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James Escarzega Joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Hospitality Group

Industry Leading Professional to Deliver Highly Specialized Hotel Sales, Debt
Structuring and Debt and Equity Placement for U.S. Hospitality Clients

NEW YORK – August 10, 2012
– Cushman &Wakefield today announced James Escarzega has joined the firm’s Global Hospitality team as a senior director. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Escarzega will provide highly specialized debt structuring, debt and equity placement, and hotel sales for hospitality clients in the United States territory.

A division of Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance, the company’s Global Hospitality service line delivers integrated capital solutions in all asset classes in the financing and sale of hospitality and resort properties.

“James is a seasoned and highly respected leader in the hospitality financial services industry and we are delighted to welcome him as the latest member of our global team,” said Greg Vorwaller, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets. “His appointment reflects our commitment to recruit the highest caliber of talent in the industry as we continue to mobilize our vast knowledge and resources driving meaningful value for our clients in the hospitality sector.”

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Escarzega most recently served as Senior Vice President of Pinnacle Realty Investments where he was responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, valuing, managing, and closing of more than $1.9 billion of lodging transactions, and debt & equity placement assignments in all lodging segments and product types across the United States and the Caribbean. His previous roles include senior level positions with Pinnacle Advisory Group and Four Seasons Hotels.

Mr. Escarzega holds a B.A. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, New York.

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm.  The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world’s major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and assignments.  Founded in 1917 it has 243 offices in 60 countries and more than 14,000 employees.  It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal.  The firm has more than $4.0 billion in assets under management through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cushman & Wakefield Investors.  A recognized leader in local and global real estate research, the firm publishes its market information and studies online at


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