Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced today that Toby Dodd has been appointed Executive Managing Director, Global Occupier Services, leading the Account Management business across Tri-State, Mid-Atlantic and New England.
Mr. Dodd moves into the role from his previous leadership position within Cushman & Wakefield as Managing Director for the Singapore business, a role he assumed in 2011. He successfully built the Singapore business over the past five years and most recently led over 1,800 employees and market activities across all service lines, including Tenant Representation, Agency Leasing, Capital Markets, Valuation & Advisory, Project Management, Property Management, Facilities Management and Engineering for the Office, Retail and Industrial sectors.
Mr. Dodd will relocate from Singapore to New York City. In his new role Mr. Dodd will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing overall strategy for the firm’s largest occupier client accounts in the region across all service lines, including Facilities Management, Project Development, Transaction Management, Portfolio Administration and Workplace Strategy. He will be responsible for leading a team of over 1,800 and delivering financial performance of the group.
Steve Quick, Chief Executive, Global Occupier Services, at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “We are delighted Toby has agreed to join our Account Management leadership team, particularly given our ambitious growth goals and the overall positive momentum of the company.”
Todd Schwartz, President, Americas Account Management & Operations, Global Occupier Services, said: “Toby has a formidable track record behind him, having worked for the firm for over 15 years across multiple service lines in United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Singapore. He is a demonstrated leader with a keen ability to inspire teams to reach their highest potential.”
Toby Dodd said: “I am delighted to be joining Global Occupier Services and leveraging the experience I have gained across the platform to further contribute to our clients’ real estate portfolios and their businesses. There has never been a more exciting time to work at Cushman & Wakefield as we build on a game changing year in 2015 and continue to develop our market leading talent and attract new professionals to the firm.”
Prior to Mr. Dodd’s role as Managing Director in Singapore, in 2007 he founded Cushman & Wakefield in Vietnam, based in Ho Chi Minh City, and was responsible for developing and leading all country operations. He had relocated to Asia Pacific in 2004, working in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing managing some of the company’s leading corporate real estate accounts across Asia Pacific, including India and China, managing the acquisition of over 7 million square feet of commercial space. Mr. Dodd initially joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2001, working in London and acting for a number of high profile international developers and multinational tenants providing professional real estate services, including leasing, investment and valuation. Mr. Dodd has a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Valuation & Estate Management, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.