CHICAGO—DTZ, a global property services firm, has just appointed Brett Soloway as its new global general counsel. Soloway will join the company’s Chicago-based global leadership team and oversee its worldwide legal activities. This includes the management of all legal services regarding regulatory compliance, transactions, risk management, employment law, and litigation. He will also oversee the regional legal teams covering the Americas, EMEA, North Asia and Asia Pacific.
Furthermore, Soloway will also help develop and implement DTZ’s overall governance and risk management practices. He will report directly to Tod Lickerman, DTZ global chief executive officer.
“Brett brings a wealth of experience from outside our industry to DTZ and he will be instrumental in helping administer and manage the company,” says Lickerman. “He is a formidable professional and fits in well with the senior team. We are delighted to have Brett on board.”
Soloway has over 20 years of experience managing legal operations for retail and development companies. He joins DTZ from Home Depot, where he led an international team responsible for all legal matters relating to development, operations, as well as property management activities for more than 2,500 stores, distribution centers, and offices across North America, China, and India. His expertise includes EH&S and OSHA matters; energy agreements and renewable energy credit projects, loss prevention and asset protection activities; and direct interaction with federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
A member of the Illinois State Bar, earned his JD cum laude at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, IL.