Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm, announces key appointments on its Moscow Capital Markets team. Irina Ushakova and Igor Pushchen join the firm in a position of Partner and Senior Consultant, respectively.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Ms. Ushakova worked at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) as a National Director, Capital Markets. She began her career at JLL in Hotel Advisory, later shifting focus to Capital Markets. Irina has broad international experience as well having worked in European markets for Accor and Better Revenue. Irina has a multi-billion dollar career track record as an Advisor on key investment transactions in all sectors of commercial real estate , including, but not limited to, such transactions as the sale of Tomilino and Sholokhovo Logistics, DHL Business Center & Logistic Complex on 8th of March, Business Center Lesnaya Plaza, Business Center Bahrushin House and Hotel Park Inn, Yekaterinburg, amongst others. Irina has a degree in Finance & Real Estate and Hospitality Management from the University of Lausanne and Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne.
Igor Pushchen, Senior Consultant, Cushman & Wakefield, previously held the position of Deputy Head of the Investment Department at Colliers International. Mr. Pushchen brings a multi-million dollar career track record to Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets team. His Advisory experience includes investment deals with clients such as Interros, DS Development, Build-to-Rent, OSJC Gazpromneft-MNGK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates, Chamber of Commerce of Kazakhstan. Prior to his role with Colliers International, Igor worked for the privately owned financial and production group BRIT. Igor graduated from State University of Management with a Bachelor in Economics and went on to earn a Ph.D in Economics.
Previously Denis Platov joined Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Consultant, Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield he worked in Citibank for two years. He started his career at Cushman & Wakefield, working for four years in Valuation & Advisory department. Denis graduated from State University – Higher School of Economics with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a CFA Level 3 candidate for the CFA charter in the area of investment analysis and corporate finance.
Tom Cashel, Head of Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield comments: “We are very pleased to have Irina and Igor join our team. Our Capital Markets team has moved from strength to strength and adding professionals of this caliber to our existing team will enable us to continue to provide the exemplary service our clients have come to expect from Cushman & Wakefield in Moscow.”