Cushman & Wakefield has promoted Tyler Courtney, Senior Vice President of Global Occupier Services, to head of the firm’s Atlanta Office Tenant Representation practice.
“Tyler has been heavily involved with our Office Tenant Representation group, assisting top-tier companies in their real estate decision making process,” said John O’Neill, Regional Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office, who oversees the all of the firm’s operations in Atlanta and throughout the firm’s Southeast and South Central regions. “Tyler’s extensive knowledge and expertise will help this team continue to be one of the top office tenant representation groups in Atlanta.”
Tyler has more than 12 years of corporate real estate experience. Specializing in helping corporate occupiers with their leased and owned real estate across the United States, Tyler leads the Portfolio Solutions group in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, focusing on corporate portfolio optimization.
“I am honored to have been selected as the leader of our Office Tenant Representation team,” Tyler said. “Our industry is changing rapidly, and I hope that my experience with many of our top occupier clients and experts around the country will enable our group to continue to provide top-tier service.”
A native of Telluride, Colorado, real estate came naturally to Tyler, the son of a real estate broker and home builder in the mountain town. “Coming out of college in the south, I saw Atlanta as a city with incredible opportunity. We’ve sealed our position as the capital of the south and are well positioned for growth for many years to come.”
Tyler is replacing Lawrence Gellerstedt, who will continue to focus on his local tech practice along with partners Clinton McKellar and Katherine Merkel.
In 2012, Tyler was awarded the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors’ Leadership Award, and he was previously recognized as a Future Leader by the Real Estate Group of Atlanta. He currently leads fundraising efforts for Cushman Cares, Cushman & Wakefield Atlanta’s internal philanthropy group. Tyler is actively involved with Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities and Meals on Wheels Atlanta, a board member of Duke’s Atlanta Alumni Association and an active participant and alumni of LEAD Atlanta.
Tyler earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and an MBA in from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. His wife, Shannon Courtney, is a non-profit event consultant, and they have two young children.