Cushman & Wakefield Hires Marc Franco to Lead East Region Investor Services and Institutional Client Care

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the real estate services firm has hired Marc Franco as Managing Director, Investor Services, where he will focus on institutional client care in the East Region of the U.S. He will work in partnership with Kristina Wollan who leads Investor Services in the West Region. Franco will be based out of the firm’s Midtown Manhattan office.

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Marc Franco (Photo: Business Wire)

Marc Franco (Photo: Business Wire)

In his new role, Franco will be responsible for ensuring the firm’s institutional investor clients benefit from the firm’s broad, integrated platform of investor services, including Capital Markets, Agency Leasing, Property Management, Valuation & Advisory and Project & Development Services.

“Marc’s extensive investor services expertise has resulted in the ability to truly understand clients' specific business goals, identify potential challenges and uncover unique opportunities. He brings 25 years of experience advising institutional clients, having managed a diverse portfolio of assets through the full real estate lifecycle and creating value through an integrated approach. Coupled with his knowledge and skills in navigating complex situations, Marc will play a key role in developing customized solutions for our investor clients that enhance both the performance and value of their real estate investments, making him an invaluable addition to the Cushman & Wakefield team," said Dan Broderick, President, Americas Advisory.

"This marks an exciting new chapter for our team. Marc's ownership mindset honed over the last decade, plus his direct experience with Cushman & Wakefield’s best-in-class investor services, will help him scale up to quickly become a trusted resource to our strategic clients in the East. I’m excited to partner with him alongside our service line and geographic leaders to ensure our key clients receive the level of attention, innovation, proprietary insights and consistency of experience they need and expect," said Wollan.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Franco was a Senior Vice President with USSA International, the U.S. subsidiary of PIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for helping to build relationships between U.S.-based companies and the Giga-Project developments in KSA. Prior to USSA, Marc was Head of Real Estate Asset Management for the Americas at Credit Suisse, where he was responsible for managing a multi-billion dollar office portfolio throughout North America, covering 14 cities across the U.S. and Canada. He also held positions at Mitsui Fudosan America, The Praedium Group, GVA Williams and Reckson Associates.

“We continue to strengthen our investor services platform, providing our institutional clients with data, insights and advice that create value through these challenging market conditions,” added Toby Dodd, President, Northeast Region. “We’re delighted to welcome Marc to the team, as we continue attracting industry leading talent that fuels our market share growth.”

Franco earned his undergraduate degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and his MBA from Hofstra University. He was previously a board member on Warren Township’s Board of Education, serving as the president in 2021.

Franco’s headshot can be downloaded here.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global commercial real estate services firm for property owners and occupiers with approximately 52,000 employees in nearly 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2023, the firm reported revenue of $9.5 billion across its core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, and valuation and other services. It also receives numerous industry and business accolades for its award-winning culture and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), sustainability and more. For additional information, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com.

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