Cushman & Wakefield

by Cushman & Wakefield


The purchase of the First Solar plant in Mesa by Apple for its supplier GT Advanced Technologies will bring 2,000 jobs to the Valley, according to the Arizona Commerce Authority. Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. brokered the deal.

The Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona office has been serving clients since 1987 and has become a highly respected commercial real estate advisor.

The Phoenix office supports a full range of commercial real estate services, including brokerage (office, industrial, retail, multifamily, medical office, tenant representation and investment brokerage), corporate occupier and investor services (property management and project management), capital markets (office, industrial and retail investment brokerage) and valuation and advisory services (appraisal).

Offering a complete array of global real estate solutions, Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) has earned an international reputation for excellence by working together with its clients to ensure they achieve the highest value and best use of real estate in every major market around the world.

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona closed out 2013 by negotiating the $113.6-million sale of the First Solar manufacturing facility to Apple in Mesa.

C&W is the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm and has earned its prestigious position by remaining true to the core values instilled in the company by its founders — namely, a dedication to its clients.

Metro Phoenix represents one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most dynamic markets, with its expanding economy and strong work force, resort lifestyle and amenities, and strategic location within the Southwest. Well-positioned in the major local markets, C&W of Arizona strives to serve the region’s real estate sector and its increasing needs with the full array of services rendered by C&W around the globe.

The firm’s professionals develop integrated solutions to help clients buy, sell, finance, lease and manage their assets. The firm also provides strategic expert advice on operational issues, risk management, facilities configuration, location and labor factors, real estate market conditions, tax considerations, capital allocation and other relevant issues. C&W’s services help clients turn fixed assets into dynamic assets that are ready to make a significant contribution to overall corporate performance, regardless of the economy or business cycle.

Specific areas of service include agency/brokerage services, optimally positioning and marketing properties and uncovering hidden opportunities for clients; asset services, including property and project management as well as construction supervision; capital markets services, providing sophisticated financial strategies and funding solutions; client solutions services, utilizing a strategic, global approach delivered through a single point of contact; consulting services, including alignment review, performance management, portfolio optimization and sustainability advice.

Company Name: Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc.
Main Office Address: 2555 E. Camelback Road, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 253-7900
Number of Offices in Metro Phoenix: 1
Number of Commercial Agents: 35 in brokerage, 16 in property management, 12 in valuation & advisory (appraisals)
City Nationally Headquartered: New York
Senior Managing Director/Market Leader: Gregory B. Valladao
No. of Years with Firm:  3 years
Year Est. Locally: 1987
Specialties:  Capital Markets, Tenant Representation, Valuation & Advisory, Corporate Occupier & Investor Services, Property Tax (newly added).

Property Sold in 2013 Value: $560 million
Property Leased in 2013 Value: $326 million
Commercial Transactions Closed in 2013: 484

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