In the News 2018-06-19T06:12:37+00:00

In the News

Covenant House Sleep Out: Hendrik Zessel’s Take Aways

On November 19th, Hendrik Zessel, Senior Managing Director of our Vancouver office participated in the 4th annual Covenant House Sleep Out: Executive Edition, raising awareness and funds for the homeless youth of Vancouver. With nothing but a cardboard box and a sleeping bag, himself and many other community leaders spent a night outdoors to experience firsthand the hardships hundreds of youth battle each and every day on the streets of Vancouver. The participants of this year’s event collectively raised over $683,000 to help struggling youth on the streets of Vancouver. “I learned a lot from this experience but what resonated with me the most is the lack of resources for these kids in our community” said Zessel. “I learned that there are limited shelters in Vancouver and that each have a short shelf life for each person and so onto the next they go or back on the streets.  The Covenant House [...]

December 2nd, 2015|

Mount Pleasant’s First Industrial Heritage Reno To Become New Business Hub

  You probably wouldn’t notice one of Vancouver’s very few industrial heritage buildings if you walked past it. It’s a fairly non-descript concrete block at the corner of 5th and Ontario. But look up and you’ll see a touch of art deco detailing on a building that harkens back to an earlier time in the city’s history. The building was designed in 1942 by Henry Holdsby Simmonds, the architect behind the iconic Vogue and Stanley Theatres and it’s a rare example of existing industrial heritage in the city. This one is getting preserved, renovated and re-imagined, thanks to PC Urban’s vision to take the shell of the building and turn it into a new, vibrant business hub with retail and office space in a neighborhood severely lacking in both. It will soon go from a run-down, austere 20,000 square foot building into a brand new, 54,000 square foot, 6-storey business [...]

December 1st, 2015|

Covenant House Sleep Out: Executive Edition

Giving back to the community has always been a part of the Cushman & Wakefield fabric.  As an organization we know the importance of helping those who are less fortunate – especially those that are close to home. Hendrik Zessel, Senior Managing Director of our Vancouver office has been a proud supporter of the Covenant House and this year has decided to participate in– sparked by a challenge from a client-  the Covenant House Sleep Out To Support Homeless Youth challenge.   On November 19 Hendrik will sleep outdoors with no reprieve from the cold Canadian winter along with many other c-suite executives, senior executives and public figures to bring awareness to this problem. Homelessness is something that no matter where we live we can’t avoid.  It’s a heartbreaking reality of today’s society and an important issue we can’t ignore.  Many of the youth who make their way through the [...]

November 9th, 2015|

Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ Announce Completion of Merger

Earlier this fall, the announcement of the merger between Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ was realeased. The new Cushman & Wakefield draws on the best of both legacy organizations to create one of the world’s largest real estate services firms, with a combined total of $5 billion in revenue, 43,000 employees, more than 4.3 billion square feet under management, and $191 billion in transaction value. Cushman & Wakefield will be led by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brett White and Global President Tod Lickerman. For the official Press Release and video;         Press Release      |      Video

November 9th, 2015|

Cushman & Wakefield Attend Grand Opening of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Vancouver Airport opened to huge fanfare on 9 July 2015 as the first designer outlet to serve the Vancouver metropolitan market. The Cushman & Wakefield retail team attended the grand opening along with record breaking crowds. The centre is a fashion lover's paradise; offering some of the most sought-after international and North American brands, with advertised year-round savings of up to 70%, all in a stylish, easy-to-shop environment. BOSS (Hugo Boss), Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Brooks Brothers, and more than 30 designer shops are now open for business. McAuthurGlen experienced an unprecedented record breaking turnout of 160,000 shoppers over the opening weekend. Record turnouts have revealed how Canadian consumers no longer need to cross the border for premium outlet shopping. In contrast the weak condition of the Canadian dollar will likely bring an influx of Americans tourists into Canadian shopping malls. McArthurGlen is the first of [...]

July 21st, 2015|