Cushman & Wakefield buys Dutch design and build practice DZAP

5 October 2018 (Last Updated October 5th, 2018 11:58)

Global commercial real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield has acquired Dutch design and build practice DZAP.

Cushman & Wakefield buys Dutch design and build practice DZAP
DZAP offers office interior design and office building revitalisation services. Credit: Cushman & Wakefield 2018.

Global commercial real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield has acquired Dutch design and build practice DZAP.

Established in 1995, DZAP offers office interior designs and office building revitalisation services.

It currently employs 50 people to serve its customers on various projects across all sectors including Cushman & Wakefield’s Netherlands headquarters in UNStudio, Amsterdam.

Following the acquisition of Admos in Belgium and Luxembourg last year, the deal will improve the design and build capabilities of Cushman in EMEA.

“This significant acquisition represents an immediate expansion of our full-service approach to clients in the Netherlands.”

Cushman & Wakefield Netherlands head Jeroen Lokerse said: “We have first-hand experience as a client of the exemplary service provided by the DZAP team. Above all, the culture and ambition of our two firms are fully aligned.

“This significant acquisition represents an immediate expansion of our full-service approach to clients in the Netherlands.

“We already advise clients on how best to optimise their workplaces for business performance and now have an in-house design and build solution to turn it into a reality.”

As part of the transaction, Cushman will integrate DZAP into its EMEA project & development services (PDS) skill line. The regional PDS team will now include 475 people.

PDS offers project management, building consultancy, interior design, building engineering and cost consultancy services.

DZAP managing director Edward Vis will serve as the PDS Netherlands head and lead existing in-country staff, as well as DZAP’s project management team.

Cushman & Wakefield’s current team lead John Konijn will continue to lead his existing team.