Diligence Advisory

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Where unparalleled market intelligence powers astute investment analysis.

Our Diligence Advisory Group (DAG) is an integral component of Cushman & Wakefield, a leader in Advisory Services, Brokerage, Valuation and Market Research. For more than a century, Cushman & Wakefield has been a trusted real estate advisor to corporations, institutions, and investors across the industry.

In today’s climate of ever-changing CRE conditions, clients need expert advice and real-time data to make astute business decisions about their investments and portfolios. Within DAG, our seasoned professionals leverage the larger Cushman & Wakefield knowledge capital when advising clients on complex debt and equity investment decisions.

Within DAG, our seasoned professionals leverage the larger Cushman & Wakefield knowledge capital when advising clients on complex debt and equity investment decisions.

The experience this team brings to Cushman & Wakefield is diverse and deeply rooted in the broader CRE industry. As a result, the confluence of perspectives offered provides incredible insight and represents a tremendous value add to our clients.

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The professionals of our Diligence Advisory Group specialize in debt and equity underwriting for CRE lenders and investors.

Our projects encompass underwriting and transaction management for CRE participants across the spectrum and up and down the capital stack:

  • Securitization, balance sheet, and GSE lenders
  • Commercial mortgage backed securities investors
  • Subordinate debt – mezzanine/b-note/pref equity
  • Equity investors
  • Banks, insurance companies, REITs, funds, fund advisors, asset managers
  • Foreign investors for equity or debt
  • Governmental agencies/economic development corporations

Focused on strategic bank advisory, our group is the market leader in providing large-scale, on-site teams of credit-trained professionals.

Our professionals extract, validate, remediate, and populate loan file data for regulatory requirements. Whether regional or multinational financial institutions, our team has the capacity to cover such functions as:

  • Bank stress testing advisory and property cash flow modeling for CRE and C&I
  • Bank target advisory and due diligence for M&A transactions
  • Regulatory and other compliance projects for the OCC and CFPB including HMDA, FLOOD, and other regulatory-driven remediations
  • Loan file data aggregation, including CRE, C&I, and Consumer – CCAR Schedule M’s & Q’s




Although major commercial real estate firms share some of the same capabilities, we offer a set of unique strengths to our clients:


Experience & Expertise

Our professionals have various backgrounds including appraisal, lending, portfolio management, hedge fund management, research, secondary market traders and CRE underwriters.


Global Coverage

Engaging a global real estate firm gives our clients access to Cushman & Wakefield’s breadth of services. With more than 45,000 employees located in 300+ offices worldwide, we have access to valuation professionals, property managers, leasing and capital markets brokers, and research professionals, giving us the market knowledge, resources and geographic capabilities to meet our clients’ most sophisticated needs.



Cushman & Wakefield’s network of offices regularly provides data to our global research team, as well as staff who assist in data collection and analysis. These professionals track global market fundamentals and utilize the information to identify real estate trends and prepare forecasts, occupancy cost benchmarking, retail market entry advice, and peer group studies in support of client activities.


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