CHICAGO, June 2, 2015 – DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced today that Michael Casolo has joined the firm as President, Client Solutions, for the firm’s Global Occupier Services division.
In this newly created role at the company, Mr. Casolo will lead business development efforts for DTZ’s global multi-market, multi-region and multi-service line pursuits while remaining focused on developing customized solutions for clients’ enterprise needs. A critical member of the GOS leadership team, Mr. Casolo will sit on the Global Occupier Services Executive Committee, working closely with Steven Quick, Chief Executive, Global Occupier Services, to further develop, refine and optimize DTZ’s offerings across its global platform. Additionally, he will partner closely with DTZ’s service line leaders to further enhance the global delivery of its service line offerings.
“The experience Michael’s gained over the years along with the relationships he’s developed and maintained have positioned him perfectly for this role,” said Mr. Quick. “Since he’s been on both the brokerage side, helping brokers be successful, and on the corporate occupier side, helping corporations be successful, he knows how to leverage the best components from each platform to drive the greatest value for our customers.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining DTZ on the heels of the Cushman & Wakefield announcement last week and Cassidy Turley announcement earlier this year,” commented Mr. Casolo. “I look forward to not only developing customized solutions for our existing and potential clients across the globe, but also to helping them better align their real estate strategies with core business objectives going forward.”
Mr. Casolo joins DTZ from JLL, where he was the co-leader of JLL’s middle-market Corporate Solutions practice and most recently served as Chair of its Global Solutions Development board where he was responsible for sourcing, solutions and contracting multi-x, multi-region client relationships around the world, including Zurich Insurance, Google, SAP and The Walt Disney Company. Prior to JLL, he was co-founder of The Staubach Company’s Global Corporate Solutions practice.
DTZ is a global leader in commercial real estate services providing occupiers, tenants and investors around the world with a full spectrum of property solutions. The company’s core capabilities include agency leasing, tenant representation, corporate and global occupier services, property management, facilities management, facility services, capital markets, investment and asset management, valuation, research, consulting, and project and development management. DTZ provides property management for 1.9 billion square feet, or 171 million square meters, and facilities management for 1.3 billion square feet, or 124 million square meters. The company completed $63 billion in transaction volume globally in 2014 on behalf of institutional, corporate, government and private clients. Headquartered in Chicago, DTZ has more than 28,000 employees who operate across more than 260 offices in 50 countries and represent the company’s culture of excellence, client advocacy, integrity and collaboration.
DTZ announced an agreement to merge with Cushman & Wakefield in a May 11 press release. The new company, which will operate under the Cushman & Wakefield brand, will have revenues over $5.5 billion, over 43,000 employees and will manage more than 4 billion square feet globally on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close before the end of 2015. For further information, visit: www.dtz.com or follow us on Twitter @DTZ.