Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Ed Neild as Head of Portfolio Development in its EMEA Global Occupier Services team.
With a successful career in corporate real estate spanning 20 years, Ed will drive new business growth and promote the firm as a leading provider of integrated solutions to the growing number of global occupiers within the region.
Cushman & Wakefield already works with half of the top-20 Forbes listed occupier clients in EMEA and has ambitions to increase its market presence following its merger in September last year.
Ed joins Cushman & Wakefield from Colliers International where he was Head of Strategy, to work with Michael Creamer developing the global occupier business with new and existing clients. A chartered surveyor by trade, Ed has led corporate occupier teams for many years and is known for delivering innovative portfolio solutions to global names including AIG, AON, Barclays, Lloyds Bank, Clifford Chance, and Thomson Reuters.
James Maddock, Head of EMEA Global Occupier Services for Cushman & Wakefield, said: “I’m delighted Ed is taking up this critically important role on the EMEA GOS Board. Our geographic reach, talent and value creation means we are trusted to advise many of the global brands operating in EMEA. Ed’s strategic approach and market-leading knowledge adds to an already strong team. Together they will build on our mutual successes and enable occupier clients to experience what we offer as the envy of the industry.”
Commenting on his new role, Ed Neild said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Cushman & Wakefield at such an exciting stage in its development and look forward to playing a leading role in driving their new business approach.”
Cushman & Wakefield’s GOS EMEA team works with more than 200 clients in 43 countries, providing services including: strategic consulting; integrated facilities management; project & development services; portfolio administration and transaction management.