C&W Bolsters Houston Platform with 2 Top Investment Sales Recruits

David Boyd and Brandon Bean join company’s growing Capital Markets group

Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm, announced David Boyd and Brandon Bean have joined the company’s Capital Markets group in Houston.

Mr. Boyd, who is rejoining Cushman & Wakefield, was most recently a Senior Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). He will focus on leveraging Cushman & Wakefield’s office investment sales throughout the Houston area as a Senior Director. Mr. Bean joins Cushman & Wakefield from Avison Young and will serve as an Associate specializing in investment sales in Houston’s multifamily sector.

“We are delighted to welcome David and Brandon to Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets team in Houston,” said John C. Cushman, III, Co-Chairman of the Board of Cushman & Wakefield. “Their presence on our team reflects our commitment to execute on our vision to provide the most creative and innovative services on a consistent basis, to drive meaningful value to our clients.”

Mr. Boyd originally joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2005 as an analyst in the firm’s Dallas office. He later became a Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s New York office where he served from 2007 to 2010. He began his career with Orix Capital Markets, LLC in Dallas as an analyst involved in the underwriting and purchase of significant CMBS bond positions and direct equity investments.

At JLL, Mr. Boyd was among a team of four senior partners who spearheaded the development of the firm’s capital markets platform in New York. During his career, he has completed $15.2 billion in commercial property sales transactions including single asset and portfolio sales of Class A office towers, top-tier suburban office properties, premier retail assets, and high-end apartment buildings.

“I am excited to rejoin Cushman & Wakefield to work with such an impressive group of colleagues,” said Mr. Boyd. “During the past few years, I have witnessed a transformation taking shape at the firm and I am convinced the company’s strategic plan, entrepreneurial culture, and consistent service mix have positioned it to become the region’s preeminent service provider. I look forward to capitalizing on the Cushman & Wakefield’s robust service platform while introducing my strong foreign and domestic relationships from New York to the Texas markets of Houston, Austin and Dallas.”

Mr. Bean has more than eight years of experience in the valuation, underwriting, acquisition and disposition of investment sales transactions. The Texas Multifamily Advisory team he is joining has sold in excess of $2.4 billion in multi-housing properties in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, as well as many secondary markets throughout Texas, in the last five years. The team is spearheaded by Senior Director Ed Nwokedi, CCIM, who was recruited in 2006 to bolster the Multifamily Advisory Group in Houston. Since that time, Cushman & Wakefield in Houston has enhanced its multifamily investment sales capabilities with six key hires.

“Cushman & Wakefield is a great fit for me. I am excited to join a great team in the organization and to work collaboratively to continue Cushman & Wakefield’s preeminent status in the marketplace,” says Mr. Bean.

Both Mr. Boyd and Mr. Bean carry a master of land economics and real estate from Texas A&M University. Mr. Boyd earned his bachelor of arts in history from Southern Methodist University and Mr. Bean earned his bachelor of business administration in information and operations management from Texas A&M University.