Cushman & Wakefield appoints Nathaniel Robinson global CIO & EVP of strategic planning

Cushman & Wakefield has named Nathaniel Robinson as global chief investment officer and executive vice president of strategic planning. The promotion reflects Robinson’s strong background in helping build the firm’s strategic investment and M&A capabilities.

In his new role, Robinson will be responsible for shaping the firm’s broader business strategy and will allocate investment capital across the company. Robinson will work closely with CEO Brett White, and will be based in Chicago.

“Nate is an exceptional leader who possesses a unique blend of financial and analytical skills along with a strong background advising, operating and investing across a variety of companies,” said White. “This new role is critical to our firm, and allows us to make smart, strategic decisions as we partner and invest to develop new innovative solutions that respond to emerging industry trends and client requirements.”

Robinson brings over 15 years of strategic planning and investment experience to the firm. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2016, Robinson was an investment partner at Virgo Capital, and prior to that, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s global technology group, where he advised leading software and internet companies on acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Robinson is also a co-founder and former chairman of PhillyCarShare, which was acquired by Enterprise Holdings.