NEW YORK, January 28, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that commercial real estate veteran, Pay Wu has joined the firm as an Executive Managing Director, Strategic Consulting for the Tri State Region. In this role, Ms. Wu will specialize in workplace and location strategy and the development of headquarters and regional master plan strategies throughout the Tri-State Region. She will be based at the firm’s Midtown Manhattan office.
“Real estate decisions are more complex now than ever before, and large companies are looking to us to be at the forefront of changes and trends in workplace strategies,” said John Santora, Vice Chairman, President, Tri-State Region. “Pay’s expertise in global portfolio and workplace strategies and proven approach to business unit growth make her a strong addition to the Cushman & Wakefield platform. She is the perfect leader to guide our clients in making the best real estate decisions during this transformative time in the industry.”
Ms. Wu comes to Cushman & Wakefield with over 25 years of experience driving strategy, operations and global portfolio and workplace strategies for Fortune 500 companies. She most recently served as Senior Vice President, Head of North American Corporate Real Estate Client Relationship Management for TD Bank where she led portfolio strategy and workplace experience for TD businesses spanning 11MM SF. Previous to her position at TD Bank, she held roles at American Express and Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Pay additionally serves as a Senior Advisor for CoreNet Global NYC Board of Directors.
“With Cushman & Wakefield’s deep institutional knowledge, revered talent, and united global platform, I am eager to get started in leading the Strategic Consulting practice for such an important region,” said Pay Wu. “As the industry continues to innovate and change, I am excited to work with a firm that remains ahead of the curve and consistently looks to what’s next in commercial real estate.”
Ms. Wu succeeds Jeff Lessard in this role, and will continue his efforts to lead and grow the Strategic Consulting business throughout the region. Jeff continues to be a member of the Americas Strategic Consulting leadership team at Cushman & Wakefield, where he will provide Portfolio and Location Strategy services nationwide.
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