Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced today that Stefanie Murphy has joined the firm as Vice President, Global Public Relations, and will be based in Chicago.
Within this newly created role, Ms. Murphy is responsible for developing proactive, brand-building strategies and overseeing the firm’s worldwide reputation management practices. Additionally, she will support Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Occupier Solutions (GOS) business to create awareness for this important service line within their targeted segments. Ms. Murphy will report to Brad Kreiger, Global Corporate Communications, and work closely with the PR teams around the globe and Cushman & Wakefield’s executive team and subject matter experts.
“Stefanie brings a rich, global background in real estate, corporate and financial communications, as well as expertise in crisis and issues management,” said Brad Kreiger, Head of Global Corporate Communications, Cushman & Wakefield. “Creating the new position of Global PR Director is further evidence of the accelerated growth of the Cushman & Wakefield brand following the merger with DTZ earlier this year. We recognize the impact of forward-looking PR strategies on our platform and reputation, and couldn’t be happier that Stefanie will be leading the charge.”
"Cushman & Wakefield is in a period of immense momentum, with vast opportunity ahead,” said Murphy. “I’m genuinely excited about contributing to that growth by helping create profile for the brand and demand for its first-class services.”
Ms. Murphy joins from LaSalle Investment Management, subsidiary of JLL, where she served as Global Director of Corporate Communications. She was based in both the London and Chicago offices during her time at LaSalle. Prior to that, Ms. Murphy worked at Penrose Financial in London, England, focused on communications for private equity clients and their portfolio companies. Before her time at Penrose she worked at CKPR and Edelman, in Chicago.
The successful merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ closed September 1, 2015. The firm now operates under the iconic Cushman & Wakefield brand and has a new visual identity and logo that position the firm for the future and reflect its trusted global legacy and wider history. The new Cushman & Wakefield is led by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brett White and Global President Tod Lickerman. The company is majority owned by an investor group led by TPG, PAG, and OTPP.