One of Los Angeles Business Journal’s LA500: The Most Influential People in Los Angeles for 2017, John C. Cushman III ’63 is chairman of global transactions at Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
Prior to becoming chairman, and subsequently co-chairman of Cushman & Wakefield Inc., he was acknowledged as the top office leasing broker in the country. He began his career with Cushman & Wakefield in 1963 in New York. In 1967, he moved to Los Angeles to open Cushman & Wakefield’s office in Southern California. John and his twin brother, Louis, started Cushman Realty Corp., which merged with Cushman & Wakefield Inc. in 2001. Cushman & Wakefield merged with DTZ in 2015.
Cushman is a member of the Boy Scouts National Executive Board, Boy Scouts Foundation, and President’s Leadership Council. He is also a trustee emeritus of Colgate University.
Enjoy most: Being a part of a multidisciplined team that focuses on commercial solutions for our clients
Proudest moment: Watching each of my four sons pursue multiple degrees in higher education
Best advice: “The early bird gets the worm” and “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”
Most excited: Working with young people at Cushman & Wakefield who are passionate and committed
Fun fact: Most people think I hardly ever sleep but, in fact, I enjoy a good rest from time to time.
Alma maters: Bachelor’s, Colgate University; Master’s, Harvard Business School
Bucket list: A flight into outer space
Beverage: Zaca Mesa Winery Black Bear Block Syrah
Hobby/passion: Golf, fly-fishing, horseback riding
Favorite destination: London and Paris
— Originally published by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Aug. 10, 2017. Photo © Ringo Chiu/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News