Meet the Team Members
DTZ EXECUTIVE TEAM
A globally integrated, expert executive team guides DTZ’s industry-leading advisory, brokerage and management operations. Proven leaders with broad and deep experience in their fields, our executives focus and direct DTZ’s global resources to successfully meet and exceed the expectations of our clients wherever they need our services, worldwide.
A leader in the property services industry with nearly thirty years of experience, Tod Lickerman is DTZ’s Global Chief Executive Officer. Tod is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of DTZ’s global business, including all brokerage, property and facilities management, project management, capital markets, valuation, consulting, research and investment and asset management in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Tod draws on his broad base of experience in guiding the development of investor and occupier property solutions and capabilities for real estate and property services providers. He joined DTZ from his position as Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Solutions Americas for Jones Lang LaSalle; he also oversaw the company’s facilities management business in Europe. Earlier in his career, Tod held various senior leadership roles, both at JLL and as an SVP with Equis Corp.
Tod earned his BS in Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, and is a registered architect in the State of Wisconsin. He is an active member of CoreNet, IFMA, Tradeline and the Sourcing Interest Group.
Steve Quick, Chief Executive of Global Corporate Services (GCS), joined DTZ in 2013 with nearly 25 years of industry leadership experience. Steve oversees the company’s global platform serving occupier clients, including major corporations, institutions and governmental agencies. GCS manages and coordinates core DTZ service lines, including portfolio planning, transactions, project management and facility management, for many of the world’s leading corporations.
The former Executive Managing Director of Global Corporate Services at CBRE, Steve has also held executive positions at Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions, where was VP and general manager of EMEA GWS operations. Steve has also served as senior VP at EMCOR Facility Services and as a corporate director at Waste Management, Inc. Steve began his professional career with Deloitte.
A licensed CPA, Steve earned his MBA in Finance and Management from the University of South Florida, and his BS in Accounting and Business at Illinois State University. He serves on the CoreNet Global Board of Directors, and is the CoreNet Global Treasurer. He is a longstanding member of the AICPA.
With 14 years of executive experience in the global facilities management and real estate services industry, Paul joined DTZ from his former position as VP of Global Operations Americas at Global WorkPlace Solutions for Johnson Controls, where he was responsible for driving operational excellence, improving customer satisfaction and increasing profitability across 12 countries and 7,000 locations. His proven leadership helps DTZ deliver the expert management solutions and coordinated local execution that our clients rely on to meet their increasing business requirements worldwide.
Earlier in his career, Paul served as Vice President and General Manager of Global WorkPlace Solutions USA facility management business. He has been based in the U.S. since 2003, having previously served as director of operations for the company in the UK. He earned his MBA at the University of Leicester, UK, and is a member of CoreNet and IFMA.
John Forrester is Chief Executive of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for DTZ and former Chief Executive Officer of DTZ PLC. With extensive knowledge of global real estate markets and client strategies, John joined the company in 1988, and has held the roles of Head of London operations, head of EMEA Occupational and Development Markets, Vice Chairman of UK and Head of UK and Ireland.
Henry Arundel, Chief Executive of Asia Pacific, comprising Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, is responsible for the management of all aspects of DTZ’s services across the region. Henry joined the company as Chief Executive Australia and New Zealand in 2011. Prior to joining DTZ, Henry served as Regional Executive and General Manager for Johnson Controls (JCI), overseeing operations in Australia and New Zealand and leading the firm’s transaction advisory business in Asia Pacific. With professional experience in corporate management, engineering, design consultancy and the construction and heavy engineering industries, he is an expert in company formation and growth, recruitment, management and business development. Earlier in his career, Henry was head of Project Management, Asia Pacific for CB Richard Ellis, head of Asia Pacific for Trammell Crow Company, and Hong Kong-based Director for CMI. He earned his BS in Engineering and Management from the University of Brighton, England.
