Cushman & Wakefield and ChaneyBrooks Forge an Exclusive Alliance in Hawaii and Guam

Cushman & Wakefield has entered into an exclusive alliance agreement with ChaneyBrooks, the leading commercial real estate firm serving Hawaii and Guam markets.

Mike Smith, President, West Region, Cushman & Wakefield, said, “Our priority is to meet our clients’ needs wherever they do business – whether with a corporate office, or a premier alliance partner. “Both firms share a culture of putting the client first and putting the best team on the field. This new partnership will benefit both our local and global clients in Hawaii and Guam with deep local knowledge and a network of global expertise.”

Founded in Hawaii in 1958, ChaneyBrooks has served clients in the areas of asset and property management, sales, leasing, and development consulting in office, industrial, retail, hospitality, multi-family residential, privatized military housing, and mixed-use projects in Hawaii and Asia Pacific. The Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks alliance brings together Cushman & Wakefield’s well-established global platform with ChaneyBrooks’ deep local knowledge in the Pacific markets.

Steve Sombrero, a 30-year real estate veteran, will continue to serve as President of the new Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks alliance firm. Joseph Haas will remain as the Managing Director and Principal Broker of Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks and will be responsible for overseeing the company’s brokerage, property management and leasing services in Hawaii and Guam.

“This is a great milestone for ChaneyBrooks to become part of one of the leading real estate organizations in the world. We could not be more ecstatic about what our new alliance with Cushman & Wakefield will mean to our future, and more importantly, our ability to better service our clients,” said Sombrero; continuing, “Drawing upon the power of a dominant global platform, we will remain fully focused and devoted to providing clients with value-add local expertise which has enabled ChaneyBrooks to be at the forefront of the rapid growth of Hawaii’s commercial real estate market for decades. “

Sombrero added, “As our business continues to flourish, our clients have wanted us to expand our practice geographically, in an effort to better connect real estate opportunities in Hawaii and Guam with those located in U.S. mainland, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines and Korea. Our new alliance will help us satisfy this critical need by enhancing our ability to service clients throughout Asia and across the globe while still retaining our local touch unique to Hawaii.”

The Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Program is a fully-integrated extension of the firm’s global platform, consisting of selected independent firms that provide Cushman & Wakefield clients with extended geographic reach, offer best-in-market professionals, and high-quality, comprehensive services. Each firm is independently owned and operated and has deep relationships within their communities. Operating as a unified team, Cushman & Wakefield and its Alliance Members combine strong local talent, relationships, and market intelligence with the full range of Cushman & Wakefield’s global platform and resources with the goal of providing best in class service to clients. 



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About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients’ ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit, or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

About ChaneyBrooks
Chaney Brooks has been in business in Hawaii for nearly 60 years. In 1958, Aaron Chaney opened a one-room office called Aaron M. Chaney, Inc., Hawaii’s first independently-owned property management company. Over the years, we have masterfully delivered real estate services based on the time-tested premise that “whoever can be trusted with little can also be trusted with much.” We strive, at all times, to achieve the highest and best potential of both human and land resources through creative problem solving and responsible execution of strategies whether here or abroad. Our alliance with Cushman & Wakefield, the World’s preeminent commercial real estate brand will bring new innovations and best practices for our clients and customers with the Aloha Touch. Visit

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Steve Sombrero
Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks
+1 808 544 1798

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Cushman & Wakefield
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