The DC Advantage
The city of Washington, DC was originally planned by Pierre Charles L’Enfant to be a bold new capital with wide, tree-lined streets reminiscent of Paris. As the nation’s political center, Washington, DC, has earned its spotlight as more than just a center of power. It ranks as a world-class city for its many attributes: thriving, diverse economy, outstanding educational institutions, abundant cultural attractions, magnificent museums, efficient mass transit systems, sustainability leadership and more. With a population of 6 million, the Washington metropolitan area is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the country.
The DC region has a solid employment base, with the Federal Government supporting nearly 3 out of 10 jobs. Many organizations are headquartered in the region to keep ties with the Federal Government. In terms of private industry, the area serves as headquarters for dozens of Fortune 1000 companies in a variety of industries, and boasts growing industries as well. This includes 18 Fortune 500 Company headquarters – fourth in the nation.
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|• Law firms
• Civilian & Defense
• Lobbying Firms
• Trade Unions
• Industry Trade Groups
• Professional Associations
• Professional Services
• Consumer Products
• Public Policy
Long-term stability and a diversified economy make Washington, DC one of the top cities for commercial real estate investment. The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) ranked Washington, DC, as the #4 U.S. city for real estate investment in 2013 and as the #10 city globally for investors’ real estate dollars.
From coast to coast, our innovative culture and collaborative spirit have earned Cushman & Wakefield a spot as one the best places to Work in the United States. From the streets of Washington DC to the beaches of San Diego, our employees are proud to be part of a growing business surrounded by dedicated teammates and pioneering leadership.
Cushman & Wakefield in the DC Metro Region prides itself on being a company dedicated to its employees who are smart, passionate, professional, and collaborative. They are supported and encouraged to learn and grow professionally, while also working hard to build a best-in-class platform with teamwork, camaraderie, client focus and industry expertise. We continue to do our utmost to create a great workplace to support one of our highest priorities: attracting and retaining top talent. We have an ongoing commitment to foster an environment and culture where exceptional people are inspired to innovate and share new and better ways to serve clients and to exceed those clients’ expectations.
At Cushman & Wakefield, we don’t just work in our communities, we belong to them. For the past 19 years, Cushman & Wakefield, formerly Cassidy Turley, before merging with DTZ, has been the proud presenting sponsor of the Annual Race for Hope DC, which benefits the National Brain Cancer Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. Since 1997 the Race has grown to be the country’s largest fundraiser for the brain tumor community and has raised more than $22 million in its history. The firm also actively supports JDRF, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. In addition, several of Cushman & Wakefield’s associates hold board and leadership positions with industry organizations including NAIOP, CREBA, CREW DC and Real Estate Group.
At Cushman & Wakefield, our organization is global, but we are a unified community that values the broad range of human experiences and differences among us. We aspire to lead the business world as a socially and culturally progressive organization that reflects the rich diversity of the global marketplace we serve. Our strength is in our differences. We constantly celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of all ages, sexes, levels, ethnicities, etc.
Full Service Platform
As one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the world, Cushman & Wakefield has a full breadth of services and capabilities. While the company’s platform provides invaluable services and intellectual capital to all of our advisors, it is your personal team within Cushman & Wakefield who tap into these resources and partners with you to find the right real estate solutions. Find out more about our service lines here.