Former Simon Property Group and Ralph Lauren executive to lead firm’s retail platform and client development
NEW YORK, July 13, 2017 – Industry veteran David Gorelick, a renowned Simon Property Group and Ralph Lauren Corporation executive, will join global commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield as Executive Managing Director and Head of Retail for the Americas, the firm announced today.
In his new position, Gorelick will be responsible for building stronger client relationships and deepening the firm’s retail platform, including expanding retailer tenant representation and agency leasing services lines. He will also continue to attract and retain top talent across the Americas ensuring Cushman & Wakefield continues to fully support our clients with the strongest retail team. Gorelick will also work closely with John Morris, head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Logistics & Industrial practice group, to align the firm’s newCommerce strategies that merge retailers’ back-end supply chain functions with their e-commerce, and bricks-and-mortar retail locations.
“As we deepen the commitment to our Retail practice, we’re thrilled to have someone of David’s caliber at the helm to spearhead our strategy and drive growth across the Americas,” said Todd Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer, Americas at Cushman & Wakefield. “David’s experience working in-house at several major global retail brands as well as one of the world’s most significant retail landlords provides him with an in-depth and highly relevant understanding of our clients’ needs. His unique perspective and dynamic leadership style will be instrumental in ensuring that Cushman & Wakefield’s retail practice continues to provide the highest level of service to our clients in an ever-evolving retail landscape.”
Gorelick brings more than 15 years of retail leadership experience to his new role. He most recently served as Vice President, Simon Property Group, Premium Outlets, where he managed global retail accounts across the firm’s 31 million square foot portfolio and was also responsible for identifying and executing the company’s short- and long-term leasing/re-merchandising strategies.
Before his tenure with Simon, Gorelick spent over eight years with Ralph Lauren, where he held various positions including Senior Director, Real Estate Europe, based in London; and Senior Director, Real Estate U.S. & Canada based in New York. His prior retail experience includes roles at Andrew Buckler, Diesel USA, and Buz Jones in New York; and Liz Claiborne in Los Angeles.
“It’s an honor to join Cushman & Wakefield which I view as the best-in-class provider in the business. I’m looking forward to leveraging my retail experience and am excited to identify ways to generate additional opportunities for Cushman & Wakefield’s client-centric retail platform and the firm’s robust logistics, global occupier services, valuation and advisory, asset services, and research teams. It is a privilege to lead the firm’s Retail platform for the Americas during this exciting time in the evolution of retail and the consumer experience.”
Gorelick is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a licensed New York Real Estate salesperson. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management/Corporate Communication from DePaul University. He will be based in New York City.
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients’ ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit www.cushwakecentennial.com, www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.