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Heading back to work: What Cushman & Wakefield is doing around the globe to help

June 22, 2020

Heading back to work: What Cushman & Wakefield is doing around the globe to help

Brett White

Executive Chairman & CEO of Cushman & Wakefield

Brett White discusses heading back to work and what Cushman & Wakefield is doing around the globe to help.

On June 17, Walker & Dunlop's CEO, Willy Walker, hosted another installment of the Walker Webcast with Brett White, the CEO of Cushman & Wakefield.

The two industry leaders discussed:

  • The need for an additional stimulus bill or renter assistance programs
  • Brett’s career path from biology major to a CRE industry leader
  • How protectionist policies and tariffs impact the CRE industry
  • What China, and other countries, are doing to track and address COVID outbreaks
  • How offices adjust their usage of space in order to safely bring employees back 

A bit about each speaker:

Willy Walker
Willy Walker

Willy Walker is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. With a $32B transaction volume in 2019, Walker & Dunlop is ranked top three with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD.

Brett White

Brett White has served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield since 2015. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Brett had a 28-year career with CBRE, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2012 and President from 2001 to 2005. He was also a member of CBRE’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2013.

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