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C&W sets up financial advisory services team in Greater China


Cushman & Wakefield takes a vital leap forward

by establishing a new Financial Advisory Services team in Greater China

Shanghai, 18 January 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today the appointment of Sean Zhang as Head of Financial Advisory Services, China.  Sean will establish a new Financial Advisory Services Department working with teams in the hub offices in Greater China to assist clients with financial advisory, capital raising, debt advisory, structured finance, asset securitization and REITs etc.

Sean has worked in the financial sector for over 15 years, with a strong track record in real estate related business.  In the past few years, he assisted clients in syndicated loans for Jinjiang Hotels, Cifi and Shimao; leveraged finance for Jinjiang Hotels; structured finance for Greeland/Cifi Hangzhou project and Shimao Chongqing project; completed Asset Securitization for Greenland; and facilitated REITs for New Century.  Sean joins DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield after 9 years with Standard Chartered Bank where he was Director, Client Solution Team, China Corporates.  Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he worked for OCBC and Bank of China.

Edward Cheung, Chairman, Asia Pacific Board, Chief Executive, Greater China, said: “This appointment marks a strategic initiative in building our integrated service platforms. Our brand new Financial Advisory Services Department has not only expanded our service capabilities, but also helped to forge a comprehensive service platform in Capital Markets by integrating itself with Valuation, Investment and Asset Management. Thanks to the all-round, wide-ranging services provided by this platform, we have once again taken a vital leap forward in our bid to remain ahead in the market.  With full cooperation from all service lines in the Capital Markets Platform, we will continue to dig deep into the market and seize every opportunity to dynamically develop our business.”


Sean holds a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Bath and a Bachelor of Economics from International Finance, China Institute of Finance & Banking, Beijing.  He is a member of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).