The Head of Advisory and Transactions’ is a new role within CBRE, with the Hungarian position being only the 6th of its kind across the entire of EMEA. The key objective behind this role is the alignment and optimisation of the Agency teams, in order to deliver a stronger and more complex service to clients. CBRE Hungary employs 16 people across the three Agency teams, and it will be David’s task to manage and oversee the growth and development of these teams, resulting in enhanced client care and a far more sophisticated and integrated service to client’s needs.
Before joining CBRE, David spent almost 14 years working at Cushman & Wakefield, most recently, for the last 9 years, as Partner and Head of the Office Agency Team based in Budapest and before this for Cushman & Wakefield based in their Edinburgh office in his native Scotland. David is a Member of the RICS and an Assessor for the RICS.
David’s role is a new initiative within CBRE, and it will be his responsibility to lead the implementation and development of the personnel and clients within the three teams. “There is no doubt that this new role, is a very exciting and creative initiative from CBRE.” David Johnston MRICS notes. He continues, “All Agency teams operate in approximately the same manner, sharing some of the same clients between them. This new role allows us to take advantage of this, unify the service lines and offer a far more sophisticated and integrated solution to our clients. Once operational, I believe that this will offer a competitive advantage to CBRE, but most importantly a far greater service to our clients. I am proud to of been selected to implement this new role in Hungary, and look forward to the challenges and successes that we will enjoy moving forward.”
“We are very proud to have David in our Budapest team. He is one of the most experienced and respected Agents within the Hungarian market, and with this experience and his professional approach, I am confident that CBRE can reach its key objective – providing unique solutions to our Hungarian and international clients more efficiently” said Lóránt Varga Kibédi Managing Director of CBRE Hungary.
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