IN a move to expand its advisory services platform in the Asia Pacific region, Cushman & Wakefield its new Advisory+ team that will partner with clients on complex built environment projects.
The team will aim to provide end-to-end, sector-specific advisory services from conceptualisation and planning phases through to execution.
Ross Hamilton has been made partner and appointed as head of Cushman & Wakefield Advisory+, Asia Pacific. Hamilton brings over three decades of experience in the professional real estate advisory sector, including 17 years as a Partner at EY and PwC in a professional journey that has spanned Australia and south east Asia.
Christina Hobbes and Alan Herrman have also been appointed as partner, Cushman & Wakefield Advisory+, Australia & New Zealand.
Hobbes has over three decades of experience in property development across multiple sectors including residential, retail and commercial. Her expertise spans both private and public sectors, including positions with government entities such as Landcom, UrbanGrowth NSW, and roles in precincts across government portfolios. She has also contributed to private sector giants including Stockland.
Herrman has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, infrastructure and funds management roles in Australia, as well as across the United Kingdom, Europe and south east Asia. Previous roles include working as a partner at PwC. For the past eight years, he has also maintained a position on the board of Aboriginal Housing Victoria.
“Advisory+ leverages the wealth of knowledge within Cushman & Wakefield while drawing upon the seasoned expertise of real estate advisory professionals with backgrounds from renowned ‘big four’ consulting firms,” said Matthew Bouw, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield APAC.
“These specialists bring a heightened level of in-depth, sophisticated thinking and methodology to address challenges in the built environment, ultimately delivering customised and value accretive solutions for our clients.”
Cushman & Wakefield has an existing platform of over 500 specialist advisors working with clients on a daily basis across the Asia Pacific region.
Hamilton said, “We’ve joined Cushman & Wakefield as we look to harness their technical and transactional capabilities, backed by sophisticated data, analytics and AI platforms, to help our clients make the best possible decisions for their real estate assets and the communities in which they are situated across the Asia Pacific region.”