Cushman & Wakefield’s clients across the globe can expect a strong bias for action, a rigorous focus on results, value created through insight, and the right people powered by the right platform — on every assignment, every time. Our capabilities truly reflect client needs, and client success reflects the strategic execution of this business model, our progressive world view, and the value derived from the industry’s top talent worldwide.
Discover the strength in our differences.
The world and industry in which both we and our clients operate is changing rapidly. There are significant behavioural shifts in how we choose to work, shop and live. We are seeing the emergence of new business and operating models, and technology offers exciting prospects to create a better world. With change comes both opportunity and risk. At Cushman & Wakefield we believe in being proactive about change, challenging our clients to think differently about real estate, and taking ownership of our own destiny. Collectively we have called this response ‘Futures’. Futures is made up of a number of initiatives designed to drive innovation and creativity within our business, and drive an industry conversation around change. For more information on the initiatives we are running to stay ahead of the curve, please visit our website.
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is an essential aspect of good people management at Cushman & Wakefield, both now and in the future. Our new D&I programme known as Inspire highlights diversity in many forms. Our business seeks to create an all-encompassing workplace where staff can truly be themselves and their differences are respected. It's about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual, who can then reach their full potential. While UK legislation sets minimum standards, Cushman & Wakefield's D&I programme seeks to go beyond legal compliance to add value for its staff and clients and business. The group operates several different committees committed to diversity and inclusion: Gender, LGBTQ, Mental & Physical Health, Work/Life Solutions, Socio-Economic backgrounds and Ethnicity & Culture.
We are proud to be a founding partner of CREATION – CREATION is a networking organisation for those at the start of their property career. It is an inclusive network that joins like-minded people together, offering free, interactive property events and networking opportunities. This includes, Quarterly events on current property 'hot topics' (Events won't be your usual CPD - expect fun interactive sessions and discussions), Additional networking and socialising events. Meeting new people in similar situations, and building your own network by interacting with graduates from a range of organisations across the industry from competitor to client.
Our values, reflected in our partners.
CREW Network’s mission is to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. It is the largest female networking group in the world, supporting more than 10,000 members through business and leadership development, industry research and career outreach. Cushman & Wakefield is the international sponsor for CREW, and is leading CREW expansion into the UK.
CHANGING THE FACE OF PROPERTY
We are currently members of the Changing Face of Property which is an initiative run by a group of property firms to raise awareness of great career opportunities across the property functions, as well as committing to creating a more inclusive sector.
WOMEN IN PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE BALANCE
Cushman & Wakefield are proud to be members of Women in Property and Real Estate Balance. Women in Property creates opportunities, expands knowledge and inspires change for women working in the property and construction industry. Their extensive network links members to fellow professionals across sectors and across the UK. Real Estate Balance is an association run by a group of female and male leaders from different organisations and disciplines engaged in real estate who are focussed on addressing the gender imbalance in the sector.
OTHER RELATED MEMBERSHIPS
We are part of the Stonewall LGBT charity, the Diversity Champion Programme and Working families, a work life balance organisation. Finally, we are also members of Lionhart, a charity for RICS professionals, past and present, alongside their families, which provides financial, health & wellbeing, counselling, work related support and legal advice.
Cushman & Wakefield is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the industry so that we can put our clients at the centre of what’s next in real estate. Critical to this is ensuring we offer clear career paths and a variety of career progression and development opportunities. However, it is up to you to take personal responsibility for your development and own and manage your career at C&W. In order to put our clients and our people at the centre of what’s next we need to ensure we are giving you the right opportunities for regular feedback to enable you to develop in line with business and personal goals. One of the ways we do this is through our mandatory performance management process, which takes bi-annually at C&W.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
We offer a range of Learning and Development solutions to make sure we keep a strong focus on developing our best people at all levels. Our training includes role-aligned blended programmes, online learning courses, team development sessions and personality profiling. Solutions cover a range of topics that include, management/leadership development, business development, operational management, pitching and presenting skills and career development.
Additionally, we offer specific learning opportunities for those people right at the start of their commercial real estate careers.