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Cushman & Wakefield's Joe Stettinius Dies At 55

Cushman & Wakefield's Joe Stettinius, a commercial real estate veteran who became the firm's CEO of Americas after its merger with DTZ, died Thursday at 55.


Stettinius reportedly died of a heart attack at his farm in Upperville, according to the Washington Business Journal. He is survived by his wife, Regina, and two children, Alexander and Isabelle. 

After helping launch Cassidy Turley in 2010, he oversaw the firm's merger with DTZ in January 2015. DTZ then merged with Cushman & Wakefield to form a 43,000-employee global giant, with Stettinius as CEO of Americas. Stettinius later switched roles to become chief executive of brokerage and capital markets, followed by executive vice president of strategic investments. 

Cushman & Wakefield's current Americas CEO, Shawn Mobley, shared the news with the company in an internal email, which Bisnow obtained. 

"We will remember Joe for many things," Mobley said in the email. "Most of all we'll remember that he loved a good deal, and he was passionate about bringing two disparate groups together to create something better than they were before — he was a genius at connecting people."