Left to Right: Janet Watermeier, Gene Van Vleck, Gary Tasman, Pamela Van Vleck
Left to Right: Janet Watermeier, Gene Van Vleck, Gary Tasman, Pamela Van Vleck

Commercial Property Management Services (CPMS) and Watermeier Consulting Services announce their mergers with Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida (CPSWFL) in order to better serve the region’s expanding and more diversified client base. “Together we become Southwest Florida’s only fully integrated commercial property services company with global resources,” says Janet Watermeier, the firm’s newly-appointed President.
Commercial Property Management Services, under the direction of Pamela and Gene Van Vleck, brings over 30 years of commercial property management experience and a portfolio of more than 3.5 million square feet currently under management.  Watermeier Consulting Services, under the direction of Janet Watermeier, brings more than 20 years of real estate, economic development, strategic planning and management consulting services to the firm. “With consulting, brokerage and property management services, the firm is nowstrategically positioned to deliver distinct client-centric results,” says Watermeier.

Janet Watermeier will serve as the company’s President, charged with executing the firm’s 5-year strategic growth plan, adding service lines, and overseeing the firm’s consulting practice. Pam Van Vleck will serve as the company’s Director of Property Management Services overseeing the firm’s commercial property, facility and association management services, and developing an integrated property management and leasing platform. According to Van Vleck, “C&W’s philosophy of property management as a strategic differentiator to maximize each property’s value, provides a new level of service to our current and future clients.”

As part of its growth strategy, the firm has developed a highly-specialized fast-track training and mentoring program for new associates. Gary Tasman, the company’s Principal, states “The joining of these three firms is the first step of a vision that will vastly enhance real estate services in Southwest Florida. With innovative research, analytics, and technology, our professionals can now better serve each phase of an asset’s real estate cycle from concept to lease-up, to eventual sale—employing property management to develop best in class client-focused solutions.” Jim Underhill, CEO of the Americas for Cushman & Wakefield said “This is a significant and impactful addition for Cushman & Wakefield’s Southwest Florida operations, but most importantly, our clients.  Whenever a Cushman & Wakefield Alliance office expands or adds quality services, everyone within the global team becomes stronger”.

Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida is a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance and part of the largest privately held commercial real estate services network in the world.  Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s preeminent real estate services firm.  Founded in 1917, the firm has more than 250 offices in 60 countries around the globe, and over 15,000 talented professionals.  Cushman & Wakefield delivers integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing and managing on behalf of landlords, tenants, and investors through every stage of the real estate process.  These solutions include helping clients to buy, sell, finance, lease, and manage assets.  C&W also provides valuation advice, strategic planning, research, portfolio analysis, site selection and space location assistance, among many other advisory services.

For more information, please call 239-489-3600.