Paul Donovan Enters Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News elects a new class to its Commercial Real Estate Hall
of Fame. Congratulations to Paul Donovan, executive director of the Minneapolis office of Cushman & Wakefield, who was selected for the 2020 class!

Click here for Paul’s profile featured in Midwest Real Estate News.

Jeremy Striffler Named a Rising Young Professional by Finance & Commerce

Congratulations to Jeremy Striffler, who was recognized as a Rising Young Professional by Finance & Commerce.  The honor is for those individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their industries and made positive impacts in their communities. A panel of independent judges with business expertise selected the class of honorees from across the Minnesota business community.

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Paul Donovan Named a 2020 Midwest Real Estate Journal Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Paul Donovan, a newly announced member of the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.  This is a very well deserved honor for Paul!

Click here to read Paul’s profile in the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame publication.

MSP Advisory Services Team Receives NAIOP Minnesota Awards of Excellence

The MSP Advisory Services Team received the Broker² Award at the 2017 NAIOP Awards of Excellence for their work representing Lindquist & Vennum in a relocation within IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. Among other things, the group considered law firm trends and created a thoughtful direction for the project, ultimately achieving a 10 percent cost savings for their client. Jennifer Stumm of Cushman & Wakefield also provided project management services throughout the lengthy buildout of the new 81,000-square-foot (sf) office, which is now open.

The Broker² Award recognizes outstanding value created by a brokerage team, and is exclusively available to brokers associated with projects nominated for the Awards of Excellence. NAIOP understands that all successful commercial real estate projects are backed by a skilled team of professionals—a group that becomes more than the sum of its parts to accomplish the job—and the Broker² Award acknowledges the invaluable contribution made by a brokerage team. The NAIOP awards, which recognize top new developments and redevelopments in their categories, were doled out in a ceremony at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in downtown Minneapolis Sept. 28.

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises more than 15,000 members in North America and advocates responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy.

Paul Donovan Speaks at MREJ Nonprofit Real Estate Summit

Paul Donovan from the MSP Advisory Services Team was a featured panelist at the Charitable, Nonprofit & Religious Facilities Real Estate Summit hosted by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal on August 11th at the Golden Valley Country Club. Donovan spoke about how and when nonprofits evaluate and strategize around their real estate needs. The audience was comprised of both real estate professionals and leaders in the nonprofit community.

Paul Donovan Talks Tech Cities with Minnesota Business

Minneapolis-St. Paul is on the cusp of the Top 10 Tech Cities in the United States. Why is that? Paul Donovan from the MSP Advisory Services Team weighs in on the ranking in Minnesota Business Magazine here:

Cushman & Wakefield Ranked #1 Best of the NLJ

For the fourth year in a row, Cushman & Wakefield has been ranked #1 in Commercial Real Estate Firm: Tenant Representation as part of The Best of the National Law Journal 2017. Cushman & Wakefield was also ranked #1 in Property Management and Brokerage, sweeping the real estate categories in this prestigious survey.

Jaclyn May Named Women in Business Award Winner

Jaclyn joins a list of top executives and innovators throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, which annually recognizes females for their professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community.

“Jaclyn exemplifies everything you want out of a leader: passion, generosity, intellect and professionalism,” said Paul Donovan, Executive Director, in Jaclyn’s nomination to the Business Journal. “She strives to influence positive change in our community, particularly on issues facing women today, through her professional and volunteer work.”

The Women in Business honorees will be recognized at a luncheon May 25 at The Depot in Minneapolis.

Jaclyn joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2008. Since then, she has risen all the way to Executive Director, the top brokerage title possible at the company. As part of the MSP Advisory Services Team along with Paul, Jeremy Striffler and Leah Battin, she specializes in tenant representation for all types of clients, from law firms to top corporations, educational organizations and nonprofits. Recent clients include Winthrop & Weinstine, Lindquist & Vennum and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Jaclyn is also a leader in the Twin Cities business world, serving as a committee member with the Association for Corporate Growth, World Savvy, Financial Executives International and the Minneapolis Downtown Council. Her engagement in this area was recently recognized, with her named a finalist for the 2017 TeamWomenMN Wavemaker Community Impact Award.

Within the Cushman & Wakefield network, Jaclyn serves as co-chair of the Women’s Integrated Network (WIN), and is also a member of the CW Transaction Advisory Group (TAG), the Legal Sector Advisory Services Group and the Education Practice Group.

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Paul Donovan Receives 2015 President’s Award from Cushman & Wakefield

Longtime Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director Paul Donovan received the the company’s highest honor, the President’s Award, after posting one of the best years of his then 13-year brokerage career in 2015.  The lead member of the firm’s MSP Advisory Services Team, Paul is a leader and teacher to those around him, sharing the lessons he’s gathered with both members of his own team and others throughout the company.

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Top Brokers in Commercial Real Estate

Led by Paul Donovan, Cushman & Wakefield’s MSP Advisory Services Team was recently named to the Twin Cities Business list of Top Office Brokers.