Sherry Cushman to Lead Law Firm Advisory Practice
27 Sep, 2012, New York
Cushman & Wakefield today announced Sherry Cushman has joined the firm as an Executive Managing Director to lead the company's Law Firm Advisory Practice. Reporting directly to Jim Underhill, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield's Americas region, she will oversee an integrated service delivery platform designed to meet the unique real estate needs and requirements of law firms throughout the United States. The group draws on multi-disciplinary teams of professionals, offering strategic solutions specifically tailored for occupiers in the legal industry.
"We are delighted to have Sherry on board to lead this fully integrated and robust specialty practice. It is designed to execute on Cushman & Wakefield's Strategic Plan to deliver the most creative and innovative services on a consistent basis on behalf of our clients, particularly in specialty sectors such as this," said Mr. Underhill. "Listening carefully to clients in the legal profession over the years, we have developed an in depth understanding of the complex and unique challenges law firms face when it comes to ensuring that real estate decisions are aligned with and support core business objectives. Sherry brings a vast level of expertise to the table serving law firm clients and we look forward to her leadership and direction in mobilizing our team."
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Ms. Cushman was a senior vice president at CBRE. She has spent her entire 27 year career exclusively advising tenants in the legal and non-profit/association sectors throughout the United States. In her new role, she will be based in Washington, D.C. and will travel the country working with tenants and a wide range of Cushman & Wakefield professionals developing long term business real estate strategies that support and fulfill the business goals and objectives of clients.
Ms. Cushman added, "Cushman & Wakefield's Law Firm Advisory Group focuses on real estate strategies and solutions to enhance the business performance and operations for its clients by reducing costs, increasing productivity, and mitigating risk. This is a winning approach to service delivery and I am extremely excited to partner with the talented and diverse group of Cushman & Wakefield professionals assigned to execute on this cutting-edge offering."
Cushman & Wakefield's Law Firm Advisory Practice specializes in prime lease transactions, lease restructures/renewals, build-to-suits and base building renovations. Highly specialized teams partner with clients to analyze business, financial and operational goals as well as how real estate can support such goals most effectively and profitably. Such knowledge and expertise adds both qualitative and quantitative value to real estate transactions.
A regular speaker at the Association of Legal Administrators National Conferences, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Ms. Cushman has been featured in national & local publications, including Real Estate Forum's "Counsel for the Counselors" and Greater Washington Real Estate Quarterly. She has been the recipient of both the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors' Transaction of the Year Award for her representation of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, D.C., and the prestigious Brendan B. McCarthy Memorial Award as voted by her peers.
During her career, Ms. Cushman has represented law firm tenants throughout the country totaling more than five-million square feet of leasing and build-to-suit transactions.
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