Cushman & Wakefield opens office in Düsseldorf
- New office goes operational at the end of the year
- Initial focus to be on commercial rentals, other services to follow
Düsseldorf, December 2018 – International consultancy Cushman & Wakefield is continuing to expand in Germany, opening a new office in Düsseldorf at the end of this year, its sixth location in Germany in addition to its existing offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, and Leipzig.
“Düsseldorf is an economically dynamic city and we see a lot of potential there,” says Yvo Postleb, Head of Cushman & Wakefield Germany. “Our expansion strategy for Germany targets sustainable growth based on opening locations to respond to market demand,” he explains, adding that the new Düsseldorf office “will allow us to offer our customers in the Rhine/Ruhr region even better consulting services and even better business solutions.”
Starting with an office agency for commercial rentals, Cushman & Wakefield plans to successively add other services from its portfolio to the new location at Schadowstraße 56 to make it a full-service site. The initial office agency set up will be carried out by experienced managers Luisa Rotthaus and Martin Höfler, with Luisa Rotthaus responsible for commercial lettings as managing partner. Both Rotthaus and Höfler come from JLL, where they successfully established a new location.
Luisa Rotthaus has over eleven years of experience and a far-reaching network of contacts across Germany. Starting her career at JLL Düsseldorf in 2007, she had been working for Savills for five years before returning to JLL Rhein-Ruhr as Associate Director Office Leasing and authorised signatory for the company in 2016; she holds a qualification in property management and finance from the International Real Estate Business School at the University of Regensburg (IRE|BS).
At JLL Rhein-Ruhr since 2016, most recently as Principal Consultant Office Leasing, Martin Höfler has comprehensive hands-on experience of the office rental market both in Düsseldorf and the neighbouring Ruhr area. Höfler, who holds a qualification in real estate management from EBS, set up the JLL Rhine-Ruhr office and also headed market research there; he started his career in 2011 at Savills Düsseldorf working as an office letting consultant.
In addition, Marie Plaßmeier and Marvin Mirbach, both also from JLL, will be joining the commercial lettings team at the Düsseldorf office.