John C. Cushman III

Chairman, Global Transactions, Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Prior to becoming chairman, and subsequently co-chairman of Cushman & Wakefield Inc., John C. Cushman III was acknowledged as the top office leasing broker in the country. He began his career with Cushman & Wakefield in 1963 in New York. In 1967, he moved to Los Angeles to open Cushman & Wakefield’s office in Southern California. John and his twin brother, Louis, started Cushman Realty Corp., which merged with Cushman & Wakefield Inc. in 2001. Cushman & Wakefield merged with DTZ in 2015. He is a member of the Boy Scouts National Executive Board, Boy Scouts Foundation, and President’s Leadership Council. He is a former trustee of the Urban Land Institute, former member and director of the Real Estate Roundtable, and formerly a director of the National Park Foundation. Cushman is also a trustee emeritus of Colgate University.

Enjoy most: Being a part of a multidisciplined team that focuses on commercial solutions for our clients.

Proudest moment: Watching each of my four sons pursue multiple degrees in higher education.

Best advice: “The early bird gets the worm” and “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

Most excited: Working with young people at Cushman & Wakefield who are passionate and committed.

Fun fact: Most people think I hardly ever sleep but, in fact, I enjoy a good rest from time to time.

Alma Maters: Bachelor’s, Colgate University; Master’s, Harvard Business School.

Bucket list: A flight into outer space.

Beverage: Zaca Mesa Winery Black Bear Block Syrah.

Hobby/passion: Golf, fly-fishing, horseback riding.

Favorite destination: London and Paris.