Stamford Brokers Lead Cushman & Wakefield's Strong Year

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Jay Hruska of Cushman & Wakefield.
Jay Hruska of Cushman & Wakefield. Photo Credit: Contributed
Steven Baker
Steven Baker Photo Credit: Contributed
Matthew Lisk
Matthew Lisk Photo Credit: Contributed
Gerry Rees
Gerry Rees Photo Credit: Contributed
Al Mirin
Al Mirin Photo Credit: Contributed
Adam Klimek
Adam Klimek Photo Credit: Contributed
Maureen O'Boyle
Maureen O'Boyle Photo Credit: Contributed
Trip Hoffman
Trip Hoffman Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chairman Jay Hruska of Stamford was the agency's top producer in 2013 with nearly 950,000 square feet of transactions in Fairfield County and Westchester County, N.Y. 

In addition to Hruska, brokers Steve Baker, Matthew Lisk, Gerry Lees, Al Mirin, Adam Klimek, Maureen O’Boyle and Trip Hoffman all had banners years for Cushman & Wakefield. All but Lisk are from the Stamford office for Cushman & Wakefield. Lisk, a Stamford resident, works in Westchester County.

Hruska, a New Canaan resident, was either lead or co-broker responsible for the following notable transactions:  Boehringer Ingelheim (328,000 square feet), General Electric Corp. (115,000 square feet), Conair (160,000 square feet), Unilever (60,000 square feet), Merrill Lynch (50,000 square feet), and NBC (35,000 square feet). 

He has consistently ranked among the Top 25 of Cushman & Wakefield’s top producing brokers globally.  In 2013, he was either the lead or part of a team responsible for more than 7 million square feet of transactions globally for his clients.

Baker, senior director and a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Alternative Investment Services Group, represented such tenants as Ellington Management Group (26,222 square feet) and M&T Bank (15,437 square feet). He lives in Rowayton.

Lisk was the tenant representative for Benchmark Education (28,132 square feet) and DAC Group’s expansion to 13,000 square feet at the Centre At Purchase.

New Canaan's Mirin, executive director and head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Private Capital Group in the Stamford office, represented the owners in the $11 million sale of 180 Post Road in Westport.  He also represented Save the Children in the $12 million sale of 54 Wilton Road, also in Westport.

Westport resident Klimek negotiated more than 150,000 square feet of leases on behalf of tenants and represented area landlords in more than 150,000 square feet of transactions.  The landlords included Invesco, Edgewood Capital, Faros Properties, Lexham Private Investors, Elite Development Group and the Silverman Group.

Greenwich resident Lees, senior director, placed Cycling Sports Group Inc. into 50,977 square feet at i.park in Norwalk.  Maureen O’Boyle of Greenwich, senior director, was the broker for Quorum Federal Credit Union (21,855 square feet) in its lease at 2500 Westchester Ave. in Purchase, N.Y.

In addition, the team of Lees and O’Boyle was responsible for several large-scale real estate projects for healthcare clients, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s purchase of the 114,000-square-foot building at 500 Westchester Ave. in Harrison, which will house Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s new $143 million state-of-the-art cancer treatment center. 

They were also instrumental in the 119,000-square-foot Norwalk Hospital lease at 761 Main Ave. in Norwalk to accommodate medical office space for 10 specialty practices and represented the NYS Attorney General (40,000 square feet) and the NYS Department of Tax and Finance (40,000 square feet) in their leases at 44 South Broadway in White Plains, N.Y.

New Canaan resident Hoffman, senior director, co-brokered Boehringer Ingelheim’s 328,000-square-foot lease with Jay Hruska and represented the landlord (Stamford Exit 9) at 1 Blachley Road in Stamford. in the 20,534-square-foot lease to the Hospital For Special Surgery.

Click here for a complete report on Cushman & Wakefield's 2013 leasings.

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