1784: CHESSHIRE GIBSON DTZ founding predecessor firm, Chesshire Gibson, established in Birmingham, UK.
1820: Healey & Baker Cushman & Wakefield’s future European operation is founded in London, UK

1853: Debenham and Tewson Beginnings in London with second predecessor, Debenham and Tewson
1917: Cushman & Wakefield, Inc Cushman & Wakefield incorporated in New York
1969 Media conglomerate RCA Corp. acquires Cushman & Wakefield

1976 RCA Corp. sells its stake to The Rockefeller Group
1987 Listed on London Stock Exchange as Debenham, Tewson & Chinnocks (DTZ)

1989 Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd, one of the world’s largest real estate companies, becomes The Rockefeller Group’s majority shareholder
1990: Presence in Europe European presence established through Healey & Baker
1993: DTZ brand established European joint ventures with Jean Thouard of France and the Zadelhoff Group in Germany and the Netherlands, creates the DTZ brand
1994 Cushman & Wakefield establishes worldwide partnerships with major real estate firms in the Americas, Europe, Asia

1999 DTZ extends into Asia with partners CY Leung & Co in China and Edmund Tie & Co in Singapore
2001: Cushman Realty Corporation acquired Cushman & Wakefield acquires Cushman Realty Corporation (CRC), bolstering its presence on the West Coast and Southwest United States, bringing CRC founders John C. Cushman III and Louis B. Cushman back to the firm founded by their grandfather, J. Clydesdale Cushman and great-uncle, Bernard Wakefield
2004 - 2008 Global expansion through acquisition and the opening of DTZ offices across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas

2005 Cushman & Wakefield acquires Russian firm Stiles & Riabokobylko, Canada’s Royal LePage and Semco Johnson Controls
2007 IFIL (now known as EXOR) acquires majority stake in Cushman & Wakefield
2011 Australian engineering firm UGL acquires DTZ which is integrated with their existing property services operations across the globe under the DTZ brand

2014 UGL sells DTZ to a private equity consortium comprising TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
2015 TPG Consortium purchases US commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley, adding 4,000 employees
2015 Cushman & Wakefield merges with DTZ
2017: Ideas into Action The Cushman & Wakefield brand celebrates 100 years of turning our clients’ ideas into action VIDEO: Ideas Into Action