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C&W recruits 3 brokers, names new branch manager.

Cushman & Wakefield announced last week that they have hired three brokers, all formerly with Jones Lang Wootton, and named a new branch manager for its Midtown and Downtown offices.

Robert M. Greet has joined Cushman & Wakefield as senior director of finance and George H. Keller, IV, and Lawrence Tannenbaum have joined the firm as senior directors. In addition, Richard W. Donohue, a 20-year veteran and one of the firm's top brokers has been promoted to the position of branch manager.

As branch manager, Donohue will replace James S. Vanderslice, who is being promoted to eastern regional director, which covers the entire east coast and Texas.

Vanderslice said the firm is "looking at what our business is and what our clients need. The moves we make today are for our firm 10 years down."

With nearly 30 years experience, Greer is an expert in real estate finance. At Cushman & Wakefield. Greer will be responsible for expanding the scope of C&W's financial services by further integrating them into the company's various product lines.

Immediately prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Greer was managing director of finance at Jones Lang Wootton (JLW) where he was responsible for the company's real estate finance business in its five domestic offices. He was also responsible for coordinating with JLW International's 60 worldwide offices.

At JLW, Greet participated in institutional real estate financings in excess of $2.2 billion. Among the most notable financings he participated in were the $500 million Saks Fifth Avenue securitized financing; the $222 million Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City, New Jersey; the $200 million Chicago Title Building, Chicago, Illinois; the $100 million Merrill Lynch Building in Jersey City, New Jersey, and another securitized financing, The Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, D.C. ($130 million).

He previously headed his own company, Greer Capital Corporation, and spent 17 years with Pearoe Mayer & Greet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of W.R. Grace & Co.

Keller, who has over 20 years experience, will be responsible for negotiating leases on behalf of tenants and landlords in midtown Manhattan.

Immediately prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Keller was senior director, corporate real estate services for JLW. In this capacity, Keller advised and implemented various real estate strategies for major corporate clients, including Time-Warner, Kidder Peabody, ITT and CIGNA.

At JLW, Keller played a critical role in ITT's relocation to a new 175,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's leasing of a 250,000-square-foot facilities in New Jersey. Keller was previously a vice president at Charles F. Noyes Co., Inc. where he was the youngest executive in the company's history to hold this position.

Tannenbaum, who has more than 16 years experience, will be responsible for negotiating leases on behalf of tenants and landlords in downtown Manhattan.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Tannenbaum was a vice president in commercial leasing at Olympia & York, where he had leasing responsibility for O&Y's 19.3 million square feet of commercial property in downtown Manhattan. He has also served in commercial brokerage positions at JLW and Peregrine White.

During his career, Tannenbaum has represented such tenants as Kidder Peabody, CIGNA, Refco and Reuters News Service. Tannenbaum, who has negotiated leases totalling 1.5 million square feet during his career, has also served as leasing agent for such properties as One Liberty Plaza, the World Financial Center, Two Broadway, 59 Maiden Lane and 175 Water Street.

Donohue will be in complete charge of the administration of Cushman & Wakefield's midtown and downtown offices. As branch manager, he replaces James S. Vanderslice, who has been promoted to managing director of the company's eastern region.

Since joining Cushman & Wakefield in 1973, Donohue has consistently been one of the firm's top brokers and has successfully handled many major leasing agent and tenant representative assignments. His exemplary performance over the years combined with his extensive knowledge of the New York real estate market are cited as the main reasons for his promotion.

The New York real estate industry's 1992' success story, Americas Tower, at 1177 Sixth Avenue, is among Donohue's most coveted leasing agency assignments. He has also handled marketing responsibilities for 780 Third Avenue and 521 Fifth Avenue among others. In additional Donohue has represented such tenants as Paine Webber, Bank of Boston, Pitney Bowes, Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank.
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Title Annotation:Cushman and Wakefield Inc. selects Robert M. Greer as senior director of finance, George H. Keller, IV and Lawrence Tannenbaum as senior directors and promotes Richard W. Donohue to branch manager
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Mar 10, 1993
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