Cushman & Wakefield has acquired South Australia’s largest trade services businesses, Smith Brothers Group (Smith Brothers).
Cushman & Wakefield plans to enhance the company’s facilities services across Australia and New Zealand.
The acquisition of Smith Brothers, one of the largest private services groups in South Australia with a national portfolio of 6,000 customers complements Cushman & Wakefield’s existing national team of more than 1,800 property professionals, supporting one of Australia’s largest occupier portfolios with more than 9 million sqm under management. As part of the acquisition, Smith Brothers founder, Chris Smith, will lead Cushman & Wakefield’s trade services business in Australia and New Zealand.
Chris Smith, Smith Brothers founder and newly appointed Head of Trade Services, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “We see tremendous value for Smith Brothers clients and staff in joining Cushman & Wakefield. The two companies present a great cultural fit, leveraging the innovative and agile operating model of Smiths Brothers to expand Cushman & Wakefield’s trades business across Australia and New Zealand and to better serve our clients.
“Improvement in technology is continually enabling new ways of working in trade and facilities services and this will further transform the industry in 2019. The combined business now has an enhanced capability to deploy the latest technology and data-backed reporting methods to support the direct and outsourced delivery of trade services, and this will set Cushman & Wakefield apart.” Mr. Smith said.