Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Edward C. Forst President, CEO

14787_cushmanceo1 Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Edward C. Forst President, CEO Commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield Inc. has named former Goldman Sachs exec Edward C. Forst as president and CEO.

Forst joins the company following his tenure at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as global co-head of the investment management division, as a member of its management committee and previously as the firm's chief administrative officer. Most recently, he served as an advisor to Fenway Partners, a private investment firm.

Cushman & Wakefield says Forst has 30 years of experience working in international asset management, capital markets and operational leadership.

During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, Forst was selected to be the first executive vice president and principal operating officer of Harvard University, leading its non-academic affairs, and served as advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S.

He will join the firm effective Jan. 6, 2014.

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