CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD STRENGTHENS SWEDISH OPERATION WITH ARRIVAL OF LEADING CAPITAL MARKETS TEAM

C&W New Sweden Team December 2014
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Cushman & Wakefield this week welcomes the arrival of a new Swedish capital markets team who join from Catella Corporate Finance and who will significantly bolster its capital markets presence in Sweden and the Nordic region.  

The new team who are widely regarded as the market leaders in the region include: Anders Nordvall who becomes the new CEO of Cushman & Wakefield’s Swedish operation; Niklas Zuckerman, Per Hagman, Daniel Anderbring, Ola Jacobsson and Erik Dansbo. Thomas Persson, will join the firm in early 2015. They all join the firm at partner-level.

Sweden is increasingly being targeted by international capital. The new partners will be able to tap into real estate capital flows from Asia, the Americas and Europe as they will form an integral part of Cushman & Wakefield’s highly regarded global investment team. They will also work closely with Jan-Willem Bastijn, Cushman & Wakefield’s head of EMEA capital markets and Koen Nevens, the business’ Benelux and Sweden chairman.

Anders Nordvall, the incoming CEO of Cushman & Wakefield in Sweden said: “Sweden is increasingly under the spotlight for international investors and we see enormous potential to capture a dominant market share of the transactional activity in the in the Nordic region over the coming months. As an experienced and established team we will ‘hit the ground running’ this month and being embedded within the Cushman & Wakefield global capital markets platform gives us a significant competitive advantage and we are very much looking forward to working with our new colleagues on exciting cross border opportunities.”

He continued: “We are anticipating large volumes of capital markets activity in 2015 and we will be announcing new hires to further strengthen our team in the coming months.” 

Cushman & Wakefield’s international CEO, Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano, said: “Momentum continues to build as investor confidence firmly returns to the European and global markets, with gateway cities being progressively more important in attracting capital into Europe. The arrival of Anders and the team will transform our capital markets capability in Sweden and propel us into a position where we are a leading player in the country for real estate investment advice.”

Other recent capital markets hires at Cushman & Wakefield include James Beckham to lead Cushman & Wakefield’s capital markets team in London; Markus Schmitt-Habersack as Chairman of capital Markets in Germany and Brian Tucker, head of shopping centre investment in Munich. These hires are further evidence of the firm’s commitment to create a leading capital markets platform in Europe and globally. 

Cushman & Wakefield recently reported record revenue and improved profitability in the first half of 2014. Its global capital markets group continued positive momentum with H1 2014 commission and service fee revenue growth of 20.2% as the improved credit environment and lower interest rates boosted capital flows across investor classes.

The business’ EMEA capital markets team transacted and advised on more than €26 billion of real estate deals last year, while the first half of 2014 has seen the practice involved in a raft of high profile transactions which resulted in it being ranked as the top UK broker in Q2 for acquisitions.