LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DTZ, a leading global property services firm, continues to expand its Global Corporate Services (GCS) Americas Group with four new hires in California. Antonia Cardone is the new Head of DTZ GCS's West Coast workplace strategy team, based in San Francisco; Taj Sharma was named GCS Vice President, located in Palo Alto; Roberta Guerrero has been appointed Vice President for Project Management Services, working from DTZ's headquarters in downtown Los Angeles; and Luke Eskigian joins GCS as Vice President for Project Management Services, based in West Los Angeles.
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DTZ continues to grow GCS Americas aggressively, adding new talent to serve existing and potential customers. The addition of four experienced executives strengthens DTZ's GCS team as the company intensifies its focus on the West Coast as an important growth center for the firm. The firm's corporate clients increasingly rely on GCS to provide a full spectrum of strategic support, as they negotiate evolving market trends and rapid changes in the business environment.
"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Sharma, who specializes in providing globally integrated account management support to GCS's growing roster of technology clients in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, and Ms. Cardone, who will be responsible for building and overseeing DTZ's specialist workplace strategy team in the western region," said Global Corporate Services President Nick Westley.
Ms. Cardone's team creates strategic plans to optimize space utilization and create dynamic, flexible workplace environments and "future-ready" buildings and portfolios. DTZ's Workplace Strategy services have important synergies with DTZ's portfolio strategy, project management, brokerage, and facilities management service offerings.
GCS Americas' clients benefit from the close collaboration among its integrated corporate services teams. "With demand growing for our project management expertise in Southern California under Lisa Marquis's Leadership, Ms. Guerrero and Mr. Eskigian will be a key component of the expansion of the GCS project management service line, which advises our clients in construction management, relocation and move management, and energy and sustainability strategies," said Rob Cookson, head of GCS Americas. "Ms. Guerrero's and Mr. Eskigian's expertise in project management strengthens DTZ's role as a strategic partner to clients who require seamlessly integrated, coordinated management and execution of their real estate solutions," he added.
Mr. Sharma, former Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities Management at Johnson Controls Inc., has more than 25 years' corporate real estate and facilities management experience, during which time he has specialized in working with clients to strategically integrate a complete range of CRE services in the USA and worldwide.
Ms. Cardone, a LEED-accredited consultant and former vice president, team leader, senior consultant and program manager at HOK, Inc., brings 20 years of experience specializing in strategic planning, project management, marketing and business development. Earlier in her career, she served as associate and strategic facility planner for M Moser Associates, Hong Kong.
A leader of project management services on multiple large accounts at Jones Lang LaSalle for 17 years, Ms. Guerrero's experience will be a key contributor to GCS's implementation and incremental growth objectives in the important Southern California region.
Mr. Eskigian brings to DTZ more than 20 years of broad experience in landlord and tenant construction management that positions him well to facilitate business development, collaboration and implementation for GCS clients to support the delivery of superior project management services.
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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CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Westley President, Global Corporate Services DTZ + 1 213 426 3059 Nick.Westley@dtz.com Rob Cookson Head of Global Corporate Services Americas DTZ +1 650 535 3055 Rob.Cookson@dtz.com Media please contact: Mary Tamaki: +1 213 426 3015Source: DTZ, a UGL company