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Cushman promotes Kells

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CUSHMAN & Wakefield have appointed their own Damian Kells to head of integrated facilities management for the Asia Pacific region.

Kells was promoted to the position after 25 years in corporate real estate and facilities management and having joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2019. In his three years with the group, Kells, led the operations of the firm’s facilities and workplaces services program and the project management of commercial operations.

Kells will be based in Singapore and will report to Cameron Ahrens, head of global occupier services (GOS), Asia Pacific at Cushman & Wakefield. Kells will also join the GOS Asia Pacific leadership team.

“Cushman & Wakefield has always placed great emphasis on recognising the contributions and achievements of our people and providing talents with opportunities to grow their career with us. Not only does Damian bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, he has continuously demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and expertise to elevate our business,” said Ahrens.

In his new position Kells will head up the IFM business, creating an industry leading differentiated model and leveraging global best practices to enrich service delivery for clients in the region.

“I look forward to Damian’s leadership of our IFM business in Asia Pacific and confident that he  will be able to propel the business to greater heights while continuing to deliver optimum results for our growing portfolio of clients in the region,” added Ahrens.

Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, Kells held senior leadership positions at CBRE and JLL and has throughout his career managed diverse teams across the Asia Pacific region and worked with both international and domestic clients.

“Cushman & Wakefield is known for our high-performing and collaborative culture and has provided me with many opportunities to strengthen and expand my skill sets. I am very excited by the prospects ahead of us and look forward to leading my team to drive service excellence and bring best-in-class practices and solutions to our clients across the Asia Pacific region,” said Kells.

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