C&W BEEFS UP
|Since September, the Chicago offices of Cushman & Wakefield have added more than 80 years of experience—and that's not just because people are aging faster during the recession.|
CB vets Barbara Carley and Jack Reardon, above, and now unretired retiree Jim Dieter have come onboard to help the firm meet its goal of tripling business by '12. Jack says he was ready for a change after closing two 100k SF deals this year, though his new job in suburban agency leasing for North, Northwest and O'Hare submarkets will cover much the same territory. An added bonus, he tells us, will be fresh connections he’ll make with Cushman's New York and LA offices.
Jim's plan was to take off 3-6 months but he was lured back by the chance to run Cushman's industrial platform nationwide. He hopes to shore up geographic areas that are sparsely populated with C&W brokers like Orlando, Dallas, and Atlanta.
Chicago office managing director Aaron Block, right, with recently promoted Britt Casey; Aaron says this is just the first flurry in what will be a blizzard of new hires. Instead of trying to fill specific positions or increase size for its own sake, Aaron says he's looking for the best players. So far this year, company profits are up 25%.