Cushman & Wakefield Grows Healthcare Team in Southern California with Unique Industry Talent, Nehal Wadhwa 

Based in San Diego, Wadhwa brings experienced background as a medical/healthcare professional, operator and advisor

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 16, 2021 – Cushman & Wakefield has strengthened its healthcare brokerage services team in Southern California with the addition of Nehal Wadhwa as a Senior Associate in the firm’s San Diego offices. As a new member of Cushman & Wakefield’s national Healthcare Advisory Group, Wadhwa will be working alongside Joe Zurek who leads the firm’s local healthcare team in San Diego. She will specialize in representing clients in leasing and sales of healthcare real estate.

“We are excited to welcome Nehal as a rare talent within the field of healthcare brokerage. She is a real differentiator in our industry given her prior direct experience within the field of medicine and consulting with healthcare providers,” said Larry Cambra, Cushman & Wakefield’s Market Director of Brokerage in San Diego. “Healthcare remains a critical segment in commercial real estate, especially in San Diego, and Nehal adds to the depth of our client services in this specialized field.”

Lorie Damon, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Healthcare Advisory Practice, added, “Nehal’s breadth and depth of experience will be great assets not only to our healthcare practice in San Diego but also to our national Healthcare Advisory Practice. We look forward to sharing her expertise with our clients and colleagues alike.”

Wadhwa has a deep understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of the healthcare industry in San Diego and Southern California. During her professional career that spans decades, Wadhwa has helped to operate her own family medical practice in San Diego, including real estate needs, and has worked with many other medical providers and companies, advising their occupancy and expansion objectives.
 
Her experience includes but is not limited to, increasing productivity, improving revenue cycle management metrics, expansion and growth initiatives, creating and maintaining referral patterns and forming strategic partnerships. This combination of expertise in healthcare and real estate makes her uniquely qualified to help navigate the real estate landscape for medical groups of all sizes and specialties.
 
“Nehal’s extensive background and professional experience in both healthcare and real estate, from first-hand knowledge running a successful medical practice to advising healthcare clients achieve both business and real estate goals is incredibly unique and a huge value to our healthcare practice in Southern California,” added Joe Zurek. “Nehal is a perfect fit for our team and what we look to accomplish ahead in delivering the fresh and insightful solutions that she can through her direct experiences.”

Nehal Wadhwa expressed, “I was drawn at the opportunity to be a part of Cushman & Wakefield’s robust medical and healthcare platform and breadth of resources, regionally, nationally and globally, and look forward to working with Joe and all of my new colleagues to elevate my client services and new business pursuits. I also hope to utilize the skills and experience that I have accumulated over a long period of time to be an asset to my new team.”

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 50,000 employees in over 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2020, the firm had revenue of $7.8 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. 

Cushman & Wakefield’s Healthcare Advisory Group provides healthcare organizations with strategic and transformational real estate services that directly affect positive business outcomes. More than 300 real estate specialists drawn from a variety of real estate disciplines, including consulting, brokerage, project management, property/ facilities management, and valuation, help clients make decisions that enhance patient care and accessibility, generate efficiencies across their platforms, and maximize the value of their real estate. In short, we assist in aligning real estate with healthcare missions, whether that focus involves executing on a single specialty, planning for new care delivery models, or combining multiple practices. Our expertise in the healthcare industry, combined with deep local market knowledge, strong relationships with health systems, physician practices, and other healthcare providers, allows for rapid response to our healthcare clients’ needs.

Currently, Cushman & Wakefield has nearly 35 million square feet of healthcare properties under management, and executed more than $4.6 billion of healthcare and life science real estate transactions in 2020.