Cushman & Wakefield Promotes Seven NY Brokerage Pros To Senior Associate

Cushman & Wakefield has promoted seven brokerage professionals in the Midtown Manhattan office.

Molly Beal, George Giannopoulos, Ian Lerner, Christian Stanton, Helen McCarthy, Tyler McNeil and Emily Weber have been promoted to Senior Associate.

Molly Beal
Beal joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2007. A retail broker, Ms. Beal has participated in the completion of transactions on behalf of Salvatore Ferragamo, H&M, Furla, Milly, and Bang & Olufsen to name a few. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at CB Richard Ellis.

Beal received a bachelor’s degree in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Real Estate Board of New York and the New York Junior League.

George Giannopoulos
Giannopoulos joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2007 and worked as an Associate in the Long Island office, where he focused on leasing and capital markets.

In 2008, he joined the firm’s brokerage department in Midtown Manhattan. Prior to joining the firm, he founded SC3, a premier event company in New York City catering to high-end products and worldwide fashion and entertainment brands. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Giannopoulos worked on the trading desk of Catus Fund, a long/short equity fund and later became the proprietary trader for his own entity, Titan Equity, in 1999.

Giannopoulos received a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University C.W. Post and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. He is also involved in charitable organizations including BENS (Business Executives for National Security), Breast Cancer Awareness with the Estee Lauder Companies, Greek Orthodox Church, Intrepid Museum, Mental Health Association, The Southampton Hospital, and The Wounded Warriors Project.

Ian Lerner
Lerner joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2010. As a retail broker, Mr. Lerner has been involved with deals on behalf of Stuart Weitzman, Ann Taylor, and Nike among others and is an integral part of TD Bank’s current New York City expansion strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Gill Freeman, the sole Judge presiding over the Miami-Dade Circuit Court’s Complex Business Division. Additionally, Lerner drafted and reviewed contracts as a Summer Associate for Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito. Previously, he worked as a law clerk at the Offices of Karen Cohen, where he worked directly with landlords, homeowners and condo associations, as well as, dealing with distressed properties.

Lerner received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. He is involved in Friends of the Israeli Defense Force and the Heather on Earth Foundation.

Christian Stanton
Stanton joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Services group in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a Director of Business Development at a boutique marketing agency specializing in retail and commercial real estate marketing. Prior to this position, he spent five years in the ad sales and marketing industry working as an Account Executive for both CBS and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Stanton received a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications and Business from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.  He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and International Council of Shopping Centers and is an American Red Cross volunteer.

Helen McCarthy
McCarthy joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, she was an Account Coordinator in the Capital Markets group at Grubb & Ellis
Company in Boston, Mass. Previously, she served as a leasing intern at Jones Lang LaSalle in Hartford, Conn. and as an intern at the Boston Redevelopment
Authority with the Economic Development Industrial Corporation.

McCarthy received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. She is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and serves as a member of the Orange and Blue Circle of Milton Academy in Milton, Mass.

Tyler McNeil
McNeil joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2009. He serves as a corporate advisor and leasing specialist, concentrating on space acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. McNeil spent 18 months servicing the corporate real estate needs of General Electric and NBC on a national basis and participated in the divestiture of NBC from General Electric. Prior to joining the firm, McNeil worked with Paradigm Properties, a Boston based property management firm.

McNeil received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Boston College. He is a member of the CoreNet Global New York City Young Leaders Committee, Boston College New York City Alumni Chapter and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

Emily Weber
Weber joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, she interned at Jones Lang LaSalle, C&W and Martha Turner Properties, a top residential real estate firm in Texas. Ms. Weber was recently selected for The Commercial Observer’s “30 under 30” feature, which highlights rising stars under the age of 30.

Weber received a bachelor’s degree in History from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. She serves on the Executive Board of Cushman & Wakefield’s Future Leaders program.

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