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Brian Kriter Named Senior Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to announce Brian Kriter has rejoined the firm as Senior Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory for Canada in our Toronto Central office.

Mr. Kriter joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2004 and was previously the Managing Director of Business Development, where he was responsible for developing new business relationships as well as being interim manager for the downtown Toronto office leasing group. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Kriter spent five years as a top salesperson for IBM Canada, transacting over $50 million in business and ranking in the top 5 per cent of the sales force.

"Brian's energy and commitment will be put to good use, driving new business growth and reinforcing our relationships with existing clients," said John Busi, Executive Vice President/Global Head Valuation & Advisory. "Our Canadian team has an outstanding reputation and a history of working on some of the most complex assignments in the country."

In the short-term Mr. Kriter will be focused on connecting with existing clients, supporting and pursuing new business, and recruiting new talent on the Canadian team.

"It is an honour to take on a service line with a long legacy of outstanding work. The foundation is in place, and I'm looking forward to building and strengthening the team across Canada," said Mr. Kriter. "There is no end of possibilities as we look at a 'client only' approach and build on our past success."

Brian is a business graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and a member of the Toronto Region Board of Trade's Economic Development Committee.

Our Valuation & Advisory (V&A) group is one of the largest and most well-respected real estate valuation practices in the industry. Well-resourced to advise our clients on important equity and debt decisions, we are widely recognized for providing the most sophisticated advice involving complex real estate on a global scale. Our V&A professionals have real-time access to the market data and insights of C&W's brokerage, research, and capital markets experts. Our model - unique to the industry - combines the best of research analytics and real estate consulting expertise. We offer an extensive range of valuation and advisory services related to acquisition, disposition, financing, litigation, and financial reporting in all major markets across Canada.

Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world's major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and management assignments. Founded in 1917, it has approximately 250 offices in 60 countries, employing more than 16,000 professionals. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has nearly $4 billion in assets under management globally. A recognized leader in local and global real estate research, the firm publishes its market information and studies online at www.cushmanwakefield.com/knowledge.

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