ASG Receives NAIOP Minnesota Awards of Excellence

The Advisory Service Group received the Broker² Award at the 2017 NAIOP Awards of Excellence for their work representing Lindquist & Vennum in a relocation within IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. Among other things, the group considered law firm trends and created a thoughtful direction for the project, ultimately achieving a 10 percent cost savings for their client. Jennifer Stumm of Cushman & Wakefield also provided project management services throughout the lengthy buildout of the new 81,000-square-foot (sf) office, which is now open.

The Broker² Award recognizes outstanding value created by a brokerage team, and is exclusively available to brokers associated with projects nominated for the Awards of Excellence. NAIOP understands that all successful commercial real estate projects are backed by a skilled team of professionals—a group that becomes more than the sum of its parts to accomplish the job—and the Broker² Award acknowledges the invaluable contribution made by a brokerage team. The NAIOP awards, which recognize top new developments and redevelopments in their categories, were doled out in a ceremony at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in downtown Minneapolis Sept. 28.

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises more than 15,000 members in North America and advocates responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy.

Paul Donovan Speaks at MREJ Nonprofit Real Estate Summit

Paul Donovan from the Advisory Services Group was a featured panelist at the Charitable, Nonprofit & Religious Facilities Real Estate Summit hosted by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal on August 11th at the Golden Valley Country Club. Donovan spoke about how and when nonprofits evaluate and strategize around their real estate needs. The audience was comprised of both real estate professionals and leaders in the nonprofit community.

Paul Donovan Talks Tech Cities with Minnesota Business

Minneapolis-St. Paul is on the cusp of the Top 10 Tech Cities in the United States. Why is that? Paul Donovan from the Advisory Services Group weighs in on the ranking in Minnesota Business Magazine here:

http://www.minnesotabusiness.com/msp-almost-top-10-tech-city

Cushman & Wakefield Ranked #1 Best of the NLJ

For the fourth year in a row, Cushman & Wakefield has been ranked #1 in Commercial Real Estate Firm: Tenant Representation as part of The Best of the National Law Journal 2017. Cushman & Wakefield was also ranked #1 in Property Management and Brokerage, sweeping the real estate categories in this prestigious survey.

Jaclyn May Named Women in Business Award Winner

Jaclyn joins a list of top executives and innovators throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, which annually recognizes females for their professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community.

“Jaclyn exemplifies everything you want out of a leader: passion, generosity, intellect and professionalism,” said Paul Donovan, Executive Director, in Jaclyn’s nomination to the Business Journal. “She strives to influence positive change in our community, particularly on issues facing women today, through her professional and volunteer work.”

The Women in Business honorees will be recognized at a luncheon May 25 at The Depot in Minneapolis.

Jaclyn joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2008. Since then, she has risen all the way to Executive Director, the top brokerage title possible at the company. As part of the Advisory Services Group along with Paul, Jeremy Striffler and Leah Battin, she specializes in tenant representation for all types of clients, from law firms to top corporations, educational organizations and nonprofits. Recent clients include Winthrop & Weinstine, Lindquist & Vennum and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Jaclyn is also a leader in the Twin Cities business world, serving as a committee member with the Association for Corporate Growth, World Savvy, Financial Executives International and the Minneapolis Downtown Council. Her engagement in this area was recently recognized, with her named a finalist for the 2017 TeamWomenMN Wavemaker Community Impact Award.

Within the Cushman & Wakefield network, Jaclyn serves as co-chair of the Women’s Integrated Network (WIN), and is also a member of the CW Transaction Advisory Group (TAG), the Legal Sector Advisory Services Group and the Education Practice Group.

Click here to view the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal announcement.

Paul Donovan Receives 2015 President’s Award from Cushman & Wakefield NorthMarq

Longtime Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director Paul Donovan received the the company’s highest honor, the President’s Award, after posting one of the best years of his then 13-year brokerage career in 2015.  The lead member of the firm’s Advisory Services Group, Paul is a leader and teacher to those around him, sharing the lessons he’s gathered with both members of his own team and others throughout the company.

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Top Brokers in Commercial Real Estate

Led by Paul Donovan, Cushman & Wakefield’s Advisory Services Group was recently named to the Twin Cities Business list of Top Office Brokers.

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Advisory Services Group Closes Eight Transactions

Cushman & Wakefield’s Advisory Services Group, led by Paul Donovan, recently completed eight transactions in Minnesota totaling 232,000 square feet.

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