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DTZ Expands Americas Group With New Leadership Structure

Firm Taps Nick Westley as Chief Executive, Americas
December 14, 2012
DTZ, a global property services firm and UGL company, boosted its Americas team with several new appointments.

Nick Westley (pictured far left), who was named president of global corporate services two months ago, gained an additional title--chief executive of Americas. The 26-year industry veteran will head the expansion of DTZ’s property services business lines throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. Westley will work from the corporate headquarters in Los Angeles and report to Robert Shibuya, group president of DTZ.

Twenty-year company veteran George Keches (left) was promoted to a newly created position--president of global facilities management. He will focus on global strategic solutions for occupier clients seeking to reduce their total cost of occupancy. Keches will maintain his position as head of DTZ’s Americas facilities management business, the largest business line for the organization worldwide. He will report directly to Shibuya while based in Auburndale, MA.

Other Americas team members include long-time DTZ executives Greg Schementi, executive vice president for U.S. occupier services/tenant representation in Chicago, and Rob Cookson, executive vice president for Americas global corporate services in Palo Alto, CA.

Schementi will manage all of DTZ’s transaction services nationally, including business planning, operations management and tenant representation services. Cookson will oversee all integrated account-managed occupier requirements in the Americas, including cross-market and multi-service line sales and delivery.
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