Cushman & Wakefield announced the formation of a strategic alliance with DHC Real Estate Services, LLC, a service-disabled-veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) founded by Jonathan Luttwak, a former U.S. Army captain and New York-based commercial real estate professional.
The alliance will enable public- and private-sector enterprises to increase their commitment to supplier diversity — and to meet state and federal mandates — while also maintaining access to the global platform of services offered by Cushman & Wakefield.
“This alliance reaffirms our commitment to the military and veteran community, which is a core component of our corporate culture,” said Frank Stanley, Director of Veterans Programs at Cushman & Wakefield.
“It also allows us to provide an outstanding solution for our clients who are looking to bolster their commitment to supplier diversity — particularly those looking to partner with a veteran-owned firm.”
DHC Real Estate Services was founded in 2018 by Luttwak, a combat veteran who started his commercial real estate career in brokerage services at Cushman & Wakefield.
A graduate of West Point, Luttwak served as a U.S. Army officer, reaching the grade of captain. He was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and also supported operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait following 9/11. He subsequently earned his MBA from Columbia University.
“I founded my business with a belief that real estate is at the heart of everything we do as a nation,” Luttwak said. “It is where we innovate, collaborate, live, work, govern and educate.
“A great real estate strategy can have a meaningful impact on the success of an enterprise. At DHC, we combine a process-driven approach with the values of selfless service ingrained during my time at West Point and the Army — those of duty, honor and country.
“This alliance enables me to provide values-based service to clients while also empowering them with the full depth and breadth of Cushman & Wakefield’s global platform of services.”
SDVOSBs are given some important preferences in government contracting. Overall, the government aims to award at least three percent of prime contract dollars annually to SDVOSBs. That amounted to over $16 billion worth of business in 2016.