The FINANCIAL -- Cushman & Wakefield on November 1 announced certain promotions and appointments of key Americas management positions to elevate top talent and more closely align the firm with client needs.
“Cushman & Wakefield has fantastic leadership depth and key to our culture is the ability for talent to flow to where the opportunities exist to best serve our clients,” said Tod Lickerman, Chief Executive Americas. “Each of these exceptional leaders is looking forward to their new challenges and to fully engaging with our clients to solve their strategic needs.”
Carlo Sant’Albano has been named Chief Executive, Capital Markets and Investor Services, Americas, and will lead the service line with a focus on continuing to deepen the firm’s Capital Markets relationships with its clients. Sant’Albano also will retain his role as Chief Executive, Global Capital Markets and Investor Services, helping to lead and coordinate Cushman & Wakefield’s global efforts in Capital Markets. He previously has held the positions of CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield and CEO of Exor, SA. Noble Carpenter, President, Capital Markets and Investor Services, and Janice Stanton, Executive Managing Director, International Capital Markets, will continue reporting to Sant’Albano.
Joe Stettinius has been named Executive Vice Chairman, Strategic Investments, Americas. In this role, Stettinius will focus on creating a pipeline of accretive acquisition opportunities for the company, as well as other strategic investment and client related transactions. Stettinius has been a major driver in the firm’s success to date, playing a pivotal role in the planning, preparation, and execution of the merger of Cassidy Turley and DTZ, where he served as CEO of Cassidy Turley, then CEO of the Americas for DTZ; and the merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ, where he served as CEO, Americas.
Cushman & Wakefield’s West Region has expanded with the addition of new growth markets—Washington, Utah and Nevada—that provide new opportunities. This realignment allows the firm to make the most of these opportunities while continuing to invest in top markets, including Southern California and Northern California.
Andrew McDonald has been named President, West Region. In this role, he will lead operations for the Western U.S., including all markets in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. In his previous role as Executive Managing Director and Regional Managing Principal for Greater Los Angeles/Orange County, McDonald was responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the market’s eight offices, which account for more than 500 employees. He began his real estate career in 1999 as Executive Assistant to John C. Cushman, III.
Dan Broderick has been named Regional Managing Principal, Northern California. In this role, Dan will focus on growing the firm’s platform in this high-priority market, which includes San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, San Rafael, Sacramento, Burlingame, San Jose, Palo Alto, Pleasanton and Monterrey/Salinas.
In his previous role, Broderick headed Cushman & Wakefield’s seven offices in San Diego County and Phoenix. He joined BRE Commercial as CEO in 2011, and led the company through its sale to Cassidy Turley in 2013. Prior, he was a Senior Vice President at Eastdil Secured, specializing in institutional investment sales in Southern California, Arizona and Texas. He is a graduate of Stanford University in Palo Alto and spent the first three years of his professional career in San Francisco.
Mike Smith has been named Managing Principal, San Diego and Mexico. Mike will be responsible for recruiting and supporting top talent, and continuing to build client relationships in San Diego and Mexico. A native of San Diego, where he spent 19 years in the business, Mike is uniquely qualified to continue building on the firm’s market-leading position. Prior to leading the West Region, Mike was President of CBRE’s Northwest Region, overseeing all operations of 17 corporate offices across five states.
“We are committed to having the right talent in the right place to build strong client relationships and continue our momentum. This is a demanding business, and these leaders have the proven ability to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations,” said Lickerman.