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Cushman & Wakefield's New Top Dog

Cushman & Wakefield has a new president and CEO, Ed Forst, starting on Jan. 6. Most people join a gym in January, but traveling among the company's 250 offices in 60 countries could also satisfy the popular New Year's resolution to exercise more. Operations experience trumped lack of extensive real estate exposure on Ed's resume, Cushman & Wakefield chairman and EMEA CEO Carlo Barel di Sant'Albano told us Monday. Glenn Rufrano vacated the position six months ago. Ed's past positions include principal operating officer of Harvard for a year, 10 years as global co-head of Goldman Sachs' investment management division, and a stint as advisor to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.