Cushman & Wakefield Hires Industry Veteran in Australia
1 Dec, 2010, Australia
Global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, has announced that David Woolford has joined as Managing Director, Australia. David will be based in Sydney and assumes this role on 1st December 2010. David’s focus will be on growing and developing the Cushman & Wakefield platform in Australia, whilst enhancing the firm’s market position.
David is an industry veteran and has had a successful career spanning over 28 years. His most recent role was as the CEO of Knight Frank Australia. He was also a member of the Knight Frank Asia Pacific Board.
Glenn Rufrano, Global CEO for Cushman & Wakefield commented: "Australia is an important market for Cushman & Wakefield. We believe that the time is right to make significant investments for our future there. We plan to open more offices and expand our service line platform to meet our clients’ expectations."
Sanjay Verma, CEO Asia Pacific for Cushman & Wakefield comments: "David is one of the most respected and senior real estate professionals in the Australian market and is the ideal leader to take Cushman & Wakefield to the next level in this very important market. I firmly believe that David’s joining of our senior leadership team in Asia is an exciting & significant milestone for Cushman & Wakefield and is fully in sync with our overall strategy to create a dominant position for our business and brand.
David Woolford stated: "I am delighted to be joining Cushman & Wakefield which is a very well established and respected global brand and has tremendous potential to grow in Australia. I am excited to be part of their global expansion strategy and look forward to grow the Australian business rapidly."