Cushman & Wakefield wins the “Mattone d’oro – Real Estate Award" as best real estate advisory company in Italy
3 Mar, 2008, Milan
Milan, March 3rd 2008 - On February 28th Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate service firms, won the “Mattone d’oro” award (the Golden Brick) as the best real estate consultancy company. The prize was awarded in Milan during the Gala Dinner for the “Ballo del Mattone”, the most important Italian real estate event, organized by the monthly magazine RE Real Estate.
Cushman & Wakefield won the “Mattone d’oro – Real Estate Award” as “Best real estate advisory company”. Cushman & Wakefield surpassed CB Richard Ellis, Pirelli & Co Real Estate Facility Management SpA and Reag Real Estate Advisory Group SpA, with over thirty per cent of votes from the guests during the event.
Harry Farthing, Manging Director of Cushman & Wakefield Italy, received the award and stated: “I feel pride and satisfaction in receiving this prize, which rewards the commitment and professionalism that the Italian staff prove every day in complying with our clients’ needs. For this reason I personally thank all the people that have contributed in making Cushman & Wakefield a united and winning team.”
Over 900 guests gathered at the renovated Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Milan, with representatives from some of the major institutions, real estate entrepreneurs, bankers, journalists and show-business celebrities attending the Gala Dinner to award the best projects, the most innovative companies and the leader players of the real estate market. The prizes were awarded on the base of nominations selected by the committee of RE Real Estate to be voted by the guests and a special panel of exponents from the Univeristà Bocconi and the Milan Polytechnic.
Tha Gala event was also an occasion for charity donation. The funds raised during the “Ballo del Mattone” were assigned to two different children’s charity projects: Schools Around the World and Fondazione Riccardo Catella. Schools Around The World is an international Charity Programme conceived by Cushman & Wakefield to raise funds to help young people suffering hardship and to give them a real opportunity to find their place in society. Thanks to the funds raised at the “Ballo del Mattone”, Schools Around The World will be able to realize a new project in Italy, following in the footsteps of its project for the Music Therapy Room of the Piccolo Cottolengo di Tortona which was inaugurated in December 2007.
“Being the person in charge of the Italian projects of Schools Around the World, I am excited to receive the funds of the “Ballo del Mattone”. These funds are a significative contribution to the budget we need to start a new project to help suffering and indigent children. These events represent an excellent opportunity to talk about the activity of the Schools Around The World project, of which we are extremely proud” commented Harry Farthing, who is one of the worldwide trustees of SATW.
For further information, please contact:
Clara Zanussi – Cushman & Wakefield – Tel. +39-02-637991
Sara Meloni / Anna Orlando – Hill&Knowlton – Tel. +39-02-319141
Cushman & Wakefield is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms. Founded in 1917, the firm has 215 offices in 56 countries, and 12,000 talented professionals. Cushman & Wakefield delivers integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing and managing on behalf of landlords, tenants, lenders and investors through every stage of the real estate process. These solutions include representing clients in the buying, selling, financing, leasing and managing of assets. The firm also provides valuation advice, strategic planning and research, portfolio analysis, and site selection and space location assistance, among many other advisory services. To find out more about Cushman & Wakefield, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com