Cushman & Wakefield Core, the commercial real estate services firm, has announced the appointment of David Short as head of Abu Dhabi.
In a statement, Cushman & Wakefield Core said that Short will be based out of the company’s offices in ADNEC and will be responsible for driving the company’s Abu Dhabi business and managing the firm’s service offerings – with a focus on commercial transactions within the office, industrial and retail sectors.
His role would also promote Cushman & Wakefield Core’s other business lines including research and advisory, valuation and consultancy, international residential sales, property and owners’ association management, the statement added.
Commenting on the appointment, Edward Macura, Partner at Cushman & Wakefield Core said: “David’s wealth of international experience and understanding of local and regional markets, strengthens our service offering in Abu Dhabi, which is a very active market for us at Cushman & Wakefield Core as we assist key corporates, single landlords and family offices across all asset classes.”
“We are delighted to welcome David into our Abu Dhabi office and are confident under his stewardship our Abu Dhabi team and our clients will benefit immensely from his deep understanding of the commercial real estate sector.”
As a seasoned real estate professional, Short has a proven track record within commercial real estate across the GCC and Southeast Asia property markets having previously represented CBRE Cambodia, Savills Middle East, and Colliers Vietnam. He has worked with a range of financial institutions, multinationals, governments, and high-net-worth individuals to provide commercial property expertise including Hyundai, Nokia, Lotte, Omega Watches, Playstudios Asia, Talabat, Aramex, Starbucks and Total Oil & Gas.
Short is also a professional member of RICS and graduated with a degree in Estate Management from the UK and brings experience in strong revenue growth and business expansion across emerging markets.
David Short added: “I am excited to join Cushman & Wakefield Core and look forward to further strengthening our market position and advancing our commercial and wider service line capabilities. Cushman & Wakefield Core is Abu Dhabi’s most active commercial brokerage, and I am thrilled to drive Cushman & Wakefield Core’s business to support our strong client base in the Emirate.”