HONG KONG, March 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announces today that it has won the Office Team of the Year Award at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Hong Kong Awards 2016. This top real estate industry award came just months after the merger of DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield and represented the company’s continuous service excellence. In addition, the company has also won Certificate of Excellence for Consultancy Services Team of the Year.

The Office Agency team completed lease transaction encompassing more than 2 million square feet of office space in Hong Kong. Mr. John Siu, Managing Director and Head of Office Agency at DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield in Hong Kong said, "We are proud to have won the Office Team of the Year award and would like to thank our clients and business partners for their support. I would also like to thank the Office Agency team for their dedication, determination and diligence that was fundamental to every single transaction we completed."

Being one of the pioneer firms working on "Belt and Road" initiatives, DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield’s Consulting team completed eight Belt and Road related projects in 2015. Mr. Alva To, DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield’s Senior Managing Director, Hong Kong and Head of Consulting, Greater China, said, "The Belt and Road initiatives engage the business and investment plans of Chinese enterprises with the growth and development of emerging markets. Our global service delivery team readily responded to the challenges posed by these large and complex projects in frontier markets. We pride ourselves on our effective and tailor-made advisory services for clients wherever they choose to go."

"The success of our Office Agency and Consulting team at this year’s RICS Awards is the best testament to the increased strength, broader set of best-in-class resources and breadth of services that are genuine benefits realized by the merger for our clients. I would also like to thank all our staff for their commitment to working towards the best interests of our clients. We are committed to continue delivering the highest standard of services going forward," Mr. Alva To concluded.

The successful merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ closed September 1, 2015. The firm now operates under the iconic Cushman & Wakefield brand and has a new visual identity and logo that position the firm for the future and reflect its trusted global legacy and wider history. The new Cushman & Wakefield is led by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brett White and Global President Tod Lickerman. The company is majority owned by an investor group led by TPG, PAG, and OTPP.

About DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. In Greater China, the firm has a co-branded presence under the name of DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield and operates 20 offices in the region. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of US$5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services, global occupier services, investment & asset management, project management, tenant representation and valuation & advisory. To learn more, please visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow us on Weibo/WeChat (DTZ_China).