About Us

In the DC Metro area, Cushman & Wakefield is consistently ranked among the region’s top real estate advisory firms since opening an office in 1979. Our DC Metro Region has grown to employ more than 650 team members whose critical insights, bias for action, and rigorous focus on results consistently deliver superior value to investors and occupiers of real estate.

 

Market Leadership

For more than three decades, Cushman & Wakefield has served the Washington, DC metropolitan commercial real estate market as an industry leader, and in 2016 was named one of Washington Post’s Top Workplaces and Leasing Firm of the Year and Best in Industry for Project Management by the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association (CREBA). In addition, Cushman & Wakefield was singled out by The National Law Journal as both the #1 Tenant Representation Firm and the #2 Property Management Firm, and is consistently recognized as a top full-service provider by the Washington Business Journal, Real Estate Alert, NAIOP Northern Virginia and Maryland/DC Chapters, Commercial Real Estate Women DC Chapter (CREW DC) and CoStar.

In the DC metro region alone, Cushman & Wakefield completed $190 million in transactions in 2015 and manages over 45 million square feet. We are passionate client advocates who operate as one cohesive and cooperative team across all services lines. Every assignment is staffed with professionals who are committed to delivering superior services that improve our clients’ operations, are customized to their business goals and optimized to deliver success.

 

The DC Advantage

The city of Washington, DC was originally planned by Pierre Charles L’Enfant to be a bold new capital with wide, tree-lined streets reminiscent of Paris. As the nation’s political center, Washington, DC, has earned its spotlight as more than just a center of power. It ranks as a world-class city for its many attributes: thriving, diverse economy, outstanding educational institutions, abundant cultural attractions, magnificent museums, efficient mass transit systems, sustainability leadership and more. With a population of 6 million, the Washington metropolitan area is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the country.

The DC region has a solid employment base, with the Federal Government supporting nearly 3 out of 10 jobs. Many organizations are headquartered in the region to keep ties with the Federal Government. In terms of private industry, the area serves as headquarters for dozens of Fortune 1000 companies in a variety of industries, and boasts growing industries as well. This includes 18 Fortune 500 Company headquarters – fourth in the nation.

Organizations Close to the
Federal Government
Established Industries       Growing Industries
• Law firms
• Civilian & Defense
Contractors
• Non-for-Profits
• Lobbying Firms
• Trade Unions
• Industry Trade Groups
• Professional Associations
• Finance
• Media
• Defense
• Professional Services
• Hospitality
• Energy
• Consumer Products
• Education
• Healthcare
• Public Policy
• Scientific
Research

Long-term stability and a diversified economy make Washington, DC one of the top cities for commercial real estate investment. The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) ranked Washington, DC, as the #4 U.S. city for real estate investment in 2013 and as the #10 city globally for investors’ real estate dollars.

From coast to coast, our innovative culture and collaborative spirit have earned Cushman & Wakefield a spot as one the best places to Work in the United States. From the streets of Washington DC to the beaches of San Diego, our employees are proud to be part of a growing business surrounded by dedicated teammates and pioneering leadership.

Cushman & Wakefield in the DC Metro Region prides itself on being a company dedicated to its employees who are smart, passionate, professional, and collaborative. They are supported and encouraged to learn and grow professionally, while also working hard to build a best-in-class platform with teamwork, camaraderie, client focus and industry expertise. We continue to do our utmost to create a great workplace to support one of our highest priorities: attracting and retaining top talent. We have an ongoing commitment to foster an environment and culture where exceptional people are inspired to innovate and share new and better ways to serve clients and to exceed those clients’ expectations.

At Cushman & Wakefield, we don’t just work in our communities, we belong to them. For the past 19 years, Cushman & Wakefield, formerly Cassidy Turley, before merging with DTZ, has been the proud presenting sponsor of the Annual Race for Hope DC, which benefits the National Brain Cancer Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. Since 1997 the Race has grown to be the country’s largest fundraiser for the brain tumor community and has raised more than $22 million in its history. The firm also actively supports JDRF, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. In addition, several of Cushman & Wakefield’s associates hold board and leadership positions with industry organizations including NAIOP, CREBA, CREW DC and Real Estate Group.

At Cushman & Wakefield, our organization is global, but we are a unified community that values the broad range of human experiences and differences among us. We aspire to lead the business world as a socially and culturally progressive organization that reflects the rich diversity of the global marketplace we serve. Our strength is in our differences. We constantly celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of all ages, sexes, levels, ethnicities, etc.