Alan Schmerzler Joins Cushman & Wakefield As A Senior Director
5 Dec, 2005, New York, NY
Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately held real estate services firm, announced today it has expanded its Retail Services group with the addition of Alan Schmerzler. Mr. Schmerzler joins Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director. He was a managing director in CBRE's Retail Services Group, and previously managed Insignia/ESG's Retail Group prior to the merger of the two firms.
"Alan is a highly respected entrepreneur and retail real estate professional," said Joe Harbert, Cushman & Wakefield's chief operating officer for the New York Metro Region. "Cushman & Wakefield continues to expand its services to its retail clients through the recruitment of professionals with diverse business backgrounds such as Alan's."
Mr. Schmerzler began his career as an associate with Edward S. Gordon Company, where he focused on brokerage and consulting. While there, he was part of a team that represented Nautica in the consolidation and relocation of its corporate headquarters to 40 W. 57th St.
Mr. Schmerzler went on to co-found Spring Point Corporation, a New York-based computer supply and services company, where he developed long-term, successful client relationships with major New York-area firms, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Salomon Smith Barney, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Sony Music and Bell Atlantic.
After serving as executive director of the Insignia/ESG Retail Group, Mr. Schmerzler became managing director of CBRE's New York Retail Services Group. Bringing his broad-based business acumen, he oversaw brokerage and staff management, recruiting, group strategy, budgeting, technology acquisition and implementation, marketing, and internal and external communications.
Mr. Schmerzler received his bachelor's in business administration from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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