Cushman & Wakefield has promoted Lisa Pittman to lead the firm’s Atlanta industrial tenant representation practice.
“Lisa has a very successful track record, natural leadership abilities and a well-respected brand in the market,” said John O’Neill, Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office. “Atlanta is a top-five industrial market in North America, and Lisa will help guide our industrial brokerage practice to capitalize on the tremendous growth in the region.”
Pittman joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2004 as a Research Associate, and has held several positions within the firm before becoming a full partner with Ray Stache. In addition to her new leadership responsibilities, Pittman and Stache will continue to assist national and international companies and institutions with all aspects of their real estate requirements, including disposition of assets, site location and new-facility development.
The team has completed several key transactions recently, including the disposition of a 1.9 million-square-foot former Kmart distribution center, an 873,800-square-foot lease disposition to Duracell on behalf of Core5 Industrial Partners, and a 612,070-square-foot listing assignment on behalf of GLP.
Pittman, one of the firm’s youngest leaders, will work alongside Lawrence Gellerstedt, who was recently named the leader of the firm’s office tenant representation group. Together, they will run the firm’s occupier services group, leading the growth of Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta platform with increased specialization across geographies and industry verticals.
“Industrial real estate continues to grow more complex as end users determine how to optimize their network and supply chain,” said Pittman. “It is our intention to create an innovative and collaborative environment among the office and industrial tenant representation groups that allow us to better meet our clients’ needs.”
Pittman earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in real estate from the University of Georgia. She is the membership chair for Cushman & Wakefield Atlanta’s chapter of the Women’s Integrated Network, a member of the Advocacy Committee for the Atlanta BeltLine Young Leaders Council, and co-founded the Women in Logistics breakfast at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference.