Award: The Real Estate Personality of the Year Award
Candidate’s name: Charles Taylor
Company’s name: Cushman & Wakefield
Current position: Head of Poland
Description of the position: Charles Taylor is the Head of Poland at Cushman & Wakefield. He has been appointed to this position after the merger of the world’s most recognized brands in the real estate advisory sector: DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield. He now manages the merged company’s operational activities in Poland.
Work experience in this position: He has over 25 years’ experience in the property market.
Description of business activity (profile, market sectors served, etc.): He joined Warsaw office in 2013 as Managing Director, appointed Head of Poland after the merger of DTZ and C&W in 2015.He spent 15 years in Hungary as Managing Director, also responsible for coordinating the firm’s CMG team across CE. Prior to that he worked in London,responsible for retail agency.
Size of the company managed by the candidate (headcount, regions of activity): 415 in Poland.
The y-o-y increase in profits/income generated last year: 2014 revenue was approaching 20% above the previous years, whilst profitability increased by significantly more.
Career path (Previous employers, professional progress, when was the candidate promoted to the current position, etc.): He has worked within the same organization since graduation, firstly at Healey & Baker and then Cushman & Wakefield, albeit in 3 different countries and various regional and country specific roles.
Biggest business achievements, especially those made last year: We have just recently announced the completion of the merger between DTZ and C&W. The new Cushman & Wakefield is now one of the largest real estate services firms in the world with revenues of $5 billion and over 43,000 employees in 60 countries and the biggest real estate company in Poland in terms of revenue. Charles is leading the Polish office committed to retaining and building the very best merged teams of industry professionals who share their market insight and experience with clients.
- Contributions made to the improvement of the CEE commercial property market: Charles has been responsible for attracting the inward investment of capital to the real estate sector in many CEE countries including Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia and more recently Poland, specifically with Heitman, ING, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, RREEF, AXA, NEPI, Union, Redevco and Allianz amongst others.
Other industry awards and prizes: n/a


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