Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Robert B. Richards, a dominant force in the Greater Boston market for over 25 years, has joined the firm as Executive Vice Chairman. Recognized as a visionary leader in the world of commercial real estate service companies, Richards was co-founder and President of real estate powerhouse Richards, Barry, Joyce (RBJ) and Partners, which was sold to Transwestern in late 2013. This announcement follows on the heels of Cushman and Wakefield’s recent hiring of Michael Joyce, Richards’ former founding partner at RBJ and now Executive Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield’s Downtown Boston Leasing Team.
“Bob Richards is recognized as a mentor, a builder of great teams, and a visionary in tenant representation. His world-class healthcare clients, including Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, exemplify the important work he is doing with iconic Boston institutions,” said Carolyn Sidor, Managing Principal & New England Market Leader. “He leads by example, as manifested by his philanthropic generosity. We are thrilled Bob has made this commitment to join us and collaborate with the outstanding talent in our firm around the country, and to contribute to our growth trajectory locally.”
“Cushman & Wakefield has an undeniable growth story. They’ve emerged with scale, depth, a leading position, and an unmatched bias-for-action,” said Richards. “I am drawn to the firm’s client-first focus, which has always been my top priority. After spending time with their local, national, and international leadership, I know we share a vision for unequaled client service.”
A recipient of the CoreNet Global Service Provider of the Year Award for New England, Richards is a graduate of Dartmouth College. He has more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience representing a variety of tenants and landlords all over the world as exclusive representative. Robert has a rich and diverse background, having served as on air sportscaster for CNN Sports and CNN Headline News in Atlanta from 1981-1985.
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