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Seasoned Industry Professional Bolsters Firm’s Healthcare Advisory Group

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 11, 2018Cushman & Wakefield has named Shane Funston as a senior director of its Commercial Brokerage and Healthcare Advisory groups. Based in the global real estate firm’s Philadelphia office, Funston brings 15 years of national expertise in commercial and healthcare-specific real estate to his new role.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Healthcare Advisory Group provides healthcare organizations with strategic real estate services that directly affect positive business outcomes. Funston will play a key role in strengthening this rapidly-growing practice by facilitating, managing and executing real estate strategies for a range of healthcare clients including healthcare systems, physician practices, ancillary healthcare service providers, as well as institutional and private investors.

Throughout his career, Funston’s clients have included some of the largest not-for-profit and for-profit health systems in the tristate area including University of Pennsylvania Health System, Health Management Associates, Public Health Management Corporation and Community Health Systems. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he served as director of brokerage and healthcare real estate services for a Philadelphia-based real estate firm.

Increasingly, real estate is playing a key role in successfully serving patients and maintaining the financial strength of healthcare organizations, noted Funston. “The healthcare market today is rapidly evolving,” he said. “Cushman & Wakefield’s outstanding resources, reputation and expertise – along with its national and global reach – makes it a great place to continue my career. I look forward to building on the momentum of our healthcare practice while providing best-in-class service to clients.”

Funston earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the George Washington University School of Business and is a member of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). When not at work, the Whitemarsh Township resident devotes time to supporting the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia.

“Shane is a recognized leader within the Philadelphia commercial real estate community, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Cushman & Wakefield team,” said Mike McCurdy, managing principal. “His professionalism and extensive knowledge of commercial real estate, especially in the healthcare sector, makes him an incredibly valuable asset as we continue to grow and expand the services of our Healthcare Advisory Group.”

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, advisory and other services. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake on Twitter.


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