Edward Cheung is Chief Executive of North Asia, comprising Greater China, Japan and South Korea. Edward joined C.Y. Leung & Co. (now merged with DTZ) as the Business Development Director for Mainland China in 1993, and was later appointed General Manager of the Shanghai Office. In that position, he acquired expertise in planning and marketing residential and commercial projects across China, expanded the office from a staff of 30 to more than 500, and assumed managerial responsibilities for consultancy and strategic planning. Named CEO of DTZ Mainland China, then promoted to head the Greater China region, he now oversees 24 offices as head of North Asia. Edward graduated from the University of East Anglia, UK with a degree in Urban and Environmental Planning, and started his career in property services with a major international consultancy firm in 1987.
Joseph Friedman is responsible for oversight of all budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with the firm’s overall strategy. He oversees systems, principals and regulatory requirements, as well as DTZ’s regional finance teams globally. He joined the company in 2012, bringing 30 years’ significant experience in finance and leadership of complex global environments. His proven skills and outstanding record include portfolio management, leadership of transformational activities and development of strategic plans. Joe earned his MBA from Pepperdine University and his BB in Accounting from West Virginia University. He is a CPA, and is involved in community and nonprofit service including board and advisory committee support.
David Bray oversees the Health, Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) of DTZ’s employees and contractors worldwide. Safety is a core value of DTZ, and Dave’s role ensures that we maintain the highest health, safety and environmental standards all over the world. Dave recently joined the company, bringing more than two decades of global safety experience in various industries including engineering, construction and maintenance in the upstream-downstream oil and gas, power generation, production and pipeline, and government services (DOE). Dave earned his Class A designation in business management through the PGA of America in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the API Center for Offshore Safety and a member of National Construction Safety Executives, the University of Houston Dean’s Development Committee Masters in Security, and the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
Based in DTZ’s global headquarters in Chicago, Global General Counsel Brett Soloway is an integral part of the global leadership team. Brett oversees DTZ’s worldwide legal activities and plays a critical role in developing and implementing DTZ’s governance and risk management practices. As Global General Counsel, Brett is responsible for developing and leading DTZ’s corporate legal strategy to protect and promote the company’s interests globally. He provides counsel on legal and business matters and ensures the delivery of all legal services in a wide range of areas including regulatory compliance, transactions, risk management, employment law, and litigation. Brett also is responsible for the functional oversight of regional legal teams in the Americas, EMEA, North Asia and Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining DTZ, Brett led an international team for Home Depot that was responsible for all legal matters relating to development, operations, and property management activities for more than 2,500 stores, distribution centers, and offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, and India. In this role, he managed transactional, environmental, litigation, regulatory and other specialty legal work, including work on M&A transactions, logistics/supply chain concerns, construction and facility maintenance issues, legal compliance, and regulatory matters. His expertise includes EH&S and OSHA matters; energy agreements and Renewable Energy Credit projects; loss prevention and asset protection activities; and direct interaction with federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
Drawing on his more than 20 years of industry experience, Adam Stanley provides strategic and operational direction for DTZ technology and work across our global regions to further drive growth and innovation. Responsible for DTZ’s technology systems and infrastructure across all of DTZ’s global business units, Adam is an integral component in the global executive team. A strong and inspirational leader, Mr. Stanley is a change agent with proven success driving growth, performance, talent retention and innovation.
Prior to joining DTZ, Adam served as Technology and Security Services Director for Aviva PLC, a FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 insurer and asset manager and the world’s sixth largest insurer. His numerous global and US leadership roles also include serving as the Global Chief Technology Officer of Aon, a leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, based in Chicago.
Adam is deeply involved in the civic and charitable community and provides pro-bono technology, operations and organizational strategy advisory services to non-profit charitable, religious, and governmental organizations.
Mary Tamaki-Green provides leadership in the development and execution of global corporate marketing, communications and branding initiatives for DTZ. Mary joined the company in 2011, after serving as Vice President of Marketing for the Western U.S for Jones Lang LaSalle, where she led corporate branding, business development, and digital media. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, she was the founder and creative director of a marketing firm based in Los Angeles, which developed differentiated marketing strategies for a diverse clientele including Jacobs Engineering, ABM, CB Richard Ellis, Colliers International, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Mary is a graduate of the Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design.