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Cushman & Wakefield Names James Adams as Managing Director

Cushman & Wakefield Names James Adams as Managing Director

CRE Veteran Will Oversee Firm’s Project & Development Services in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 5, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield has tapped James Adams to serve as Managing Director of Project & Development Services (PDS) for its Pennsylvania operations. Based in Philadelphia, Adams is responsible for growing the commercial real estate services firm’s PDS business in the region, including establishing and executing strategic direction, expanding services and developing new business.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Adams was managing director of PDS and Construction Services with JLL.

“Jim brings over 19 years of construction and project management expertise spanning the corporate office, industrial, higher education, life sciences and retail sectors,” said Michael P. McCurdy, managing principal for Cushman & Wakefield. “We are confident that he will provide strong leadership, direction and support as we advance Cushman & Wakefield’s regional growth objectives.”

Throughout his career, Adams has provided operational and management oversight on projects varying in size up to $110 Million. He has overseen complex projects with numerous clients within the corporate office, life sciences, higher education, institutional, and retail sectors.

In his role as managing director, Adams will oversee Cushman & Wakefield’s project and construction management business, performing owner representation and consulting for the firm’s clients.

“Our project and construction management capabilities will span most types of projects, including New Construction, Renovation, Tenant Improvements, Infrastructure, Capital Improvements, Asset Repositioning and Adaptive Reuse,” said Adams. “I look forward to working closely with our firm’s other service lines to seamlessly provide a full spectrum of real estate services to clients.”

Adams is a LEED Accredited professional, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is certified in Photovoltaic System Installation and ASHRAE system design. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University.


About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients’ ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit, or follow @CushWake on Twitter.



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