Cushman & Wakefield launches Global Japan Desk
29 May, 2009, Tokyo
Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately held commercial real estate services firm, announced today that it will further strengthen its cross-border capabilities by launching a Global Japan Desk.
As a collaborative forum of the firm’s Japanese and Japanese-speaking professionals around the world, the Desk will serve as a strategic resource for Japanese firms expanding beyond their home borders.
Despite contracting economies, Japanese corporate and investor clients continue to explore expansion opportunities in established and emerging markets around the world.
Led by Cushman & Wakefield’s Chairman of the Board, John Cushman; Michael Thompson, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield in Asia Pacific; and Todd Olson, Executive Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield in Japan, the Global Japan Desk unites a multi-disciplinary team of real industry veterans drawn from three continents: Asia Pacific, Europe and North, Central & South America.
"The Global Japan Desk is both a differentiator and practical instrument in securing and servicing the business of Japanese companies," explains John Cushman. “The Group’s command of the language, as well as its experience with and understanding of the unique business culture of Japanese firms can be invaluable in such pursuits."
"Due to the current economic challenges facing companies within Japan, we see several firms looking to expand operations and market share outside of the country. We want to support this overseas expansion and have created a strong Global Japan Desk in place in advance of the economic recovery.” explains Todd Olson. "Japanese clients are accustomed to and require a high level of service delivery that we feel can best be serviced by a Japan Desk Member, as the Single Point of Contact and supported by our Japan operations."