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Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Las Vegas Office Adds Three Top Brokers from NAI Shakeout

Published on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 (8:12 a.m.)

The Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce added three new brokers to its roster, Sharon Beesley, Adam Collins and Curtis Sanders—all of whom joined the company from the NAI Global Las Vegas office.

NAI Global recently made the decision to sell off their Las Vegas franchise license and close down their NAI Las Vegas office at the end of March. The decision created a unique opportunity for both the NAI brokers involved and the commercial real estate companies in the market all looking to add good brokers.

“It’s rare for recruiting to be done out in the open, with each broker looking to find the right fit by comparing different commercial real estate companies and services against one another. We were fortunate to pick up three very talented brokers,” said Ed Turpin, Managing Director for the Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce. “This is just the beginning of some great things to come for our office. Look for more announcements soon. We welcome Sharon, Adam and Curtis to our team and look forward to adding their expertise to our investment, hotel/gaming and industrial teams.”

Sharon Beesley
With more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial acquisitions, sales, leasing, and development Sharon Beesley, CCIM, joins the company as an associate specializing in investment properties.

Prior to Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, Beesley served as a Vice President with NAI. She also gained extensive knowledge and experience as a Corporate Broker for Parcelon, LLC and Monument Realty, Inc., where she provided property valuation, asset management and dissolution of REO properties for various lending institutions. She was also involved in commercial sales and leasing with MDL Group, where she specialized in retail, office and industrial properties. In addition, Sharon served as Vice President of land acquisition for a leading Las Vegas home building company for over a decade.

Adam Collins
Adam Collins is an Associate with Cushman & Wakefield |Commerce where he specializes exclusively in the hotel and gaming property brokerage markets.

Prior to joining the company, Collins specialized in hotel and gaming properties with NAI. He launched his commercial real estate career more than 10 years ago in Albany, New York at the age of 18. Focusing exclusively on the multi-family/investment property markets, within three years Collins became one of Upstate New York’s leading brokers. Collins’ notable transactions include many landmark, trophy properties, including one of New York’s largest student housing portfolios and a professional basketball team.

Curtis Sanders
Curtis Sanders, SIOR is a Director with Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, where he specializes in build-to-suits, the sale and leasing of industrial and office buildings, as well as vacant land.

Prior to joining C&W; |Commerce, Curtis spent more than 20 years with NAI Las Vegas. He joined the firm as Senior Marketing Consultant with their highly regarded industrial division; he then became a Senior Vice President focusing on industrial, office and land properties. He also gained extensive experience with Merrill Lynch Commercial Real Estate in Los Angeles, CA and Arthur Robloff & Company also in Los Angeles, CA.

Curtis has a Master’s Degree of Public Service/Business Management from DePaul University’s School of Business, Chicago, Illinois. He is a father of three daughters, a U.S. Army Veteran and a Martial Arts Black Belt.

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About Cushman & Wakefield |Commerce
Cushman & Wakefield |Commerce, an independently owned and operated member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, has been the leading provider of real estate brokerage services for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the firm has offices throughout Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Washington. It offers consulting, brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, property and facilities management, and valuation services to corporations, institutions and investors throughout the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest. For more information, and for property listings, broker information, market category reports and more visit www.comre.com.

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately‐held commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world’s major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and assignments. Founded in 1917 it has 243 offices in 60 countries and more than 14,000 employees. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has more than $4 billion in assets under management through its wholly‐owned subsidiary Cushman & Wakefield Investors. A recognized leader in local and global real estate research, the firm publishes its market information and studies online at www.cushmanwakefield.com/knowledge.

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