Cushman & Wakefield Stiles & Riabokobylko (C&W/S&R) announce the promotion of Tom Cashel, Head of Capital Markets, and Robert Grant, General Director of Cushman & Wakefield Ukraine, to Partner effective 1 June, 2008.
In September 2007 Tom joined the firm in Moscow, but his involvement with the Russian capital market began in the 90's at Chase Manhattan and its predecessors with the advent of inter-bank trading in Russian sovereign debt and evolved into investment banking work in debt and equity capital markets, including private placements and M&A while with ING Barings, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and America's Growth Capital. At C&W/S&R, Tom is responsible for the Capital Markets Department and since his appointment has built on the existing team which now comprises a group of professionals with a wealth of real estate, investment banking and private equity experience who are managing a significant number of exclusive mandates for clients in asset dispositions/acquisitions and debt and equity capital raising. Tom's team managed such recent high-profile deals as the sale of Ducat Place II for LR Ducat Holding AB and the sale of Oil House Business Center as sub-agent for Ural Energy Management Company who represented RAO UES as agent.
Robert joined C&W's Kyiv office in December of last year having come from a background in the banking, financial and real estate sectors in both Ukraine and Russia. Robert previously occupied the positions of Chairman of ING Bank Ukraine and Chief Executive Officer of Midland International, a Moscow-based property company with extensive real estate interests in Russia and Ukraine. He was brought on board to lead C&W's business in Ukraine and has already contributed to expanding the services the firm offers to clients by strengthening the existing teams.
Mark Stiles, Partner, General Director, C&W/S&R: "We are extremely fortunate to have Tom and Robert who have made substantial contributions in raising the bar in terms of professionalism and commitment to the firm and our clients. Their elevation to Partner is a natural career progression."
Source: Cushman & Wakefield