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Matt Winn Appointed Head of U.S. Retail Services
20 May, 2011, New York
Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Matthew Winn, a retail real estate professional and advisor to major retailers and institutional landlords, has been appointed Senior Managing Director, U.S. Retail Services Leader. He will be based in Cushman & Wakefield's Atlanta office.
Prior to being appointed Senior Managing Director, Mr. Winn served as Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield's retail consulting group. He has a broad range of experience in strategic planning, branding, investment, development and management focused on commercial real estate. He has also completed a variety of transactions including acquisition and underwriting, deal structuring, financing, development, leasing, management and sales.
"Matt's experience and client relationships, which offer important insight into the factors influencing site selection and merchandising decisions today, add tremendous value to our expanding retail platform," said Jim Underhill, Chief Executive Officer of the Americas for Cushman & Wakefield.
Cushman & Wakefield, which has long been recognized as one of the industry's premier retail and leisure property firms, has expanded rapidly in the U.S. over the past decade and has made a commitment to growing its retail services platform worldwide.
"There is great talent and leadership at Cushman & Wakefield. The opportunity to build our current success, to grow the national platform and to augment our global retail business is what makes this role most exciting," said Mr. Winn.
In this new position, Mr. Winn will coordinate with counterparts throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, work closely with the U.S. Retail Services team, the Corporate Occupier & Investor Services group and other service lines to help guide strategic initiatives for retail tenants and institutional owners.
As a Managing Director, Mr. Winn led initiatives including a national portfolio rationalization and real estate strategy for Lacoste in the U.S. as well as market level analyses for clients like Nike and Ann Taylor. An expert in multi-market transactions, he will remain the single-point-of-contact for the international expansion of Nike and for the national site acquisition program of Tanger Outlet Centers. In 2009, Mr. Winn crafted the strategy for Cushman & Wakefield's lease renegotiation teams and led the nationwide effort to reduce occupancy costs for Cushman & Wakefield clients in over 3,500 locations. He will remain involved in these assignments in a supervisory role in addition to his new duties.
Mr. Winn graduated with honors from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Realtors and is a licensed real estate salesman in New York, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. Winn is an active member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. He recently completed the Big Sur International Marathon and is a candidate for the 2011 Man of The Year in the non profit's Georgia Chapter.