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Cushman & Wakefield hires Guy Grundy to head Corporate Occupier Team in France
26 Jul, 2012, France
Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services firm, has appointed leading occupier expert Guy Grundy as a Partner and Head of Occupier Representation in France.
Guy joins Cushman & Wakefield in September after 16 years at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Paris where he was most recently Head of International Corporate Solutions advising on numerous significant tenant rep assignments for clients such as Accenture, Morgan Stanley and Microsoft. Other recent major client assignments include Sony Europe and Ogilvy & Mather. Prior to that, he spent six years in London at Goddard and Smith, gaining wide experience servicing retail and local authority clients before moving to France in 1990.
Guy will be based in Cushman & Wakefield’s Paris office and will be specifically focused on developing the Firm’s occupier representation business covering transaction and project management specialising in lease acquisition, disposals, consultancy, lease negotiations and lease renewals.
Guy will be a senior member of Cushman & Wakefield’s 1,050 strong Corporate Occupier & Investor Services (CIS) team in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) which is led by Michael Creamer. Cushman &Wakefield’s CIS clients in EMEA include, Everything Everywhere, Unilever, National Australia Group, Ericsson, Kraft, Thomson Reuters, GE, 3M, Ford and BT.
Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield in EMEA said: “Guy is a leading expert in his field with an exemplary track record. We have made great strides in achieving our strategic growth plan in France over the past few years and the appointment of Guy completes a first class leadership team in Paris and significantly enhances our service offer to major corporate occupiers across France.”
Olivier Gerard, Managing Partner of Cushman & Wakefield in France said; “Guy will be a driving force in generating new business by leveraging his market insight and our leading European and global corporate occupier services network. Guy’s experience in both the UK and France will serve us well as we continue to grow this service line and deliver best in class services to our clients.”
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