GVA Worldwide closes in on transatlantic partnership with TCN Worldwide

Friday, 18 December 2015

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GVA Worldwide, the international arm of Bilfinger GVA, has agreed a strategic alliance with leading US commercial real estate advisor TCN Worldwide.

Patrick Morrissey, Chairman of GVA Worldwide, together with H. Ross Ford III, President & CEO of TCN Worldwide and David Greene, Chairman of the TCN Worldwide Board of Directors, announced today that the international real estate advisors have agreed to create an alliance that extends the scope and capability of their respective organisations into key strategic markets.

TCN Worldwide, headquartered in Dallas, operates in over 200 markets worldwide, with 59 offices, primarily in the US and Canada. With over 800 fee earners, a real estate management portfolio exceeding 80 million sq ft and nearly $40 billion in transactional stock their member firms provide comprehensive market coverage.

Patrick Morrissey, Chairman of GVA Worldwide, comments: “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.”

The new partnership is a major statement of intent by GVA Worldwide as it significantly strengthens its broader international network to complement its existing strength in Europe.

H. Ross Ford III, President and CEO of TCN Worldwide, comments: “We are excited to make this alliance a reality for our member firms. The opportunity to better serve our many clients and extend the reach of our global partners across Europe is a significant success. 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 organisations 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.”

Key TCN clients include The Carlyle Group, Texas Instruments, Jamestown, Dragados, Eland Energy, Uniqlo USA, HNA Group, Marlow Industries and La Maison du Chacolate.

The company’s key service lines include strategic planning consultancy, market and site analysis, transactional markets, financial and fund structuring, lease consultancy, data centers, pre-acquisition due-diligence, valuations and property and facilities management.

For further information on this new partnership or on the wider GVA Worldwide business contact Patrick Morrissey, Chairman of GVA Worldwide on 020 7911 2508 or email or visit