Congratulations to the November team members who have exemplified our Guiding Principles!
Cushman & Wakefield Atlanta’s long-term success is due to our uniquely collaborative culture. The Atlanta team developed our guiding principles: Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Creativity and Passion, and each month at the All-Team Meeting a team member that embodies one of the five principles is chosen by the previous month’s winner and the baseball bat is passed down.
EVENTS, AWARDS & NEWS
On Nov. 9, Cushman & Wakefield sponsored the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation’s Breakfast With Our Bravest. The annual event brings together community leaders, key influences, and committed loved ones to honor Atlanta’s bravest firefighters. Cushman & Wakefield Sponsors Breakfast With Our Bravest
Ken Ashley Named One of the Most Influential Online People in Commercial Real Estate
Prominent real estate blogger Duke Long has named Ken Ashley of Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office to his annual list of the “Top 10 Most Influential Online Commercial Real Estate People.” This is the second year Ken has made the list. With On LinkedIn.”
Read the blog here
WIN Hosts Leading Women in Finance for Discussion
Blake Cohen Joins Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Director Blake Cohen has joined Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Director in the firm’s Equity,
Debt & Structured Finance Practice. He is responsible for arranging first- trust financing, mezzanine debt,
WIN hosted Julia Taylor and Debbie Riney Smith from SunTrust for a lunch-and- learn on wealth management. The women touched on important financial topics including how to plan for retirement, when to hire a wealth manager and how to create a budget.
preferred equity and joint venture equity, and is exclusively focused on multifamily transactions in the Southeast region.
EVENTS, AWARDS & NEWS
Upcoming Holiday Events:
Cushman Cares Submits Letters for the Troops
2017 Holiday Party
Thank you to everyone who wrote letters to the troops and participated in The Bert Show’s Big Thank You. We submitted 43 letters - and received a shout-out on air! Your time and energy are greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for more opportunities to help support our soldiers and veterans!
Join us for the 2017 Holiday Party at 1180 Peachtree St. on Dec. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Please register by Dec. 4 - families and guests are welcome! We hear a special man in a red suit might be making an appearance...
Cushman Cares Holiday Donation Opportunities
Tacky Holiday Sweater Bar Hop
Cushman Cares is sponsoring more than 35 children for Mary Hall Freedom House for the holidays. Name tags will be placed on the tree for employees to select and “sponsor” a child. Cushman Cares will also collect socks and blankets for Meals on Wheels. Stay tuned for more information!
Time to hit up the back of your closet and pull out your favorite ugly holiday sweater! On Dec. 14, we will kick-off the crawl at FoxTrot Liquor Bar (45 14th Street) at 6:30 p.m. Reach out to Trey Dove or Marybeth Wade with questions.
NEW HIRES & PROMOTIONS
New Hires Allison Arra, Analyst, V&A
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Tell us a little about yourself: I am an Atlanta native. I grew up in Sandy Springs (ITP) and went to Riverwood High School. I traveled a long way across the state to Athens to attend the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where I majored in Real Estate and minored in Spanish. I met my husband after a UGA/Auburn game in Athens. Andy went to Auburn and our relationship has never been tested like it will be on Saturday! I have worked since I was 12, I started with babysitting, then waitressed at a retirement home. I continued to work in college where I waitressed and promoted concerts for JoMo Entertainment in exchange for free concert tickets. I have always loved music although I can’t play anything. My husband and I try to attend a show whenever we can, which is a little harder nowadays since we have two little girls, Hayden (4) and Drew (2 next week!). Tell us about your role at Cushman & Wakefield. What’s a typical day like for you at the office? I started my career with Cushman & Wakefield straight out of college. I was hired as a Research Associate by James Phillpott and assigned to track the industrial market. I was quickly hired out of
Research to join the former GOS where I started on the transaction side of the business. I was working with Ray Stache a great deal and joined his team full-time almost 10 years ago. Tell us about a moment in your career or an achievement that you are particularly proud of. In July, I was promoted to lead
Lisa Pittman Director/Industrial Tenant Representation Lead
the industrial tenant rep team which has been an exciting and new challenge with
my first foray into management. It has been eye opening to see the other side of the business and I have learned a ton! Is there a motto or quote you live by? I’m constantly reminding myself to slow down. If we ever find ourselves in a Lisa Pittman Trivia Contest, what’s something we should know? I love a good Spotify war!
