HOUSTON — Cushman & Wakefield has hired Nicholas Murphy as a senior director. Murphy will join the Equity, Debt & Structured Finance team at Cushman & Wakefield’s Houston office. In this role, he will advise clients in Texas on capital-stack strategies, with a focus on the multifamily sector. Murphy most recently worked as a director of acquisitions at Sync Residential. Prior to this, he was a director at Berkadia. Murphy graduated from the St. Edwards University and earned a master’s in real estate development at Arizona State University.