Randy Waites Named Managing Director of Client Solutions for Midwest
1 Nov, 2010, Chicago
Cushman & Wakefield today announced it has recruited Randel S. Waites to serve as Managing Director of Client Solutions for the company's Midwest region. Mr. Waites will be based in the firm's Chicago Downtown office, beginning on November 1st. His focus will be on strengthening and overseeing the company's Property Management and Agency Leasing operations while supporting Cushman & Wakefield's full array of globally integrated services.
"As we continue to bolster Cushman & Wakefield's position and presence in the Midwest region, we are delighted to bring Randy on board to service our client base, grow our platform, and showcase our commitment to attract and maintain the industry's highest level of talent," said John Santora, president and chief executive officer of Cushman & Wakefield's Americas region. "Randy has the background, qualifications and enthusiasm to excel as a valuable member of our leadership team and we look forward to his contributions as we continue to advance our business objectives in the Chicago area."
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Waites served as Chief Operating Officer of John Buck International where he helped establish a property management division based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Prior to his role with John Buck, he held an Executive Vice President, Asset Management position with Prime Group Realty Trust, a self-managed and administered publicly traded REIT.
Mr. Waites has been an active member of the Chicago Real Estate for many years, serving on The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Labor Negotiation and Taxation Committees. He is also active with the Commercial Real Estate Network (CREN), Friends of the Chicago River, The Delta Institute, The National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAOIP) and has co-lectured at the Practicing Law Institute on the effective use of letters of intent in lease negotiations. In addition, Mr. Waites was recently appointed Director of Project Development to oversee BOMA Chicago's Smart Grid Project.
Mr. Waites holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, a B.A. in economics from Illinois State University (Magna cum Laude) and the CPA credential.
The appointment of Mr. Waites follows Cushman & Wakefield's recent high profile appoints in the Midwest including Jim Dieter, Executive Vice President of U.S. Industrial Services, and Greg Vorwaller, Global Head of Capital Markets.
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