Cushman & Wakefield has announced that John Forrester, currently Cushman & Wakefield’s Global President, will become CEO, effective January 1, 2022. Brett White will remain Executive Chairman, a role he’s held at Cushman & Wakefield since 2015. As Executive Chairman, Brett White will remain an employee of Cushman & Wakefield, and will continue to lead strategy, M&A and succession planning, alongside Forrester. Cushman & Wakefield have already enjoyed great success in the Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2021.
“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 Brett White, Cushman & Wakefield Chief Executive Officer. “John is a deeply admired and respected leader both inside our firm and across our industry. His high level of integrity, exceptional work ethic, deep client knowledge and strong global relationships, make him the obvious choice as our next CEO.”
In his current role as Cushman & Wakefield’s Global President, Forrester has direct operational and management oversight of all of the firm’s service lines and regions (Americas, EMEA and APAC). He is a member of the Global Executive Committee and Global Management Board. 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 honoured to continue leading this great organisation, now as the Chief Executive. Our people and our brand carry incredible momentum as we continue to lead the industry through this global recovery”– John Forrester, Global President, Cushman & Wakefield.