Celebrating 30: Cushman Brothers Return to Firm

We're celebrating our 30th anniversary by highlighting some of the most significant events in commercial real estate's history. This week: The return of John and Louis Cushman to their family's company. Stay tuned for our weekly posts and follow along with us using the hashtag #CPETurns30.

CPE_30_Logo_skyAs Commercial Property Executive celebrates its 30th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the most significant events in commercial real estate’s history. Stay tuned for our weekly posts highlighting these critical points, and follow along with us on our site and your favorite social media channels using the hashtag #CPETurns30. 

2001

John Cushman, Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield
John Cushman, Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield has gone through many significant changes and monumental moments on its way to reaching 100 years old in 2017. One of those events in its storied history was the return of twin brothers John Cushman and Louis Cushman to the firm their grandfather J. Clydesdale Cushman and great-uncle Bernard Wakefield had founded in 1917. The twins had worked at Cushman & Wakefield before founding their own firm in 1978, Cushman Realty Corp., growing CRC from two offices to 11. In 2001, CRC merged with Cushman & Wakefield, reuniting the brothers with their family’s company. Today, John Cushman serves as chairman while Louis Cushman serves as vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, one of the largest global commercial real estate services firms. 

For more CRE history, check out last week’s post on the opening of the Mall of America.