J. Clydesdale Cushman and Bernard Wakefield founded Cushman & Wakefield as a property management company in New York City in 1917. Today, it is one of the world's largest privately held real estate services firms. It represents clients in the buying, selling, financing, leasing management and valuation of assets. The firm also provides valuation advice, strategic planning and research, portfolio analysis, site selection and space location assistance. Cushman & Wakefield deals in various types of properties, such as condominiums, mobile homes, land, and office, retail and industrial facilities. It also offers various other services, including investment management, securities research, tenant representation, market analysis, network rationalization, property marketing, simulation modeling, agency leasing and portfolio administration. The firm has more than 215 offices in over 56 countries and employs nearly 12,000 individuals worldwide. Cushman & Wakefield maintains an office in New York City.