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Cushman & Wakefield reveals new ANZ CEO

By Juliet Helmke
28 March 2024 | 10 minute read
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Noral Wild will take up the position on 1 April, bringing nearly three decades of experience in commercial real estate to the role.

A more recent addition to Cushman & Wakefield, she has been with the firm since August of last year. Prior to that, she spent 12 years as head of alternatives at JLL, and held leadership positions at JBWere and Ernst & Young. Wild also ran her own construction business for a decade.

As CEO for Australia & New Zealand, she’ll oversee a team of 1,750 employees across 17 offices, with plans to build on recent growth.

Wild commented that she’s “extremely excited to take on the leadership of Cushman & Wakefield across Australia and New Zealand”.

Nodding her cap to her “talented team”, she said the firm would be looking to “continue to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that reflects the communities in which we operate”.

Meanwhile, Matthew Bouw, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield APAC, described Wild as well-equipped to take on the challenges of the role.

“As the world continues to become more complex and client buying behaviours change, we are focused on ensuring our service delivery model adapts to those changing needs. I am delighted that Noral will be moving into the Australian and New Zealand leadership role, particularly given her track record in alternatives, one of the fastest growing asset classes,” Bouw said.

Over the past 12 months, Cushman & Wakefield has made key appointments across its capital markets, valuations, investment sales, logistics and industrial, capital advisory, and alternatives teams in the region.


It also recently reached a milestone in its integrated facilities management business, now managing 20 million square metres of property.

And the firm’s project management division, which currently oversees $1.5 billion worth of capital works spread over 650,000 square metres, is in an active growth phase with an expansion into alternative asset classes, such as renewables and data centres, while also seeking to grow its building consultancy team.

In announcing this new appointment, Bouw took the opportunity to stress the importance of Australia’s position in the global real estate firm’s operations.

“Australia is a key destination for both occupiers and investors of real estate, not just in Asia-Pacific, but globally. It is one of our most important markets in the region and we continue to invest in our platform to help our clients navigate through some of the most complex challenges in the built environment,” he said.


Juliet Helmke

Based in Sydney, Juliet Helmke has a broad range of reporting and editorial experience across the areas of business, technology, entertainment and the arts. She was formerly Senior Editor at The New York Observer.

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