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 28-year commercial real estate veteran and former COO of the Americas for DTZ, Robert Shibuya is responsible for overseeing all of DTZ’s integrated global property services, comprised of brokerage, property and facilities management, project management, capital markets, valuation, consulting, research and investment and asset management skill lines in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining DTZ, Bob served as the global head of corporate advisory services for the Trammell Crow Company (now part of CBRE), where he oversaw all occupier transaction and advisory services. He has also served as an advisory board member of CRESA Partners, and held various executive leadership roles with CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from The University of the Pacific school of business.
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.
Todd McHenry oversees DTZ's worldwide legal activities and plays a critical role in DTZ’s governance and risk management practices. He is responsible for developing and leading DTZ's corporate legal strategy; provides independent counsel on legal and business matters; and manages the delivery of all legal services, including regulatory compliance, transactions, risk management, employment law and litigation. As former International Group General Counsel for DaVita Inc., Todd managed global legal services in China, Germany, Latin America, Europe, India, Middle East and Southeast Asia. During his 24-year career, he also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Raley’s. At the Walt Disney Company, he was Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Disney Consumer Products, and Senior Vice President, Regional Counsel – Asia Pacific. Todd earned his BA in Music from Yale University and his JD from Hastings College of the Law, with additional studies at the Kansai University of Foreign Languages and Temple University's Law Program in Japan, where he was adjunct professor of law.
Stuart Carmichael is responsible for DTZ's overall property services growth strategy, business improvement and expansion plans, including organic growth initiatives and mergers and acquisitions. With more than 10 years’ experience in the industry, Stuart joined the company in 2007 as Group General Manager of the M&A team, then became Executive General Manager for Middle East operations. Most recently, he led the successful 100-day integration program of DTZ with the former UGL Services. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma in Applied Finance, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has worked in the UK, Western Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
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.
Nicholas Westley oversees DTZ’s Global Corporate Services (GCS), which provides global or regional management of our clients’ property portfolios. Nick also serves as the Chief Executive of the Americas, comprising US, Canada, and Latin America. With more than 25 years of successful corporate client service, Nick joined DTZ in 2012. Most recently, he led Johnson Controls (JCI)’s global real estate and project management services, and, prior to JCI’s 2005 acquisition of United Systems Integrators (USI), was Chief Strategy Officer of USI. In his early career Nick focused on development with JMB/Urban Development Company in Los Angeles and also served as real estate consultant for Warner Bros. Nick holds an MBA from Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration and earned his BS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with honors from Cornell University. He is active in CoreNet, ULI, ICSC and the USGBC, and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Westcoast Sports Associates, Cornell’s Real Estate Advisory Group and the Harvard Business School Association.
George Keches joined the company in September 2007 with the acquisition of UNICCO Service Company, where he was President. He has also served as UNICCO’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Earlier in his career, George worked with emerging technology and manufacturing companies for Arthur Andersen & Co. He earned his BS in Accounting from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant. George is Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.
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.