Valuation expert Ulf Buhlemann joins Cushman & Wakefield in Germany
5 Jul, 2012, Moscow
Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm today announced the appointment Ulf Buhlemann who joined Cushman & Wakefield’s German Valuation & Advisory team on 1st July as a Partner and also as a member of the German Board. He is based in Berlin, from where, together with Martin Belik in Frankfurt, he will spearhead the expansion of the German Valuation & Advisory business and leverage the Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) global Valuation & Advisory platform for national and international clients.
Buhlemann joins Cushman & Wakefield with over 20 years of professional experience. In 2003, he helped establish the valuation team at CBRE which he led as Managing Director until 2009. He was also a member of the Strategic Development Boards and CBRE’s EMEA Strategic Executive Group for Valuation. Prior to this, he was an owner of the consulting firm Mercato Consult and was an independent real-estate advisor at Bulwien + Partner GmbH, now BulwienGesa AG, and Immocon in Berlin.
Martin Belik and Buhlemann are both Publicly Appointed and Sworn Surveyors and Fellows of the RICS. Belik has been with Cushman & Wakefield for ten years and has led the Valuation & Advisory department in Germany since 2007. He was previously a board member of a project developer in Prague and also has over 20 years’ professional experience.
Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield in EMEA said, “This key appointment is in line with two of the key goals of our global growth strategy which are to significantly build our presence in Germany and to continue growing our successful Valuation & Advisory business across the EMEA region and globally. With both Buhlemann and Belik leading our team in Germany, we are now even better positioned to grow this service line and to provide a best in class service to our clients.”
Rupert Dodson, Global Co-Head of Valuation & Advisory at Cushman & Wakefield, added:
“Wherever international investors and companies engage with real estate, they need valuation
services in accordance with international and national standards from a team who understands
their aims and requirements.
Other recent strategic hires in Germany include, Marc Alfken and Stefan Weiss to head Retail Agency, Nina Jansen and Andreas Gast, to jointly head Property & Asset Management; Hanns-Joachim Fredrich, to head the Berlin office, and Jens Böhnlein as head of Project Management team.
Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory is one of the largest fully integrated property valuation advisors in the world acting for occupiers, investors and lenders on debt and equity Capital Markets decisions. In 2011, our 580 professionals completed over 60,000 valuations with a total worth of over $950 billion.
Across EMEA the team has over 175 dedicated professionals, speaking 15 different languages, leading global property valuations. This team valued €276 billion worth of assets last year, involving 31,000 properties.
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