Top Corporate Real Estate Executive Bruce Ficke Joins Cushman & Wakefield As EVP, Global Client Solutions
9 Nov, 2006, New York
Cushman & Wakefield Continues to Attract Top Talent
In a move to further enhance its delivery of client services around the world, Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Bruce W. Ficke, a leading corporate real estate executive, has joined the firm as executive vice president, Global Client Solutions. He was previously international director of corporate solutions for Jones Lang LaSalle.
“Bruce Ficke is a formidable executive in the real estate industry, and his decision to join the Cushman & Wakefield team is directly related to our strong focus on delivering the finest real estate solutions to our clients. It is great news for our clients and our firm as a whole,” said Cushman & Wakefield President and CEO Bruce Mosler.
In his new position, Mr. Ficke will be based in New York City. He will direct and define the Global Client Solutions program for the firm. He will oversee and further develop the core disciplines of the group, which include strategic account management, property and facilities management, project management and lease administration.
John Santora, Cushman & Wakefield’s COO, said, “Cushman & Wakefield has a long history of success in this area, and we expect Bruce to continue to grow the practice and enhance our wide array of services globally.”
“Bruce has the expertise and leadership skills needed to provide our clients with the strategic planning they require,” said Tony Marano, Cushman & Wakefield’s CEO Americas.
Mr. Ficke has overseen the commercial real estate portfolios for some of the world’s largest corporations. Most recently, he managed the Strategic Alliance Partnership for HSBC Bank's portfolio, and oversaw the American Financial Realty Trust portfolio. Prior to that, he oversaw Bank of America’s global portfolio of more than 33 million square feet.
Before JLL, Mr. Ficke co-founded COMPASS Management and Leasing, a real estate services specialist. When COMPASS merged with JLL in 1998, it managed 195 million square feet, including 100 million square feet of corporate space.
Mr. Ficke has nearly 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. His broad range of expertise spans the areas of development, property management, leasing, marketing and construction.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Ficke has an MBA from Southern Methodist University. A member of CORENET, he is globally recognized as an expert authority on corporate real estate.
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