Cushman & Wakefield adds senior PwC recruits to Advisory+

29 May 2024 2 min. read
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Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield has further bolstered its newly-minted Advisory+ division through five senior recruits from Big Four firm PwC.

Following its launch earlier this year, Advisory+ has welcomed David McDougall as a partner in its Melbourne office. Elizabeth Walsh, Leonie Grover and George Housakos also cross to Advisory+ from PwC as associate partners, while newly-added director Guillaume Babille joins via a brief stint at Scyne Advisory.

The appointments and build up of its consulting branch coincide with the elevation of Noral Wild (ex-EY and JLL) as Cushman & Wakefield’s new A/NZ chief executive officer.

Cushman & Wakefield adds senior PwC recruits to Advisory+

Now the fourth Advisory+ partner alongside founding trio Alan Herrman, Christina Hobbes and managing partner Ross Hamilton (all ex-PwC), McDougall joins after spending the past eight and a half years at the Big Four firm, preceded by a stint at Aecom. His appointment marks somewhat of a homecoming, having also spent seven years at later Cushman & Wakefield merger partner DTZ in the UK.

“David’s appointment marks a significant milestone for our Advisory+ division,” stated Hamilton. “His proven track record of delivering impactful solutions and driving business growth aligns seamlessly with our strategic objectives. We are confident that David's leadership will enhance our capabilities and reinforce our commitment to delivering unparalleled value to our clients.”

Together, the advisory division’s other new senior leadership recruits add in excess of eight decades worth of combined infrastructure and real estate industry experience, roughly half of that spent in senior roles at PwC and acquisition PPB, with Walsh also serving for over a decade at EY.

With the exception of Babille in Sydney, the other recruits are listed as based out of Melbourne.