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TCN Worldwide and GVA Worldwide Negotiate a Transatlantic Alliance

LONDON and DALLAS, TX. (December 10, 2015) – H. Ross Ford III, President & CEO of TCN Worldwide Real Estate Services, and David Greene, Chairman of the TCN Worldwide Board of Directors, together with Patrick Morrissey, Chairman of GVA Worldwide, announced today that the international real estate advisors have agreed to create an alliance that extends the scope and capability of their respective organizations into key strategic markets.

GVA Worldwide is an international network of independent commercial real estate companies working with a wide range of clients including occupiers, multi-national corporations, major space users, developers, owners, institutions, lenders and investors. Through its affiliated member firms, partners can harness the expertise of 5,000 professionals in over 120 offices across 25 countries worldwide.

The alliance with TCN Worldwide—a consortium of independent commercial real estate firms with approximately $38.8 billion in annual transactions and over 80 million square feet of space under management—will facilitate a range of services to both groups’ clients, including: transactions, strategic planning, market and site analysis, financial and fund structuring, lease consultancy, pre-acquisition due-diligence, valuation, asset, property and facilities management.

Patrick Morrissey, Chairman of GVA Worldwide, commented: “We have been in detailed discussions with TCN for some time. Our long standing ambition to establish a strategic alliance with a leading US real estate practice has been fulfilled. We have signed a memorandum of understanding with TCN. This agreement will form a hugely significant step in our plans to expand and strengthen not just our transatlantic ties but our wider cross-border capability throughout the GVA Worldwide community. As the markets continue to strengthen and the flows of capital continue our access to and representation in the US becomes increasingly important for our clients.”

H. Ross Ford III, President and CEO of TCN Worldwide, stated: “We are excited to make this alliance a reality for our member firms. TCN serves more than 200 markets across the world and maintains an affiliate firm in nearly every major city in America. Expanding our network’s opportunities to better serve our many clients and extend the reach of our global partners across Europe is a significant success.” He added, “We will look to continue our global growth and work in concert with the GVA Worldwide team to take advantage of the many synergies our organizations share. Most importantly, we are already seeing several of our member firms and specialty teams working together on new business opportunities. We look forward to building on these early successes in the coming months.”

David Greene, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TCN Worldwide and President of Brokerage Services at MHP Real Estate Services in New York, added: “A strategic alliance between TCN Worldwide and GVA Worldwide increases our collective reach, strengthens our client base, and invigorates our individual firms. The new worldwide alliance now provides every individual in both affiliate organizations the chance to better serve their clients and prospects.” He added, “to be able to significantly expand our reach beyond the 200 markets that we currently serve through our independent affiliates is a distinct opportunity. This is an important alliance for TCN and all of our affiliates throughout America, Canada and the World and in particular, for MHP as the NYC affiliate for TCN and as a whole, we will continue to provide ‘best in class’ client services with sincerity and transparency.”

GVA Worldwide

GVA Worldwide is a growing partnership of independent commercial real estate companies working with a wide range of clients including occupiers, multi-national corporations, major space users, developers, owners, institutions, lenders and investors. Its new partnership with Bilfinger Real Estate enables it to harness the expertise of 5,000 professionals in over 120 offices across 25 countries worldwide.

GVA Worldwide maintains a global presence, including Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom; Asia Pacific: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India.

For further information visit www.gvaworldwide.com.

About TCN Worldwide

TCN Worldwide, a consortium of independent commercial real estate firms, provides complete integrated real estate solutions locally and internationally. With approximately $38.8 billion in annual transactions and over 80 million square feet of space under management, the organization ranks as one of the largest service providers in the industry. An extensive range of real estate services coupled with a personal commitment to exceed client expectations is what allows TCN Worldwide to be a leader within the commercial real estate industry. Formed in 1989, TCN Worldwide is comprised of over 800 commercial real estate professionals serving more than 200 primary and secondary markets worldwide.

For more information on TCN Worldwide, contact H. Ross Ford or Nicole Hopkins at 972-769-8701 or visit www.TCNWorldwide.com.