Supporting the Talents of the Firm’s Women in Commercial Real Estate

PHOENIX, March 9, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield is committed to gender diversity. The Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) at Cushman & Wakefield focuses on training, networking and mentoring, as well as promoting and recruiting women leaders throughout the entire organization.

Cushman & Wakefield recognizes that women are a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. The mission of this network is to develop and support the talents of the company’s women team members and have meaningful impact on the firm’s performance. Women’s leadership, skills and insight are a strength the firm can leverage to win new clients, attract new talent and transform perception of the industry at large.

The commercial real estate industry is still predominantly male, however the gap is shrinking. Just like every profession, women in commercial real estate face the everyday challenges of gender stereotyping, balancing career and family, and the lack of equal opportunities. For the women at Cushman & Wakefield and the commercial real estate industry, WIN is a step in the right direction to narrow the gap and create more opportunities.

“WIN is an organization for all women within Cushman & Wakefield. From the junior broker fresh out of college to senior level women seeking a place in the C-suite. WIN is for women in every line who wish to help others succeed and to help grow their own careers. WIN is a place where women will be leaders, and where women will have an enormous impact on our company and on our industry,” said Anne Spencer, WIN Chair.

Still in the early stages or rolling out local chapters across the U.S., Phoenix’s chapter was recently established in January of 2017. On March 8, 2017, which was also International Women’s Day, Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix chapter of WIN hosted its first networking event at the Diamondbacks vs. Mexico National Spring Training game at Salt River Fields. Additional events will be planned throughout the year keeping in mind networking, philanthropy and career development.

“Our first event was not only an excellent way to celebrate International Women’s Day but a great kick-off to our Phoenix WIN Chapter. This was the first step toward reaching our chapter goals, which are to provide an environment to network with other like-minded women within our organization, to offer mentorship with women that we may not usually cross paths with and to give back to our community. Overall, I am looking forward to a great year growing the Phoenix WIN Chapter and I am excited to see where it will go,” said Jennifer Liles, WIN Chapter Lead of Phoenix.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries help investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.