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John Forrester to Succeed Brett White as CushWake CEO

John Forrester, currently Cushman & Wakefield’s global president, will become the firm’s CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Brett White will remain executive chairman, a role he’s held at Cushman & Wakefield since 2015.

“I began my work here as executive chairman, and, given the firm’s strong performance and bright future, now is the right time for me to return to that role,” said White.

In his current role, Forrester has direct operational and management oversight of all of the firm’s service lines and regions (Americas, EMEA and APAC). Forrester joined Cushman & Wakefield predecessor DTZ in 1988, and served as group chief executive, before DTZ’s eventual merger with Cushman & Wakefield in 2015.

“I’m honored to continue leading this great organization, now as the chief executive. Our people and our brand carry incredible momentum as we continue to lead the industry through this global recovery,” said Forrester.

Pictured: John Forrester.


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