Cushman & Wakefield gets a new captain for its Asia-Pacific regional office. Matthew Bouw has taken over the helm of the global private commercial real estate services company since December 1.
The American-based company has deemed it necessary to step up the game in the region known for its rapid growth, and believes Matthew Bouw is the right person for the job. Or, as Brett White, Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Chief Executive Officer said, “Matthew brings over 20 years of experience and insight to the Chief Executive Officer role in Asia Pacific, a critical growth region for Cushman & Wakefield globally. In partnership with the high calibre leadership team in the region, he will lead a business that has more than 7,000 employees operating across nine key markets in the region (excluding Greater China).”
Cushman & Wakefield sees the Asia-Pacific region as offering tremendous opportunities and potential. The region is home to regional investment hotspots in which many multinational corporations focus on growing their business. Not only that, Asian investors and corporations have also grown more prominent, not only in the region, but also globally. So, no wonder that the company expects positive business sentiment and momentum to continue to strengthen the growth of the regional and the company’s business.
Matthew has expressed his enthusiasm about the new post, citing that he looked forward to working with the everyone in the office to build a business that focuses on clients. “For our staff, we want to build a culture and environment that drive high performance and promote well-being, so they can maximize their potential and be proud of being a member of Cushman & Wakefield.”
An Australian native who now resides in the US, Matthew has worked in diverse industries, including real estate, financial services, professional services, engineering & construction, and mining services, working for DTZ, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aviva, Orica, Leighton, and UGL. He has been with Cushman & Wakefield for over 6.5 years, and held the position of Global Chief Administrative Officer with oversight of HR, Marketing and Research in the last three years.