New York–John C. Santora has been named chief executive officer, client solutions at Cushman & Wakefield. This is a new position overseeing one of the firm’s largest operating units. Santora, who has served as president and chief executive officer for the firm’s Americas region since mid-2008, had previously served as global chief operating officer. He is based in New York.
“As we streamline our operations to emphasize quality and consistency of service on a global basis, Santora is uniquely qualified to drive our global corporate services business forward,” says Glenn Rufrano, Cushman & Wakefield’s president and chief executive officer. “Global expertise and coordination is absolutely essential in the delivery of best-in-class services, and John’s institutional knowledge and past experience will be a competitive advantage for our firm.”
As CEO of client solutions, Santora will be responsible for overseeing the largest operating unit at Cushman & Wakefield, with more than 7,000 employees. Cushman & Wakefield’s client solutions division provides property, facilities, project and transaction management, agency leasing and lease administration services to corporate occupiers and investors in commercial real estate worldwide. The firm’s clients include many of the world’s largest corporations and institutional investors. On a global scale, the division manages approximately 600 million square feet of commercial property.
Santora will serve in both capacities until a replacement for the CEO, Americas position is identified.