Cushman & Wakefield Promotes 12



In an end-of-the year treat, Cushman & Wakefield has promoted 12 of its brokerage professionals, the company announced earlier this month.

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Jared Horowitz, Alan Schmerzler, Steven Soutendijk, Clark Finney, Jamie Katcher, Rory Murphy, Willard Overlock, David Berke, Jon Mayeske Jr., Diego Rodino Di Miglione, Ethan Silverstein and Omar Farooq were all promoted, according to a Nov. 18 release.

Mr. Horowitz, who joined the firm’s Midtown office in 2001 and has since represented clients such as JP Morgan Chase and the Vitamin Shoppe, has been named executive director.

Mr. Schmerzler, who joined Cushman’s Retail Services division in 2005 and has represented Mango, Associated Supermarkets and Omega, has been named executive director.

Mr. Soutendijk, who joined Cushman’s Retail Services division in 2004, has been named senior director.

Mr. Finney, who joined the firm’s Midtown office in 2007 and has participated in the closing of approximately 1.5 million square feet of leasing transactions, has been named director.

Mr. Katcher, who joined the firm’s Midtown office in 2003 and was named the Real Estate Board of New York’s “Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year” in 2006, was promoted to director.

Mr. Berke, who joined the firm’s Midtown office in 2007 and who has handled clients in the fashion, financial services, construction, accounting and media industries, was named associate director.

Mr. Farooq, who joined the firm’s Midtown office in 2007 and has represented Major League Soccer and the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, has been named senior associate.

Mr. Mayeske Jr., who joined the firm’s Midtown office in 2006 and previously served as assistant vice president at RFR Realty, has been named associate director.

Mr. Murphy, who joined Cushman’s Downtown Manhattan office in 2007 and was among The Commercial Observer’s “20 to Watch in 2012” earlier this year, was promoted to associate director.

Mr. Overlock, who joined the firm’s Downtown office in 2006 and has worked for clients like Proverian Capital and New Mainstream Capital, was named associate director.

Mr. Rodino Di Miglione, who joined the firm’s Midtown office in 2007 and has worked to expand Cushman’s relationship with the Italian and European money markets, has been named associate director.

Mr. Silverstein, who joined Cushman’s Midtown office in 2007 and whose responsibilities have included new business development and tenant and agency representation, has been named associate director.

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Bam Architecture Studio, a firm specializing in designs for health care, research and corporate clients, has added an architect and interior designer to its staff.

Anahita Rouzbeh, a 28-year-old native of Iran who most recently worked at Mihai Radu Architects, will be tasked with designs for Bam Architecture’s current and future clients.

Darwen Hinton, a 25-year-old former health promotion team leader at Thagard Health Center, will now serve as an interior designer at BAM, specifically for health care groups.

“In this challenging economy, it is especially pleasing to note our consistent growth by announcing another increase in the size of our staff,” said Adam Cole, a principal at BAM. “This reflects the confidence of our clients in our business model for how a 21st-century architecture firm should be run.”