Bob Donnelly has been named Executive Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, making him the first New Jersey broker and the eighth employee with the commercial real estate services firm worldwide to hold this distinguished title.
Donnelly, a 34-year company veteran, specializes in major corporate advisory, and tenant and landlord representation assignments. He is a regular on the NJBIZ Power 50: New Jersey's 50 most influential people in the real estate business.
"Bob has consistently been one of Cushman & Wakefield's top performing office brokers globally," Jim Underhill, Cushman & Wakefield CEO, Americas, said in a release. "Above all, he has built his career and success on putting clients first. Within our organization and throughout the industry, he is credited with being a frontrunner in the development of comprehensive corporate services.
"Bob embodies every attribute that defines Cushman & Wakefield – integrity and respect; collaboration and trust; confidence, and mentorship. We congratulate him on this well-earned promotion and thank him for his innumerable contributions to our company."
Donnelly's long-standing relationships are among his most notable accomplishments. Among his very first assignments at Cushman & Wakefield, in 1980 he was appointed exclusive leasing agent for Headquarters Plaza, a 560,000-square-foot tower then under development in Morristown. Thirty-three years later, that agency may well be one of the longest-running continuous brokerage assignments in the country.
Over the past three decades, Donnelly has negotiated sales involving more than 3,000 acres of land that resulted in 20 million square feet of office construction. He has completed transactions involving dozens of companies, including oversight responsibility for leases and sales totaling more than 100 million square feet.
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