Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Begins New Job at Cushman & Wakefield


Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly settled into his role as head of a new anti-terrorism and crime division at Cushman & Wakefield (CWK) this week.

The Risk Management Services Division will advise commercial real-estate clients on how to protect their buildings and their data from threats.

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Ray Kelly joined Cushman & Wakefield this week.
Ray Kelly joined Cushman & Wakefield this week.

Mr. Kelly hit the job market following his 12-year stint as top cop under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While overseeing New York’s Finest, he helped reduce the city’s violent crime rate by 40 percent and established the first counterterrorism bureau of any city police department in the country.

“I am honored to join such a world-class organization and have the opportunity to lead this groundbreaking new division for Cushman & Wakefield as we work to protect the safety and stability of the firm’s global clients and their assets,” Mr. Kelly said in a statement released upon his appointment at the firm early last month.

Mr. Kelly has landed a number of other gigs since exiting as commissioner, most recently as a consultant for all ABC News platforms. He also joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a distinguished visiting fellow, signed a deal as a speaker with Greater Talent Network and will serve as a “special adviser” to a planned New York state college for homeland security and emergency preparedness.

Last month he was awarded the Commandant’s Leadership Award at the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation’s annual gala and at the end of January received the Saint Thomas More Award from St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Association, among other recent awards.

Mr. Kelly was not available for additional comment, but a Cushman & Wakefield spokesperson confirmed that he has begun settling into his role.

His official start date was March 24.