Frank Liantonio & Brian Corcoran designated "Fellows" of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
31 Oct, 2005, New York, NY
Cushman & Wakefield's Frank Liantonio, MAI, CRE, and Brian Corcoran, MAI, CRE, have been designated as "Fellows" (FRICS) of the London-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the largest professional body for property, land, construction and related environmental issues worldwide.
With the FRICS designation, Messrs. Liantonio and Corcoran, executive vice presidents of Cushman & Wakefield, join an elite corps of individuals who represent only a fraction of one percent of the 110,000 global members of RICS. Through a unique agreement with the U.S.-based Counselors of Real Estate organization, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors invites only select members through its "Eminent Practitioner" route.
According to Mr. Liantonio, the honor recognizes the level of professionalism with which he and Mr. Corcoran have conducted their careers in commercial real estate, as well as the global nature of their more than 30-year practice.
"Brian and I have benefited greatly from the global growth of Cushman & Wakefield over the course of our careers," Mr. Liantonio said. "This recognition by the London Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a true honor, in large part because of the exclusivity of this group of worldwide practitioners who are designated as fellows."
Mr. Corcoran echoed Mr. Liantonio's sentiments, adding, "Our practice has been built around the idea of offering exceptional appraisal and valuation service, founded on integrity. This designation, to me, represents equally our commitment to clients and the size and scope of our practice today."
Mr. Liantonio has been with Cushman & Wakefield since 1981. In January 2004 he became co-head of the firm's Capital Markets Group focusing on business development and integration of the group's related business activities. Mr. Liantonio is a member of the Board of Directors, serves on the firm's Compensation Committee and sits on the Board of Cushman &Wakefield Securities Inc.
Mr. Liantonio has been awarded numerous industry and company awards, including the 1985 Francis Corcoran Appraisal Manager of the Year, the 2001 International Deal of the Year, the 2003 Northern California Deal of the Year, the 2004 Cushman & Wakefield's Charles E. Griffin Most Valuable Player and the 2004 Cushman & Wakefield's New York Area Most Ingenious Deal of the Year.
Mr. Liantonio received his bachelor's in economics from Marist College. An active member of the American Cancer Society for more than 25 years, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society's Eastern Division.
Mr. Corcoran has also been with Cushman & Wakefield since 1981 and is a member of the Board of Directors. He now heads the firm's Valuation Services within its Capital Markets Group and serves as Chairman of the Facilities Review Committee, which makes recommendations concerning all of the company's leased facilities.
Mr. Corcoran has received various awards, including the 1991 Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award, Cushman & Wakefield's 1989 Deal of the Year, the 2000 Person of the Year Award from the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the 2002 Louise Lee and Y.T. Lum Award from the Appraisal Institute and the 2004 Cushman & Wakefield's Charles E. Griffin Most Valuable Player Award.
Mr. Corcoran is a graduate of Marist College. He has taught real estate appraisal and investment analysis courses at various universities, including New York University, Queens College and Long Island University at C.W. Post, and has lectured at Yale University and Columbia University. Currently, Mr. Corcoran serves on the Real Estate Appraisal Advisory Council of New York University's Master of Science in Real Estate Program.
About The Counselors of Real Estate:
The Counselors of Real Estate, established in 1953, is a professional membership organization serving a unique community of real estate advisors who provide expert, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Members of the organization have relationships with prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as government and academia. Membership in The Counselors is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization's CRE (Counselor of Real Estate) Designation is awarded to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate, 430 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; 312/329.8427; www.cre.org For more information on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, see www.rics.org.
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