Commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has named Nick Di Paolo as its director of brokerage in San Diego, overseeing all brokerage lines including five local offices and approximately 90 brokers.
A company statement said Di Paolo joins Cushman & Wakefield from the Denver office of rival brokerage firm CBRE Group Inc., where he served as a key member of the firm’s occupier service group, representing office users in the southeast Denver market. His work includes 10 years of experience focused primarily on office property brokerage, including tenant services, agency leasing and investments.
In San Diego, Di Paolo will be involved in areas including business development and planning, training, hiring and recruiting, cross-selling service lines, and serving as a resource to Cushman & Wakefield’s local brokers and their clients.
Officials said Di Paolo will work closely with Kendall Goldstein, the firm’s regional director of operations, and Dan Broderick, Southwest market leader, to integrate Cushman & Wakefield’s platform and fulfill strategic objectives.
“We are confident Nick will be an excellent leader in our San Diego business and in the community at large,” Broderick said in the statement.
The local hiring is among a series of recent global changes for Cushman & Wakefield, which has its headquarters in Chicago and is among the world’s largest commercial real estate firms.
The current Cushman & Wakefield was created through last year’s move by the private-equity owners of rival brokerage firm DTZ to acquire the company and merge it into its own operations, with the combined company retaining the nearly 100-year-old Cushman name. DTZ had earlier acquired Washington, D.C.-based Cassidy Turley.
In San Diego and other markets, operations that had long carried the Cassidy Turley and Cushman & Wakefield brands now operate as the new Cushman & Wakefield.