Rupert Dodson, Chair of Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA Valuation & Advisory team, will retire at the end of the year following a 41-year career at the firm. He is succeeded in his regional role by Jean-Philippe Carmarans who also leads the firm’s Valuation & Advisory team in France.
Dodson first joined the firm in 1978 as a graduate, with what was then Healey & Baker, and progressed through multiple roles including opening the firm’s London Docklands department (now Canary Wharf), serving as Head of London West End office agency, Head of UK Valuation & Advisory and Global Co-Head of Valuation & Advisory and UK Chairman.
Since the global merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ in 2015, Dodson has chaired the firm’s EMEA Valuation & Advisory team. Its 600 specialists valued more than 80,000 properties last year with a combined value of approximately €1.25 trillion.
Colin Wilson, Chief Executive Officer EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “It is incredibly rare to serve as a ‘one-firm-man’ for so long and to have done so reflects the value that Rupert has delivered for the firm and his clients across more than four decades. Since joining as a graduate, Rupert has contributed enormously to Cushman & Wakefield both in terms of our growth as a business and within the firm as a popular and highly-respected senior leader. We wish him the very best in his well-earned retirement.
“I’m pleased to confirm Jean-Philippe as his successor. His experience of serving large pan-European clients will be highly valuable to our EMEA Valuation & Advisory business.”
Rupert Dodson added: “I feel privileged to have led such a fulfilling career at Cushman & Wakefield. Valuation and advisory work sits at the very heart of the real estate industry and, like the industry itself, has undergone significant change over the course of my career. Valuation has become a regulated global profession to the benefit of all those who use real estate appraisals in their decision making. It has been an incredible journey, advising investor clients through many cycles. I’m delighted to be passing the baton to Jean-Philippe who has built and leads a very strong team in France and will drive forward the EMEA team to further success.”
In addition to Jean-Philippe Carmarans’s confirmation as Chair of EMEA Valuation & Advisory, Karen Clements will be taking on a new role as Head of Operations within the team. She will perform this regional role while continuing as Managing Director, UK Valuation & Advisory which she was appointed to last year.