LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DTZ, a leading global property services firm, has announced an organizational re-structure of its U.S. and Canadian Research Teams. Executive Vice President John Wickes has been appointed head of America's Research with overall responsibility for DTZ research teams situated in Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and in three locations in Canada: Toronto, Richmond Hill and Mississauga. Mr. Wickes, who is based in Chicago, will now report into Hans Vrensen, global head of DTZ research in London.
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John Wickes joined DTZ in 2007, after five years with Jones Lang LaSalle where he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Research for the Americas.
DTZ is the premier source for research concerning commercial real estate markets worldwide. The team provides high quality, data driven research, industry white papers, regional forecasts and concise market reports by geographic sector that lend both insight and intellectual capital to support DTZ's clients' real estate decisions globally. DTZ's international team of 70 analysts and researchers provide forecasts for over 200 markets.
"With this reorganization, DTZ has strategically repositioned, strengthened and added greater market coverage and flexibility to its property research division for the benefit of our valued North American clients," said Nick Westley, President – DTZ Global Services Chief Executive/Americas. "DTZ Research is a key voice in the property industry bringing enhanced value to our clients and their end-deliverables. The research team will continue to work closely with our business to ensure a consistent, streamlined flow of market information across all regions. Today's reorganization will further assist us in positioning DTZ Research as the pre-eminent thought leaders in our industry."
DTZ, a UGL company, is a global leader in property services. We provide occupiers and investors around the world with industry leading, end-to-end property solutions comprised of leasing agency and brokerage, integrated property and facilities management, capital markets, investment and asset management, valuation, building consultancy and project management. In addition, our award winning research and consulting services provide our clients with global and local market knowledge, forecasting and trend analysis to make the best long-term decisions for their continuous success far into the future. DTZ has 47,000 employees including sub-contractors, operating across 208 offices in 52 countries. For further information, visit: www.dtz.com
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