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Amy Upchurch Project Manager
Tell us a little about yourself (where are you from, where did you go to school, what are your hobbies and interests, etc.) I was born and raised in Georgia and grew up just south of Atlanta in Fairburn. Weekends and summers were spent on Lake Oconee and being on the water is part of my soul. There’s nothing more relaxing! My husband, Jess, and I live in Newnan and have five children. Josie who is a junior at UGA, Logan a senior in high school, Grayson a junior, Weslee a sophomore, Thomas who is in second grade and our dog, Matty (Ice). A Falcons and Dawgs fan, this is the most wonderful time of the year! We spend as much time on the on the water as we can, enjoying Lake Oconee and flat fishing in Suwannee, Florida. A day spent reeling in big reds is pretty close to heaven. I love music – all genres- and have a very diverse play list. Tell us about your role at Cushman & Wakefield. What’s a typical day like for you at the office? I am a project manager in Cushman’s PDS department. Being a part of the Metro Atlanta AT&T team, a typical day isn’t always so typical. It could be spent in the office or out
in the Metro Atlanta AT&T buildings managing buildouts and moves. Typically, we are coordinating move management, refresh work, buildouts and budget/accounting functions for our projects. We have a lot of fun, work hard and have a fantastic team! Tell us about a moment in your career or an achievement that you are particularly proud of. I am extremely proud to work alongside such great talent and leadership here at Cushman. It’s a privilege to be part of such a stellar team. My previous career was in education and stepping into CRE was like learning a different language. It has been rewarding, I have learned so much and I enjoy every minute of it!
Is there a quote or motto you live by? Work hard, play hard.
If we ever find ourselves in an Amy Upchurch Trivia Contest what’s something we should definitely know? I’m an only child and only grandchild. I have never missed an Oscar de la Hoya fight (I own his CD too – bet you didn’t know he was a singer!)
The Asset Services team at 2500 Cumberland celebrated Thanksgiving
Ted Webb is undecided on his Halloween costume (Bailey Webb)
Owen and Jada O’Neill on Halloween
Oldest O’Neill boy getting a shooting lesson
The industrial team at Burge
Bodie Quick as Ferris Bueller for Halloween (Kimberly Quick)
Cathy Sheehan and family pick out their Christmas tree
Cary Horvath and family as Gru and minions
Watching the Georgia Dome Implosion
Noel Mayeske and family celebrate Halloween
Tarah Agbokhana’s daughter with some stilt walkers at the Atlanta International Night Market
Joanne Jurich got in some shooting practice at Burge
Halloween at Cushman & Wakefield
Chad Koenig and his family spent Thanksgiving in Italy
Myles Thomas fulfilled his Best Man duties at his friend Dan’s wedding
Griffin and Leighton Bittel ready for Halloween (Allison Bittel)
Aysha Johnson recently got married - congratulations!
Fain Hicks and his family at a football game
Hudson Meddin as a Golden Retriever for his first Halloween (Shea Meddin)
Hayden Pittman was Sofia the First and Drew Pittman was a purple dinoasaur (Lisa Pittman)
Rob Stuart, Victoria Rodriguez and Ken Ashley at the Porsche Experience
Laura Power’s son Davis was a grandpa for Halloween
Elise Spotkill (Mal from Disney’s ‘Descendants’) and Nathan Spotkill (a stoic Storm Trooper) -Ashley Spotkill
Thanksgiving at the 1180 Peachtree office
The Asset Services - Industrial Team
RADCO hosted the mulitfamily team at Kennesaw State University - and they met The Freeze!
Jon Mayeske recently hosted Year Up at our office for an evcnt
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