Christa DiLalo

With the world constantly changing, how has your job, or client’s job changed over the past 10 years?
As a researcher, I get to witness and explore trends across all different industry types. For example, e-commerce has revolutionized both the retail and the warehousing worlds of commercial real estate, and I love helping our brokers reinvent ways to help their clients meet their changing needs. Advances in technology over the past 10 years have also made information-gathering easier for clients, so I think our jobs have evolved into being true advisors for our clients, not just space-finders.
Why do YOU work here at Cushman & Wakefield and not somewhere else?
I work at Cushman & Wakefield and not somewhere else because honestly, I just want to be among the best. As far as research is concerned, we are one of the only firms in the industry with our own proprietary database and our own statistics, and I think this propels us far ahead of our competition. Across the firm, we have teams that specialize in everything, and as a result, not many other companies come close to the breadth of our capabilities. Frankly, I have trouble imagining working for a company whose output didn’t always make me this proud to be affiliated.
What solution, achievement or moment are you most proud of while either working at Cushman & Wakefield, or in your personal life?
One of the things I am most proud of is our New Jersey office’s commitment to our community, and the eagerness with which my colleagues picked up and ran with one of my long-time passions. Since I started at C&W in 2011, we have contributed to the building of six homes with Habitat For Humanity, and I’m still impressed by the way this group of corporate real estate professionals leapt at the opportunity to help build affordable housing–the other end of our industry’s spectrum. Business relationships are critical, but I’m proud of the enthusiastic way the people at C&W also give back to our community.

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