Cynthia Foster Leaves C&W for Colliers


Cynthia Foster.
Cynthia Foster.

Cynthia Foster has joined Colliers (CIGI) International as the president of office services, representing Colliers nationally across the major office service lines, according to a press release issued today by Colliers.

“Cynthia is a strategic addition to our leadership team who further strengthens our investor and occupier services platform,” said Craig Robinson, the president of Colliers International, USA, in prepared remarks. “Her phenomenal background in both capital markets and brokerage gives our clients a unique perspective.”

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Ms. Foster joins Colliers from Cushman & Wakefield, where since 2011 she worked as the executive managing director working primarily on New York City-based leasing transactions. Recently, she has worked in tenant representation for the hedge fund Soundpoint at 375 Park Avenue and worked on several transactions for Belstaff, including its 50,000-square-foot global flagship in London and its U.S. headquarters at 681 Fifth Avenue. She also worked on the sale of several of Vornado Realty Trust’s retail condominiums throughout the city in 2012. In 2011, she helped complete a 435,000 square foot renewal for Lazard at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

“Not only am I excited to partner with the outstanding leadership team at Colliers, but I am thrilled to be joining this prestigious firm and to be leveraging Colliers’ highly collaborative culture and global reach to grow its office services platform, starting right here in New York,” Ms. Foster said in the release.

“I’m very grateful to so many fantastic mentors at both Cushman Realty and Cushman & Wakefield,” Ms. Foster told Commercial Observer. “I’m so lucky to have learned from some of the best professionals in the industry.”

Ms. Foster has been named in Real Estate Forum’s “Most Influential Women in Real Estate” and has been featured in Real Estate New York cover stories “40 Under 40” and “New York Women of Influence.” She sits on the board of trustees of the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Harvard Business School Real Estate Alumni organization. Recently, she joined the board of the River Club, a private club on East 52nd Street. She chairs one of the product councils for the Urban Land Institute.

Ms. Foster received her MBA from Harvard University in 1990 and her bachelor’s degree in the history of science from Skidmore College in 1984.