Cushman & Wakefield: VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer


Cushman & Wakefield announced that the real estate services firm has earned the designation of VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

“The extraordinary efforts of Cushman & Wakefield to hire, retain and support veterans and the military-connected community have earned the organization one of our highest awards,” said George Altman, President of VETS Indexes.

“We are honored to be recognized as a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer, reaffirming our steadfast dedication to empowering veterans and the military community,” said Matt Disher, Executive Director, Military & Veterans Programs at Cushman & Wakefield. “At Cushman & Wakefield, we deeply value the remarkable leadership, collaborative spirit, adaptability and problem-solving prowess that veterans bring. This award serves as a testament to our ongoing dedication to honor and support the military and veteran community every day.”

This year, a record 344 organizations submitted completed surveys for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, an increase of more than 100 from last year and nearly triple the number from two years ago. Of those, VETS Indexes recognized 285 organizations across the following award levels: 5 Star Employer, 4 Star Employer, 3 Star Employer and Recognized Employer.

“Competition for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards was tougher than ever in 2024, as a record number of organizations participated. Even with hundreds of employers in the running, the veterans program at Cushman & Wakefield stood out from the rest. Congratulations to Cushman & Wakefield on this outstanding achievement!” Altman said.

As the most objective and comprehensive evaluation of veteran employers, the VETS Indexes Employer Awards program has set a new standard in veteran employment data. VETS Indexes and its Employer Awards have been featured on CNBC, Fox Business and BNN Bloomberg, as well as military-specific outlets, including, Military Times and Stars & Stripes. This in-depth survey and recognition program analyzes employers’ policies, practices and outcomes in detail, across the following 5 categories:

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
  • Veteran employee development and retention
  • Veteran-inclusive policies and culture
  • Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
  • Military spouse/family support

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