Al Mirin joins Cushman & Wakefield
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Jan 19, 2011 - 9:27 PM
STAMFORD, CT - Al Mirin, one of the most accomplished commercial real estate professionals in Fairfield and Westchester Counties, has joined Cushman & Wakefield as senior director, Investment Sales, the company announced today.
Mr. Mirin has been recognized as a leader in investment sales in the region for the past 20 years. In his new role, he will be a leader in Cushman & Wakefield’s regional Investment Sales and Private Capital Group, specializing in middle market building sales ranging from $2 - $15 million. In his new position, Mr. Mirin will be able to enhance his value proposition with his clients, advising them on how to increase long-term asset value when the time comes to monetize that asset whether through sale or financing.
Mr. Mirin previously served as senior vice president at CBRE in Stamford, specializing in investment properties. In that capacity, he acted as advisor in more than 20 million square feet of transactions, totaling in excess of $8 billion. He headed the office’s Private Client Group, focusing on sales and strategic consulting on behalf of owners of office, industrial, retail and multi-housing properties in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.
Kate Schwartz, an associate of Mr. Mirin at CBRE, has also joined his team. Ms. Schwartz began her career as an associate at CBRE in 2007 and has since assisted in the completion of over $200 million in sales spanning all property types including industrial, office and retail. Ms. Schwartz will join Mr. Mirin in spearheading Cushman & Wakefield’s regional Private Capital Group where she will provide a diverse set of capabilities in the areas of brokerage, marketing and operations.
At Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Mirin joins former colleague Jim Fagan, who heads the firm’s Fairfield and Westchester County region. Mr. Fagan joined Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE in 2003.
“Al Mirin is a dynamic real estate force in the Fairfield and Westchester County investment sales market,” said Mr. Fagan. “The addition of Al to our core of professionals will fortify our excellent position in the region’s marketplace. I am confident that he will be able to fully utilize Cushman & Wakefield’s extensive platform of deliverables in order to fully service his broad array of clients.”
Mr. Mirin’s career achievements include being named CBRE’s “Top Producer,” Westchester/Fairfield County; Top Producer, CBRE Private Client Group in 2008-2009; Reckson Associates Broker of the Year, Westchester/Fairfield County; and Volunteer Action Center, Volunteer of the Year.
Mr. Mirin has been a member of several industry and business organizations including the Real Estate Finance Association; the Westchester County Bar Association; and the Stamford Chamber of Commerce. He serves as board president of both the Human Services Council of Norwalk and 40 South Main Street, a 40-unit shelter in Norwalk, CT.
Mr. Mirin received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, School of Management, at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He and his family reside in New Canaan, CT.
“I'm very excited about the opportunities presented at Cushman & Wakefield,” said Mirin. “The company has the brand and the platform that we can leverage to bring in more business, and the strength through its U.S. and international operations that we can utilize to service our clients with all their needs.”
About Cushman & Wakefield:
Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, it has 230 offices in 60 countries approximately 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 five primary disciplines: Transaction Services, including tenant and landlord representation in office, industrial and retail real estate; Capital Markets, including property sales, investment management, investment banking, debt and equity financing; Client Solutions, including integrated real estate strategies for large corporations and property owners, Consulting Services, including business and real estate consulting; and Valuation & Advisory Services, including appraisals, highest and best use analysis, dispute resolution and litigation support, along with specialized expertise in various industry sectors. 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.
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