TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2013) - Tom McCarthy, a respected icon of the real estate industry, has joined Cushman & Wakefield as Vice-Chair, effective September 3, 2013.

"Tom's 40-plus-year track record of top performance is a testament to his professionalism and his attention to his clients. I know Tom as a man of action who is driven to deliver results; my team and I look forward to working with him," said Pierre Bergevin, President and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield.

In this new role, Tom will be focused on developing new business, supporting, partnering with and mentoring emerging agents, and continuing to build and maintain his links in the business community.

Last year Tom received the Lifetime Achievement Award from NAIOP. The award acknowledges a long history of contributions to the industry and to the broader community through his voluntary work on various boards, including an 11 year term with St. Michael's Hospital.

In 1992, His Holiness Pope John Paul II appointed Tom a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory The Great, the highest papal honour awarded to a Catholic layperson.

"Cushman & Wakefield is driven to recruit, retain and train the best professionals in the industry so that we can continue to deliver outstanding results to our clients," said Bergevin. "We're pleased to have Tom join our firm and start a new and exciting phase of his very successful career."

Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately‐held commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world's major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and assignments. Founded in 1917, it has 253 offices in 60 countries and nearly 15,000 employees. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has more than $3.7 billion in assets under management globally. A recognized leader in local and global real estate research, the firm publishes its market information and studies online at

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