Veteran real estate executive Ran Holman has been selected to head the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Cushman & Wakefield. He takes the helm three months after former market leader Steve Everbach left to oversee the North Texas office of Colliers International. Bret Bunnett, executive managing director of investor services, has been holding down the fort as interim leader since then.
The news was announced to local C&W employees earlier today.
Holman has a strong pedigree in DFW commercial real estate, spending nearly three decades working for companies like CBRE, Hines,Vantage, and Opus West. He also served as president of Cawley Wilcox. Most recently, he was executive vice president of VanTrust Real Estate, which he joined in November 2013.
Last September, Cushman & Wakefield was acquired by DTZ, backed by a partnership led by Fort Worth-based TPG Capital, in a $2 billion deal. It created one of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms, with 43,000 employees and more than 4.3 million square feet of space under management.
Locally, the firm ranked No. 3 on D CEO’s annual list of the region’s largest brokerages, as ranked by the number of licensed local brokers. In DFW, the firms matched up exceptionally well, with DTZ and C&W bringing complimentary strengths to the combined operation.
Bunnett, who elected not to stay in the market leader role long-term, spearheaded the search that resulted in Holman’s hiring and will remain with Cushman & Wakefield to assist with the transition.