Arthur Mirante Of Cushman & Wakefield To Be Honored By Boy Scouts Of America
25 Apr, 2007, New York, NY
Mirante to receive “Good Scout” Award for outstanding community service
Arthur J. Mirante II, President, Global Client Development, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. will receive the “Good Scout” award from the Boy Scouts of America, accorded to those who embody the ideals of the organization through their outstanding community service.
Mr. Mirante, one of the most accomplished and prominent executives in the real estate industry will be recognized with the honor at the 2007 Peter D.Nelson Memorial “Good Scout” award reception to be held May 3, at 5:30 pm on the 12th floor of Cushman & Wakefield’s corporate headquarters located at 51 W. 52nd street in Manhattan. The “Good Scout” award will be presented by former Chairman of the Board of Chemical Bank, and current President of the Board of the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America, John McGillicuddy, as well as Vincent J. Peters, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. and currently a Vice Chairman of the firm.
The award honors those who exemplify in their daily life, the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service as evidenced by their leadership to many worthwhile organizations, as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.
"We are proud to honor Arthur Mirante as this year’s honoree of the prestigious Good Scout award,” said Charles E. Rosser, Scout Executive of the Greater New York Council. “He has been extraordinarily supportive of the Boy Scouts, contributing toward generating funds so that less fortunate children throughout New York City can benefit from scouting."
Following a 20-year career as CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, in January 2005 Mr. Mirante assumed the position of President, Global Client Development. In this role he focuses exclusively on working with the firm’s clients, expanding existing relationships and providing unparalleled and distinctive service.
Mr. Mirante has actively participated in some of the firm’s largest and most complex transactions, including the headquarters relocations of MasterCard International and The Guardian Life Insurance Company. In 2005, he was part of a team that arranged the sale of 200 Park Avenue for a then-record $1.72 billion and in 2007 he negotiated the purchase of 666 Fifth Avenue for $1.8 billion, the largest sale of a single office building ever.
During his tenure as CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Mirante guided the dramatic transformation of the 90-year old firm from a regional brokerage company into a global multi-service real estate firm; revenues increased from $100 million to $1 billion and the firm expanded from 60 U.S. offices to 173 offices, including 100 outside the country; the firm expanded its capabilities into Advisory and Corporate Services, diversified its financial services expertise to include the multi-family sector, and has enhanced support for and grown its national retail and industrial real estate market share.
Mr. Mirante completed two separate mergers that helped transform the company: the merger in 1998 with the prestigious partnership of Healey & Baker, which today comprises the firm’s European Operations, and in 2001, the merger with the powerhouse tenant representative firm Cushman Realty Corporation.
Mr. Mirante is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (B.S., Sociology, 1965) and St. John’s University Law School (J.D., 1968). He also holds an honorary degree, Doctor of Human Letters, from St. John’s University.
Mr. Mirante is an active member of the community, serving on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations and cultural institutions, including St. John’s University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Alvin Ailey Dance Company, The National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, HELP USA and The Metropolitan Club. Mr. Mirante has been honored by many community and cultural institutions, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which named him its Real Estate and Construction Council 2001 Gala Honoree, and The College of the Holy Cross in 2005. The Arts & Business Council named Mr. Mirante Business Volunteer of the Year in 2003, and he and his wife, Elizabeth, were honored by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater for their efforts in securing a new headquarters for Ailey’s world famous dance ensemble. In 2002, Mr. Mirante was honored by Barcelona Meeting Point (BMP), the leading European real estate exhibition and symposium, which named him its Best International Real Estate Professional.
Tickets for the event may be purchased from: Boy Scouts of America, Tel: 212-651-2940.
Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, the firm has 201 offices in 55 countries around the globe, and 12,000 talented professionals. Cushman & Wakefield delivers integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing and managing on behalf of landlords, tenants, and investors through every stage of the real estate process. These solutions include helping clients to buy, sell, finance, lease, and manage assets. C&W also provides valuation advice, strategic planning and research, portfolio analysis, and site selection and space location assistance, among many other advisory services. To find out more about Cushman & Wakefield, please call 1-800-376-3133, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cushmanwakefield.com.