Early Stage

GETTING OFF THE GROUND

Finding your first office space can be a journey itself. The challenge is a delicate balance between too big and too small, flexibility on terms, and keeping costs in check – all while finding the right space to attract the right talent.

We’ll help you through the entire process, from understanding costs and timelines, scheduling tours, negotiating the deal, and beyond.

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Mid Stage

TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

When achieving Series A funding, your company will typically establish a larger office presence – one that embodies your culture and brand. Aesthetics, budget, and flexibility may drive the search.

We will find space that aligns with your business plan and culture.

At series B or later, your growth plan – measured or rapid – will be in place. Your ideal space will energize your workforce and impress your customers and investors.

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Mature Stage

SCALING FOR LONG-TERM GROWTH

Creating a long-term real estate strategy – one that satisfies both internal stakeholders and investors – is important at this stage.

We can assist with creating and implementing your strategy, from internal marketing to finding a headquarters that defines your company.

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Our team can help you achieve your real estate goals today, while preparing for your growth.

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JAMIE KATCHER

Managing Director, New York

JAMIE KATCHER

Managing Director, New York

Jamie Katcher has worked as a real estate professional since 2001. He is a Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield at its U.S. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, where he has played a key role in analyzing clients’ real estate portfolios as part of a strategic plan to maximize operating efficiencies and implement cost savings.

Lawrence Gellerstedt

Director, Atlanta

Lawrence Gellerstedt

Director, Atlanta

Lawrence Gellerstedt is a Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office tenant advisory practice. He helps companies understand their current and future occupancy needs and then develops and implements an aligned real estate strategy. Whether it is connecting an early-stage startup with a local VC or an enterprise company with potential innovative solution, he knows the right people and path to get it done.

ELISA KONIK

Managing Director, Oakland

ELISA KONIK

Managing Director, Oakland

Elisa Konik is a member of C&W’s Brokerage Services based in Oakland, California. While focused on office tenant advisory in California’s East Bay, Ms. Konik has extensive global real estate expertise helping clients optimize not only their real estate, but access to key labor, customer demand, and incentives. (Lic: 01971977)

DAN JOHNSON

Director, San Francisco

DAN JOHNSON

Director, San Francisco

Dan S. Johnson, a California Real Estate Broker, specializes in representing tenants with the acquisition and disposition of their space needs in downtown San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Dan has successfully executed deals on behalf of a variety of types of clients, including; tech companies, law firms, professional business/financial services companies, non-profits, and startups. (Lic: 01919201)

+1 415 773 3573
San Francisco, CA

BEN PUGH

Senior Managing Director, Atlanta

BEN PUGH

Senior Managing Director, Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Ben Pugh is a Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Finance & Investment Banking practice, within Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group. Teaming with C&W’s senior brokers and investment sales experts, he guides corporate real estate and corporate finance teams in creating and securing approval of executable strategies that address their company’s largest and most complex real estate challenges.

MARK ANDERSON

Executive Managing Director, San Francisco

MARK ANDERSON

Executive Managing Director, San Francisco

Mark Anderson, a LEED-accredited professional, specializes in representing tenants with the acquisition and disposition of their space in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. During his 16-year real estate career, he has completed more than 6 million square feet of leases. (Lic: 01325399)

CHON KANTIKOVIT

Managing Director, Orange County

CHON KANTIKOVIT

Managing Director, Orange County

Chon Kantikovit is a LEED-accredited, licensed California Real Estate Broker based in Orange County, California. He specializes in the representation of North American-based global corporations and has established a highly capable group of senior professionals who are skilled in the areas of transaction management, workplace strategy, sustainability, consulting services, project and facility management, lease administration, and complex financial analysis. (Lic: #01299207)

SCOTT MENKUS

Senior Director, Los Angeles

SCOTT MENKUS

Senior Director, Los Angeles

Scott Menkus has worked in Cushman & Wakefield’s Century City office since 2004 with a focus on local landlord and tenant representation. During the past 14 years he has been involved in some of the most complex lease transactions in Southern California, representing a wide range of clients, including Salesforce, Uber Technologies, Pathmatics, MiTu and CBS. (Lic: 01476553)

Spencer Nielsen

Associate, Sacramento

Spencer Nielsen

Associate, Sacramento

Based in Sacramento, California, Spencer Nielsen is at the forefront of the revitalization of Sacramento’s Urban Core.  As a corporate real estate advisor Spencer works with both tenants and landlords to implement real estate strategies that will optimize growth projections, operating efficiencies and cost savings.  He has a strong track record of success working with a variety of clients including investment/development companies, tech companies, startups, engineering firms, law firms, professional business/financial service companies, non-profits, and architecture/design firms.  (Lic. 01964163)

STEVEN BILLIGMEIER

Executive Managing Director, Denver

STEVEN BILLIGMEIER

Executive Managing Director, Denver

Steven Billigmeier is a tenant representation specialist with an expertise in lease administration, disposition, acquisition, portfolio management, and strategic advisory services.  He has executed some of the largest tenant representation transactions in the Rocky Mountain Region and played an integral role in servicing numerous corporate accounts locally and nationally.

