Cushman & Wakefield Expands Retail Services In Phoenix
9 Jul, 2008, Phoenix, AZ
Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. has expanded its operations in Phoenix to include retail property brokerage services. The firm has hired three retail property specialists and is in the process of growing this practice group.
“The addition of retail properties to our brokerage practice serves to round out our overall service to clients,” says Tom Johnston, senior managing director of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. “We look forward to expanding this group with talented professionals as we grow the Phoenix operations.”
Alfred Hackbarth, a director with the company, serves as the senior member of the Cushman & Wakefield Retail Properties Group in Phoenix. He is joined by leasing associate Summer Davis and marketing coordinator Christopher Nord.
Hackbarth possesses more than 10 years of experience in the Arizona commercial market, having worked with some of the area’s leading firms. His expertise includes representation of institutional investors, private investors and developers in the acquisition and disposition of assets throughout the Southwest and Midwest regions of the United States. In addition to his investment sales responsibilities, Hackbarth also oversees the retail leasing and services division for the Phoenix office.
Davis is a leasing associate at Cushman & Wakefield, focusing on landlord and tenant representation in the retail division. She comes to Cushman & Wakefield with approximately four years of experience in commercial and corporate real estate. She was most recently accountable for Charming Shoppes’ real estate portfolio in the Northwest and upper Midwest states. Her expertise within the retail industries offers her clients valuable insight when considering site selection, strategic planning, relocations and LOI negotiation.
Nord is a marketing coordinator for the Retail Properties Group, specializing in retail investment. With more than two years of experience in the commercial market, Nord is a graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, it has 221 offices in 58 countries and more than 15,000 employees. The firm represents a diverse customer base ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. It offers a complete range of services within four primary disciplines: Transaction Services, including tenant and landlord representation in office, industrial and retail real estate; Capital Markets, including property sales, investment management, valuation services, investment banking, debt and equity financing; Client Solutions, including integrated real estate strategies for large corporations and property owners, and Consulting Services, including business and real estate consulting. A recognized leader in global real estate research, the firm publishes a broad array of proprietary reports available on its online Knowledge Center at www.cushmanwakefield.com.