Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida begins 2019 by announcing the promotion of two key leaders, a top broker and the addition of one new employee to the firm.

Heather Adams was named Vice President of Operations; Marina Joel was named Director of Finance and Gretchen Smith was named Director.

Adams, with a 13-year background in facilities and property management, has been with the firm since 2016. She is an expert in establishing and maintaining cost controls and reporting procedures for assets. Her successful track record of exceeding operational goals and objectives make her an asset to the C&W Team.

Joel, with more than 11 years of experience in real estate and finance combined has also been with the firm since 2016. She successfully passed the Community Association Manager (CAM) licensing process and examination in 2018, adding to her list of attributes.

Smith, who was named Costar’s Top Office Leasing and Retail Broker in 2018, as well as Top Leasing Broker in Southwest Florida in 2017, was named Director. She has been with the firm for four years and has vast knowledge of the real estate market. Smith has held an active real estate Broker’s license since 2014 and licensed for over 14 years.

Fort Myers-based Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida also welcomed new employee, Michelle Jumalon, who joined the firm as an Accounts Payable Specialist. Jumalon brings 25 years of experience and knowledge in the accounting arena.

In addition to the promotions, the firm closed the year with record activity. Overall growth in business in all departments facilitated the need for increased staff.

“Our employees’ diverse backgrounds and business insights have played an integral role in our success over the years,” said Gary Tasman, CEO & Principal Broker of Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida. “They are an asset to the organization, and we are excited about the opportunity to continue developing and growing our team further.”

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