By Christine Perez
Cushman & Wakefield’s Robbie Baty, Senior Director of the firm’s Tenant Advisory Services Group, has been named Office Broker of the Year by NAIOP North Texas. The prestigious award recognizes industry leaders who demonstrate a high level of professional skill and competence in representing the interests and needs of clients, resulting in significant transaction production. The judges also take into consideration business ethics and involvement in civic and charitable activities.
Baty was one of the top producers in Cushman & Wakefield’s Dallas office for 2016, with 58 transactions totaling 1.2 million square feet. Deals included a headquarters relocation for Jamba Juice, which moved to Frisco from California.
“I cannot think of a more worthy recipient of the North Texas NAIOP Office Broker of the Year,” said Ran Holman, Managing Principal and Market Leader of Cushman & Wakefield in Dallas. “Robbie possesses a powerful combination of power, finesse, and humility. His professionalism, client focus, and creativity are among his obvious strengths. Beyond his ability and accomplishments, he actively gives back to the industry and community through his involvement in a number of civic and charitable organizations.”
Baty’s current leadership posts include Big Brothers and Big Sisters (junior board member and mentor), St. Mark’s School of Texas (alumni board member), Touchdown Club (benefitting Rise School of Dallas, board member and secretary), and Urban Armadillos (board member and past social chair).
NAIOP presented Baty with the Office Broker of the Year award—which includes a $2,500 donation to the charity of his choice–on March 30 at Royal Oaks Country Club. “It’s an incredible honor,” he said. “I owe a great deal to my mentors at Cushman & Wakefield, Bill McClung and Mike Wyatt, as well as my wife, Skyler, and my parents, for their constant support. I’m fortunate to be in a dynamic market like Dallas, and to work for an excellent firm like Cushman & Wakefield.”
Baty earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Rhodes College in Memphis. He joined Cushman & Wakefield after graduating in 2006.