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C&W Announces That Key Commercial Real Estate Advisors Joins Concordis In Philadelphia
1 Jun, 2005, Philadelphia
Concordis is the nation's first minority and women-owned business group formed toserve the real estate industry
PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 1, 2005--Cushman & Wakefield has announced that Key Commercial Real Estate Advisors has joined Concordis in Philadelphia. Concordis is the nation's first and only alliance of corporate real estate service providers comprised exclusively of minority- and women-owned business enterprises.
Through the strategic alliance, Cushman & Wakefield and Concordis develop and refer business to each other. The relationship between Cushman & Wakefield and Concordis is the first of its kind in the real estate industry and marks a new paradigm for the services sector as a whole.
Concordis was formed in 2003 to ensure that minority and women-owned real estate firms participated in a range of real estate services that resulted from a corporate contract awarded to Cushman & Wakefield.
"Over the last three decades, corporate America has increasingly realized the value of diversity in the workplace and with the supplier channel," said Cushman & Wakefield's John Derham. "The real estate industry has lagged in this regard, but this alliance is a giant step forward. Our agreement with Concordis and Key Commercial Real Estate Advisors gives the end user a solution for meeting their diversity objectives."
Brian K. Edmonds and Jonathon W. Mitchell are Principals of Key Commercial Real Estate Advisors in Philadelphia.
Key Advisors, started by Edmonds and Mitchell in 2003 and currently located in Center City Philadelphia, is a commercial real estate firm specializing in Tenant Representation and is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of PA and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Key Advisors becomes the 11th independent MWE/WBE firm to join Concordis and will represent the Corporation in the Tri-State Area. Concordis previously did not have any representation in the Philadelphia Area.
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Cushman & Wakefield is the world's premier real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, through a combination of our Cushman & Wakefield offices, Alliance and Associate offices, the firm has 158 offices in 48 countries around the globe, and more than 11,000 talented professionals. Cushman & Wakefield delivers integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing and managing on behalf of landlords, tenants, and investors through every stage of the real estate process. These solutions include helping clients to buy, sell, finance, lease, and manage assets. The firm also provides valuation advice, strategic planning and research, portfolio analysis, site selection and space location assistance, among many other advisory services. To find out more about Cushman & Wakefield, please call 1-800-376-3133, or visit the firm's Web site at www.cushwake.com.
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