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7 Under 7: Meet Cushman & Wakefield’s Emerging Talent

Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders (CWFL) is a collaborative network of rising professionals with less than seven years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. This Employee Resource Group is dedicated to fueling the career advancement of Cushman & Wakefield’s emerging talent by providing educational and professional development opportunities and serving local communities.

The 7 Under 7 program recognizes the accomplishments of seven CWFL members who embody four pillars of excellence: community service, exceptional performance, outstanding character and active learning. Recipients attended Cushman & Wakefield’s 2019 Symposium in Chicago, allowing them to participate in dynamic workshops, learn from guest speakers and network with senior leadership.

In this video, see what our 7 Under 7 recipients had to say about their experience and learn more about each of them below.



 

Andy Heymann, Senior Director, Tenant Representation, Chicago

Andy began his career with Cushman & Wakefield in 2011 as an intern before joining full-time in 2013 as an Associate in Tenant Representation. Within six years, he has risen to the role of Senior Director, focused on serving companies from startups to law firms to public corporations both in Chicago and globally. In 2017 and 2018, Andy co-led CWFL’s Chicago chapter. Andy is an active member of the Chicago community, currently serving as a Board Member on the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Alejandro Alvarez, Senior Associate, Brokerage Services, New York

Alejandro joined Cushman & Wakefield’s New Jersey office in 2014 as part of a select team of associates charged with representing corporate users and major landlords in their real estate dealings. In 2016, he began working at Cushman & Wakefield’s Midtown Manhattan office with a team representing clients throughout Manhattan and across the country. Alejandro is the Chair for Cushman & Wakefield’s Hispanic & Latino Advancement (HOLA) national Career Development Committee. He also holds leadership positions in The Association of Latino Professionals for America’s (ALPFA) New York Chapter and The LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s Lideres Young Professional Board.

Bryan Wilhaucks, Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, St. Louis

Bryan is the FP&A Manager for the Americas Project & Development Services platform. Throughout Bryan’s time with the company, he has continuously found ways to improve financial reporting and is currently leading a project to increase profit and loss visibility in the Americas through PowerBI. He holds a finance degree from Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in accounting.

Chrissy Wingbermuehle, Communications Manager, Asset Services, St. Louis

Chrissy serves as Communications Manager for the Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services platform, developing and executing internal and external communications for the service line. She is the Co-Chair for the Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) national Marketing & Communications Committee, is part of CWFL’s national Marketing & Communications Committee and serves on her local St. Louis UNITY chapter’s Education Committee.

Cameron Chester, Junior Appraiser, Valuation & Advisory, Portland

Cameron is a Junior Appraiser in the Portland office, completing valuation assignments across the Pacific Northwest with a primary focus on retail properties. His work consists of providing appraisals, market studies and feasibility analysis for clients, including lenders, investors and developers. He is the Chair of his local Portland CWFL chapter’s Community Committee and often volunteers with Meals on Wheels and participates in Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association.

Doug Jones, Senior Associate, Agency Leasing, Dallas

As a Senior Associate in Agency Leasing, Doug creates value for clients and supports his colleagues through prospect generation, deal negotiation and relationship-building with a focus on office product. Doug serves as the South Central Region Chair for Cushman & Wakefield’s Veteran’s Initiative Program and leads the Dallas CWFL chapter. He is an active contributor to Carry the Load, a non-profit dedicated to honoring the sacrifices made by our nation’s military, first responders and their families. Doug also serves as a Texas Congressional District Field Force representative, assisting competitive Dallas/Fort Worth high school candidates achieve their goal of service to the nation through nomination to one of the five U.S. service academies.

Jose Artiaga, Senior Operations Manager, Portfolio Services Center, St. Louis

Jose is the Senior Operations Manager for Cushman & Wakefield’s Portfolio Services Center (PSC) in St. Louis. He liaises with Human Resources to help the PSC fully utilize Workday, organize employee engagement activities, streamline the interview process, counsel managers on hiring and develop on-campus recruitment strategies. He is active in the community as a volunteer organizer and youth coach for the St. Louis Ultimate Association, helping high school youth learn and grow through ultimate Frisbee.

 

Based in St. Louis, Lauren Damico is a Senior Manager for Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Occupier Services group and Chair of Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders (CWFL) Employee Resource Group.

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