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Lou Cushman

Cushman & Wakefield

Vice Chairman

Job Functions: Executive, Investment Sales & Acquisitions, Tenant Representation


Lou Cushman began his real estate career in New York City in 1965 at J.C. Cushman, Inc., joining Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (C&W) in 1976, working out of its Downtown (Wall Street) office. He relocated from New York in 1971 to open and head up C&W's new office in Houston.


C&W was founded in New York City in 1917 by the late J. Clydesdale Cushman and the late Bernard Wakefield, Mr. Cushman's grandfather and great uncle, respectively.


From 1978-2001, Mr. Cushman was co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Cushman Realty Corporation (CRC), a privately-held commercial real estate brokerage, with his twin brother, John C. Cushman, III, currently Chairman, Global Transactions of C&W. CRC was acquired by C&W in 2001; previously a Director of C&W, he now serves on the Global Advisory Board and is Vice Chairman of both C&W and Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc.


Mr. Cushman has been involved in major office leasing, build-to-suit, building and land sale and acquisition, sale/leaseback, surplus property/space disposition, strategic planning, and consulting assignments throughout the United States and internationally, with his specialty being office leasing brokerage, more specifically representing tenants.



BA degree with honors in Economics from Amherst College.

MBA degree, specializing in Finance, Real Estate and Marketing, from the University of Michigan.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation