DALLAS, July 24, 2017 – The Dallas office of Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to announce that Christy Means has been named Managing Director of Asset Services. She previously led DFW property management for Stream Realty Partners, where she oversaw a team of about 130 people and the management of office, industrial, and retail space.
“We’re excited to bring on board someone with Christy’s experience, leadership, and enthusiasm for the Asset Services business,” said Bret Bunnett, Executive Managing Director. “She brings a real dedication to her work that will serve our clients, team members, and tenants in the buildings we manage extremely well. She also has a strong desire to work collaboratively with our other service lines, including agency leasing, project development, capital markets, and valuation and tax advisory.”
Prior to Stream, Means held various property management leadership positions at Cobalt Capital Partners and Transwestern. “I am excited to be joining Cushman & Wakefield, a firm with a global platform, best-in-class property management services, and an impressive list of clientele” she said. “I look forward to continuing the momentum in the Asset Services platform, as we continue to enhance the performance of our managed buildings.”
Means will be responsible for operations, new business development, and financial oversight of the Asset Services platform in Dallas. She will also focus on recruiting top industry professionals, team engagement, cultivating best practices, and executing consistent processes and procedures across the portfolio.
She replaces longtime property management executive John Patterson, who’s leaving Cushman & Wakefield after nearly 20 years with the firm and its predecessor iterations DTZ, Cassidy Turley, and Capstar Commercial Real Estate, where he was a founding principal. Patterson will remain on board through August 30, after which he will join CREA and oversee existing office investments held by this firm. “Christy is the perfect leader to continue growing the Dallas Asset Services platform and business for Cushman & Wakefield,” Patterson said. “She is a talented and successful leader with an impressive history in the Dallas market.”
Locally, Cushman & Wakefield oversees a 38 million-square-foot portfolio of property management and leasing assignments, including Lincoln Centre, Urban Towers, Riverside Commons, Sherry Lane Place, Solana, and Victory Park. Cushman & Wakefield’s total property management portfolio tops 600 million square feet.
“Our Asset Services group is comprised of the best professionals in the industry,” said Ran Holman, Managing Principal and Dallas Market Leader. “When it came time to find new leadership, we looked for someone who could build upon a strong foundation and at the same time continue to foster the integration of these strong cultures. Christy brings a great mixture of accomplishment, compassion, enthusiasm, and creativity. She is the right leader at the right time.”
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