Matthew Gworek Joins Cushman & Wakefield as Head of Capital Markets for Eastern Region
18 May, 2011, New York
Cushman & Wakefield today announced Matthew Gworek, a leading commercial property investment professional, has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets and U.S. Eastern Region Leader. Known throughout the industry for nearly two decades on the principal side of the business, first with AEW Capital Management in Boston and Los Angeles and later with Equity Office Properties Trust in Chicago, he joins Cushman & Wakefield from Reunion Office Partners, where he was a principal. He will be based in Chicago.
Mr. Gworek has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate capital markets, with an emphasis on commercial property investment. At Cushman & Wakefield, he will be responsible for overseeing all of the firm's Investment Sales, Debt & Equity Finance and Investment Banking activities in the eastern half of the United States. In that capacity, he will direct growth initiatives, recruitment and training, and oversee business development and client service throughout the region. In 2010, Cushman & Wakefield's Capital Markets Group completed sales and financing transactions valued at more than $25 billion globally.
"Matt is one of the most highly regarded and accomplished commercial property investment professionals in the industry," said Cushman & Wakefield Executive Vice President and Global Head of Capital Markets, Greg Vorwaller. "He brings a track record of success and extensive experience to our professionals and clients investing in U.S. commercial property, and will help us continue to grow our platform by attracting the highest caliber of talent and by providing the highest quality of service to our clients."
"I am excited to be joining a company with such a great reputation, a strong and committed management team and a clear vision for the future," said Mr. Gworek. "Joining from the principal side of the business will provide the company with a different perspective and me with a new challenge."
Prior to Reunion Office Partners LLC, Mr. Gworek was a founder and principal of Northshore Capital Partners from 2008 to 2009. From 1994 to 2007 he was with Equity Office Properties Trust, where he was a voting member of the company's Investment Committee and served in various leadership positions including Senior Vice President of Investments, as well Asset & Portfolio Management. In these roles he was responsible for the acquisition of assets valued at more than $4.5 billion, and oversaw a portfolio totaling 103 million square feet in the United States. Previously, from 1988 to 1994 Mr. Gworek was a Vice President of Investments for AEW Capital Management, where he developed an expertise in office, retail, industrial and residential assets.
Mr. Gworek holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a bachelor's degree in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Cushman & Wakefield was advised by the executive search firm Korn/Ferry International.
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