Cushman & Wakefield Hires Up-and-coming Broker John Ozog from Competitor
8 Apr, 2009, Chicago, IL
John Ozog has joined Cushman & Wakefield as an associate, based in the downtown Chicago Office. He will be working alongside associate director Chris Pontarelli and executive director David Findling. Mr. Ozog was previously with NAI Hiffman’s downtown tenant representation team, where he focused on business development and transaction management for both local and national accounts.
"We are excited that John Ozog decided to continue his career at Cushman & Wakefield Chicago," said Aaron Block, senior managing director and co-branch manager for Cushman & Wakefield in Chicago. "John’s pedigree and experience will be a nice addition to star broker David Findling’s downtown tenant representation team. This is a perfect fit for John, David and, most importantly, John’s clients."
David Findling added, "John’s business development prowess combined with our team’s proven track record is a recipe for success, even in this challenging leasing environment."
The addition of John Ozog continues the momentum for C&W Chicago’s office leasing professionals in 2009. Already this year, the David Findling team represented FTI Consulting in its 92,000 square foot renewal at the Franklin Center. In addition, last month Cushman & Wakefield’s Kent Ilhardt represented Willis Group Holdings in its 140,000 square foot new lease and acquisition of naming rights at Sears Tower.
"Bringing John into our proven, international tenant representation platform is part of our focus on attracting Chicago’s next generation of talent and delivering the highest level of service to our clients," said Michael McKiernan, executive managing director and co-branch manager for Cushman & Wakefield in Chicago.
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