand for home-office amenities, we worked with Herman Miller to open five new stores in Japan, helping them keep their customers satisfied with ergonomically designed furniture.
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.
Matt Disher, Program Leader, U.S.
Across the US. Matt Disher and his team are creating meaningful opportunities by leading Cushman & Wakefield’s top-ranked Military & Veterans Programs. A Marine Corps veteran, Matt knows veterans bring valuable skills to the workforce, like leadership, teamwork, and agility. Investing in America’s best talent benefits our clients and lifts up communities. To find out more about the Military & Veterans Programs at Cushman & Wakefield click here.
Andrea Hoyos, Senior Portfolio Manager, Mexico
In Mexico City, Andrea Hoyos advocates for inclusivity by volunteering with the Mexican Confederation of Organizations for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (CONFE). In doing so she helps make life better for everyone, including those with intellectual disabilities. As a Senior Portfolio Manager she’s also inspiring her colleagues to make an impact by helping those at CONFE learn baking, gardening and social skills.
Hiroyuki Takayama, Director, Head of Japan Desk, Japan
Based in Tokyo, Hiro Takayama connects global capital to investment opportunities in Japan. Not only is he a fierce ally and champion for DEI, he also inspires outside the office, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya and running a 230km Ultra Marathon to raise money for wildlife conservation. Because at Cushman & Wakefield, Life Is What Hiro Makes It.
Yit Leng Ho, Assistant Manager, IFM, Singapore
In Singapore, Yit Leng Ho makes the trees flourish within urban environments. That’s why she’s leading a team of specialist ‘tree doctors’ to educate our clients about tree protection and conservation, to ensure that the tress in Singapore are looked after. She’s a proud tree lover, and has made that her career. Because Life Is What Yit Leng Makes It.
Grace Chin, Senior Facility Manager, Singapore
Grace Chin believes that small actions can make a big difference when it comes to making the workplace more sustainable. That’s why, in Singapore, she’s sending used coffee pots to urban farms to make compost, using vendors with sustainable packaging, reducing plastic use amongst staff, and advocating a zero-waste lifestyle, because advocating for doing something is better than doing nothing.
Brielle Lisa, Global Corporate Communications Manager, USA
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.
Nadia Asmir, Property Officer, Singapore
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.
Alison Beddard, Managing Principal, USA
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 Dallas, Global IFM Products Director, USA
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.
Max Tan, Human Resource Executive Singapore
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.
Mark Clapham, Joint Managing Director Perth, WA, Australia
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, Executive Director Shanghai, China
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.
Learn more about our ambitious sustainability targets and progress advancing ESG.
Life is what we make it. That’s why we are making changes for people and the planet. Together with our clients, we are living change now. We are driving the shift to a net-zero world; delivering sustainable, healthy places; and creating a positive social impact.
Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore
Life is about maximizing our resources. That’s why in Singapore we help the Singapore Sports Hub embed sustainability into everyday solutions. Like harvesting rainwater so the pitch stays green. Because by including sustainability in everything we do, we can help ensure that Life Is What Singapore Makes It.
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.
World Port Center, Netherlands
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.
In Houston we make things happen together with Arvo Realty Advisors. A minority owned brokerage firm, Arvo has helped fuel economic growth, create new jobs and improve representation of historically underrepresented groups. We partnered by providing key connections and resources within commercial real estate.
Pardada Pardadi Educational Society, India
Life is about recognizing potential, which is why we’re India with the Pardada Pardadi Educational Society which empowers young women and girls from under privileged backgrounds to be independent thinkers and self-learners. We’re helping by sponsoring over 200 girls to do big things in the world, because Life Is What They Make It.
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.
Victorian Pride Centre, Australia
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.