Cushman & Wakefield creates EMEA Corporate Development Group

Joep Van De Vorstenbosch

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Joep van de Vorstenbosch to lead a new team focused on sourcing, evaluating and executing strategic investments across its EMEA business

Joep joins from Canaccord Genuity Group where he advised pan-EMEA real estate clients on corporate finance and M&A activity. Prior to this Joep, who is Dutch, worked in real estate investment banking at Citi and Deutsche Bank.

In these roles, Joep worked with a variety of real estate companies on a wide range of transactions, including M&A, financial restructuring and equity / debt capital markets transactions. At Cushman & Wakefield, Joep will lead a newly-created EMEA Corporate Development Group supporting key figures in in the firm’s EMEA leadership team.

John Forrester, Chief Executive EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Joep brings a track record of delivery and this is the perfect time for him to join the firm. We have made no secret of the fact that there are parts of our EMEA business we want to strategically enhance if we find the right fit and that process will accelerate with Joep coming on board.”

Joep van de Vorstenbosch, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “It’s very exciting to join Cushman & Wakefield at such an opportune time. I am looking forward to working with the senior team across EMEA to help the business to achieve its growth agenda and further establishing the firm’s position as a global leader in real estate services.”