HONGKONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 29 April 2019 - Cushman & Wakefield, a leading globalreal estate services firm, was recognized for its excellence andprofessionalism at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) AwardsChina 2019 in Shanghai with a number of accolades including: Winner for ProfessionalConsultancy Service Team of the Year - Real Estate; Certificates of Excellencefor Research Team of the Year, Facility Management Team of the Year, Best Dealof the Year -- Investment Transaction, Best Deal of the Year -- Leasing Transaction; and Finalist Awardsfor Regeneration Team of the Year, Commercial Project of the Year andSustainability Achievement of the Year.
RICS Awards enjoys ahigh reputation in global real estate and construction industries with over 20years of history, aimed at rewarding the excellent achievements by outstandingteams or projects and their contributions to the built environment. Since itsinception in China, it successfully showcases the most inspirationalinitiatives and the achievements of local land, real estate, construction andinfrastructure development. There are various awards widely recognized by theindustries and each of them can fully show these experts' achievements andinfluences.
Consulting Servicesteam spearheaded the industry particularly in capturing the CentralGovernment's strategic development policies. Among others, the team won 209 NewUrbanization, 35 Transit-oriented development (TOD) and 8 Belt & Road highlevel strategic consulting mandates. The team was a nominated strategic advisorfor many local governments and SOEs and was invited as keynote speaker in worldclass forums, placing the team in an unparalleled leading position in theindustry. Alva To, Vice President,Greater China, Head of Consulting Services, Greater China at Cushman &Wakefield, said: "We are committed to providing clients with rigorousand science-based technical consulting services. In 2018, we won over 300mandates nationwide, signaling a market share of over 45%. The Consulting teamis not only leading with market share, but we are also setting the benchmarkfor the highest standard. We are delighted to be honored as finalists forRegeneration Team of the Year and Commercial Project of the Year, and finallyreceiving the top recognition as Professional Consultancy Service Team of theYear - Real Estate. We will continue to maintain a high level ofprofessionalism and provide excellent services for our clients, as always,based on our client-centric philosophy."
Research Team inGreater China is composed of over 40 senior researchers from home and abroad.They have gained profound understanding of real estate theories and variouskinds of property markets in China, so they are able to provide clients withcomprehensive and in-depth professional insights and assist them make excellentand forward-looking market decisions. According to Meltwater, an independentmedia monitoring service provider, Cushman & Wakefield performed best interms of media exposure in greater China in 2018, making it No.1 internationalreal estate consulting firm. It also ranked No. 1 in China in the field ofresearch according to Euromoney Survey 2018. The team continued its winningstreak at RICS by earning the Certificate of Excellence for Research Team ofthe Year.
Facilities Managementteam has worked for multiple high-tech and Internet communication magnates andpositively cooperated with industry research and school-run enterprises.providing excellent services for clients, promoting the industrial development,focusing on talent training and the sustainable development of the team."Continuous improvement and advancement with the time" are the keyand foundation for the team to gain the long recognition of clients. The teamwon the Certificate of Excellence for Facility Management Team of the Year atRICS Awards China 2019.
Capital Markets teamconcluded 55 mega investment deals in Greater China and hit a formidabletransaction volume of RMB 80 billion, ranking No. 1 in the market. The team was appointed as the exclusive agentby China Resource Capital Management to assist in the sale of four Grade-Aoffice buildings in Shanghai Mixc, involving a GFA of about 60,807 sqm. TheCapital Market team collaborated closely across various offices to successfullysell the project to Gaw Capital Partners, attracting foreign funds to thesubcenter of Shanghai. The team won the Certificate of Excellence for Best Dealof the Year -- Investment Transaction for its transaction of office buildings A,B, C and D of Shanghai Mixc.
Occupier Services teamhas transacted over 3 million sq m of office spaces with a consideration of RMB24.5 billion. The team was particularly successful in advising leading neweconomy unicorns in their work space strategy and expansion plan in both local& global markets. Through efficient use of leasing space, a deepunderstanding of the government's preferential policies and effectivenegotiation, the team successfully helped Deloitte locate to the CBD area ofBeijing, achieving a win-win situation for the client, the landlord and thegovernment. The team won the Certificate of Excellence for Best Deal of theYear -- Leasing Transaction for its successful leasing of the Deloitte Beijingproject.
The Asset Servicesteam provided professional and integrated property management, facilitymanagement and asset management services for over 400 projects with a portfolioscale of 57 million sq m, and including a number of landmark projects. Throughasset structure optimization, asset management, sustainable developmentmanagement, maintenance and renovation and other services, we helped ourclients improve the potential value of properties and create a safe and healthyliving environment. The team for the Beijing Phoenix Center project adhered toour "client-centric" philosophy and relied on environmentallyfriendly practices in its daily management services. The project resulted innot only the Phoenix Center becoming a go-to host for large-scale events, butalso made it one of the premier landmarks in Beijing. As further proof of theAsset Services teams success, the team won the Finalist Award forSustainability Achievement of the Year for its innovative efforts on theBeijing Phoenix Center project.
KK Chiu, International Director, Chief Executive,Greater China at Cushman & Wakefield, said: "Congratulations to our teamsfor such a stellar performance! In March at the annual RICS Awards Hong Kong2019, we won the prestigious 'Best Deal of the Year' award for the secondconsecutive year. The Capital Markets and Retail Services teams also eachreceived a 'Certificate of Excellence- Retail Team of the Year' award, fortheir respective projects, while Consulting also won the 'Certificate ofExcellence - Professional Consultancy Services Team of the Year'. At thisyear's RICS China Awards, we were awarded multiple significant honors acrossmany different service lines. It is a testament to Cushman & Wakefield'scommitment to outstanding client service and the professionalism of our teamsas we leverage a global platform and local market expertise in Greater China.As we look to what's next, we will keep up the strong performances and continueto exceed the expectations of our clients."