We are proud to have several employees that have been with the company for more than a decade. To celebrate this achievement, we are asking long-term employees a few questions about their experience, tenure, and what keeps them going. In this Milestone Memories, we spoke with Noel Mayseke, Marketing Manager, who’s been with the company for more than 25 years and has a proven track record of employing and advancing the company’s brand to achieve results.
Cushman & Wakefield: What changes within the company and/or commercial real estate industry have you seen since you began your career? Where do you think it is heading?
Noel Mayeske: I’ve seen a lot of changes in my 25 years with the firm – which began with another Atlanta company that eventually merged with Cushman & Wakefield. The weaving of technology into our work has been a key change: in 1993, we still had a full-time typist on staff (working on an electric typewriter) – and no email or internet access! Everything was communicated in person, by voicemail or written/printed memos. I’ve also seen strides in the diversity of colleagues, but would like to see continued progress. I see a wide-ranging, inclusive workplace – along with opportunities for diverse leadership – as the future, both for our industry and beyond.
How did you get your start with Cushman & Wakefield and what is it about the company that has helped you reach this anniversary/keep you here?
I began my career with Carter, working for that company for 18 years. In 2015, after three large mergers, myself and other colleagues from Carter, Cassidy Turley and DTZ became a part of the Cushman & Wakefield team. A key aspect of my long tenure here has included having avenues for constant learning – developing new creative ideas, advancing technical skills, and learning about commercial real estate in general. In addition, I’ve been fortunate to have great teammates, and appreciate the company’s strong community outreach. It’s also been a pleasure to mentor and train a number of associates.
What was the most unusual project you’ve ever worked on or what has been the most memorable/your favorite?
A recent favorite was creating construction fence signage for the Office Agency Leasing team for the property now known as The Mill. For several decades prior it was a music club called The Masquerade, in which I saw The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Pylon and too many other bands to count – but is now hip office space!
When you’re not working with the marketing team, what do you like to do?
I have lots of interests, including photography and art, running/hiking and listening to vinyl. Community involvement is a core value for me, and I’ve spent 25 years leading mentoring programs, helping to start a public charter school, participating in neighborhood art events, and being a Cub Scout leader. But the center of my life is family – my wife Kristin and I are thoroughly enjoying raising our two sons (Spencer, 15, and Carson, 10) and relish every opportunity to participate in these fun, youthful years with them.