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April 30, 2018
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Cushman & Wakefield Demonstrated Dedication to Service Delivery, Innovation and Diversity

CHICAGO – Cushman & Wakefield announced its strong commitment to working with suppliers who continually strive to provide innovative solutions and deliver exceptional service at the recent Supplier Innovation Forum and Awards Program.

The inaugural Supplier Innovation Forum and Awards Program brought together more than 85 strategic partners, senior business leaders and Cushman & Wakefield executives to collaborate and explore ideas that drive innovation, strategy and business.

“Our mission is to develop deep and productive relationships with our supplier partners while providing our clients with the best services at the best value,” said Duncan Palmer, Global Chief Financial Officer, Cushman & Wakefield. “We see our suppliers as part of our service delivery process – they help us provide an integrated and innovative approach for better outcomes for our clients. The Supplier Innovation Forum and Awards Program gave us the opportunity to celebrate our suppliers and recognize the great work that they’re doing.” 

As one of the world’s largest property and facilities managers, Cushman & Wakefield developed the supplier relationship management program to drive profitability and innovative solutions for the firm, clients, and supply partners. The Supplier Awards Program recognized outstanding performance in supporting a continuous drive for operating efficiency and delivering greater benefits to clients.

Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to announce the 2018 honorees:

Safety Award Winner – Otis Elevator Company
Innovation/Continuous Improvement Award Winner – Carrier Corporation
Exceptional Service Award Winner – Staples, Inc.
Total Cost Award Winner – Allied Universal
Diversity Excellence Award Winner – RAM Contracting
Partner in Business Development Award Winner – BrightView Landscapes

Each award category is aligned to Cushman & Wakefield’s operating principles and commitment to managing corporate social responsibility.

“Cushman & Wakefield has a strong commitment to working with suppliers that embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of the business,” said Sewell Avant, Vice President, Commercial Procurement, Cushman & Wakefield. “Our supplier diversity program taps into new, innovative and creative resources that drive innovation. Diverse suppliers demonstrate value and help position the firm and our clients for long-term success. We believe a robust Global Corporate Social Responsibility Program is critical to attracting the right talent to serve our clients.”

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm with 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries helping occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 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 or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

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