Powerbroker Stephannie Mower and Team Join Firm
1 Oct, 2008, Dallas, TX
Executive Director Mower to Lead Dallas Capital Markets Effort
Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Stephannie Mower and her team of investment sales brokerage professionals Barney McAuley, Brandon Beeson and Mart Martindale to the firm?s Capital Markets Group. Ms. Mower assumes the title of Executive Director, Head of Dallas Capital Markets and, along with her team, will be based in the Dallas branch of Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc., effective October 1.
"Stephannie and the members of her team are outstanding additions to our Dallas branch, but more importantly, they will be an integral part of our Capital Markets Group nationally and throughout the Americas," said John Santora, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas for Cushman & Wakefield. "She and her team are representative of the high caliber of talent that we seek to recruit on an ongoing basis to ensure the most experienced professional services platform in the industry.
"The addition of Stephannie and her team to Cushman & Wakefield adds the strength, professionalism and knowledge of a proven and successful commodity in the real estate industry to an existing group of influential experts that, combined, will be a dominant force,? said Elizabeth Trocchio Smith, Executive Managing Director and Regional Manager of Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc.
Ms. Mower joins Cushman & Wakefield from PM Realty Group, where she was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the National Investment Services Group. In that role, Ms. Mower was responsible for national transaction management and the development of strategic partnerships to benefit clients. A 25-year veteran in the commercial real estate industry, Ms. Mower has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Woodmont Company, overseeing the firm's ownership/management of approximately eight million square feet and the company?s brokerage operation. She was previously Vice President with Insignia Financial Group, Inc. where she developed the firm?s third-party services division and was a strategic member of Insignia?s sixty-firm acquisition team.
"We look forward to leveraging the tremendous platform Cushman & Wakefield has established,? said Ms. Mower.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Ms. Mower earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is a board member of The Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and has served as a board member for National Association of Real Estate Executives and The Real Estate Council. She is also an active member of various industry associations including the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, the Southwest Economic Development Council, Commercial Real Estate Women and several others.
Joining Ms. Mower in the move to Cushman & Wakefield is Barney McAuley, another 20-plus year veteran of the industry specializing in investment sales. Mr. McAuley was previously Senior Vice President for PM Realty Group and was the Director of Asset Management for the Archon Group. He also served as the National Director of Commercial Dispositions with Mutual of New York. With Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. McAuley is Executive Director in the Capital Markets Group.
Mart Martindale and Brandon Beeson round out the team moving to Cushman & Wakefield and each is Senior Director within the Capital Markets Group. Mr. Martindale, formerly Vice President of Investment Services at PM Realty Group, specializes in multi-family property types. Mr. Beeson, previously Vice President of Investment Services at PM Realty Group, focuses on retail projects.
The new team joins existing brokerage professionals in the Dallas Capital Markets Group including Tom Salanty, Executive Director specializing in retail sales, Susan Gwin, Executive Director with an emphasis on office sales, Kurt Griffin, Senior Director and Wilson Stafford in industrial sales, along with Lamont Rattler and Jason Boyce, Associate Directors in multi-family sales.
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