Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida Announces Several Promotions and New Hires

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2018) — Gary Tasman, CEO & Principal Broker of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, announced that the firm has promoted Heather Adams to Brokerage Operations Manager and Claire Meyer to Director of Research, as well as welcomed two new employees,Mandy Bacchas and Tamara Roach, who joined the firm as Staff Accountant and Real Estate Marketing Assistant respectively. The firm closed the year with record activity and overall growth in business in all departments facilitated the need for increased staff.

Adams will be responsible for providing executive support to the CEO and brokerage department; developing and implementing processes, policies and procedures, leading office and administrative support staff, overseeing marketing execution activity and broker communication to clients, as well as facilitating LOIs, leases, contracts, amendments and listing agreements.

A vital staff member of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida since 2016, Adams has a 13-year background in facilities and property management. Prior to that, she held a variety of positions within the real estate management industry, including Real Estate Services Administrator, Property Manager and Business Manager, as well as Executive Administrator.

Meyer will be responsible for generating marketing proposals, overseeing the broker’s opinion of value (BOV) process, marketing research, and delivering market reports and analytics.

An employee of the firm since 2016, Meyer has over 10 years of experience in the real estate research field. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, she spent eight years at CoStar Group as a Research Analyst, where she oversaw high-profile portfolios in various markets across the country.

As Staff Accountant, Bacchas will be responsible for preparing financial reports, onboarding new accounts, overseeing tax filings, managing rent collection, preparing property budgets and reconciling accounts, as well as managing and maintaining property reference files. She has a decade of accounting experience, having worked in a variety of industries. Most recently, she spent one year at Carstar as an Accounting Manager, performing reconciliations for three locations.

As Real Estate Marketing Assistant, Roach will be responsible for managing the in-house design of marketing collateral, maintaining social media accounts, executing marketing campaigns, updating property listings and maintaining the customer database, as well as managing relationships with external agency partners.

Roach has a 15-year plus background in business development and marketing. Most recently, she spent a period of time with Unique Pavers Design as Office Manager, managing the day-to-day operations.

“Our employees’ diverse backgrounds and business insights have played an integral role in our success over the years,” said Tasman. “They are an asset to the organization, and we are excited about the opportunity to develop and grow our team further.”

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