RYAN KASTEN

Executive Director, Austin

RYAN KASTEN

Executive Director, Austin

Ryan brings nearly 10 years’ experience and is a consistent top producer providing unique solutions for his clients, with his strength being strategy and execution. As a broker focused on tenant representation he has worked on nearly 2 million square feet of transactions for his clients including more than 300,000 SF in Austin's Central Business District.

Trevor Youngren

Director, Seattle

Trevor Youngren

Director, Seattle

Trevor Youngren is a corporate real estate agent specializing in tenant representation in the Seattle and Eastside submarkets. He focuses on representing technology, gaming, startup, and other high-growth companies in their strategic real estate needs, including acquisitions (lease or purchase) and dispositions (sublease or sale).

Ben Paul

Managing Director, Palo Alto

Ben Paul

Managing Director, Palo Alto

CRIBB ALTMAN

Senior Director, Dallas

CRIBB ALTMAN

Senior Director, Dallas

Cribb Altman advises tenant clients with local and multi-market site selection, detailed financial analysis, and lease and purchase negotiations.  With extensive training in sales and marketing, he has helped clients achieve their office space objectives through thorough negotiations of lease and sale contracts.

JAMES STEIN

Director, Chicago

JAMES STEIN

Director, Chicago

James Stein advises technology tenants – from venture-backed startups such as Raise, SpotHero, and Fooda to larger companies such as Dyson, Workday, and TIBCO – in commercial real estate transactions. Whether working alongside founders and venture capital firms or with C-Suite executives and real estate departments, he assists with lease restructures, office relocations, and workplace strategy initiatives.  A former practicing commercial real estate attorney, James utilizes his legal background to form sound real estate strategies for tenants and identify proactive cost-reduction opportunities.

DOUG DEURWAARDER

Executive Director, Portland

DOUG DEURWAARDER

Executive Director, Portland

Based in Portland, Oregon, Doug Deurwaarder works with tenants requiring local and multi-market representation. He combines his analytical background and corporate process knowledge to provide clients with exceptional service and real estate expertise. Doug began his career with Intel as a Business/Systems Analyst, performing process analysis of corporate financial operations from cost accounting to capital asset depreciation.

MATT JOHNSON

Managing Director, Portland

MATT JOHNSON

Managing Director, Portland

Based in Portland, Oregon, Matt Johnson works with tenants/occupiers of space to identify and implement real estate strategies that both support and enhance their business objectives. He has been working in real estate for over a decade, specializing in brokerage, land use, site selection, research, and economic development and planning.

KEVIN MEISSNER

Director, San Diego

KEVIN MEISSNER

Director, San Diego

Kevin Meissner is a commercial real estate advisor working with Tech companies in San Diego.  He exclusively represents tenants, advising on lease and purchase strategies as well as occupancy cost reduction. He supports clients in utilizing their spaces to maximize profitability, employee satisfaction, recruitment and retention through the best choice of and use of their real estate. Kevin’s absolute mission is to protect clients from risk while securing the best possible economic terms and flexibility.

JACK KEENAN

Exec. Managing Director, Chicago

JACK KEENAN

Exec. Managing Director, Chicago

Jack Keenan has practiced commercial real estate for more than 20 years and focuses exclusively on representing tenants. He specializes in the financial implications of leases, and through market/financial analysis has helped his clients uncover savings opportunities well in advance of existing timetables. Jack has worked with major corporations, financial institutions and Chicago’s most prominent entrepreneurs in proactive evaluations of their real estate.

BEN LITKE

Senior Associate, Raleigh

BEN LITKE

Senior Associate, Raleigh

Ben Litke is a tenant representation specialist based in Raleigh-Durham who has closed more than $60 million in transaction volume over the past three years. He pairs strategic thinking and strong technological skills to consistently deliver creative solutions for his clients. From market research through negotiation and beyond, Ben’s committed approach leads to his consistently exceeding client expectations.

KATHRYN LAWN

Associate, Raleigh

KATHRYN LAWN

Associate, Raleigh

Kathryn Lawn has over seven years of commercial real estate experience in the Raleigh-Durham area. She is a detail-oriented project execution and coordination specialist responsible for supporting the successful completion of hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions each year. Kathryn works with the Raleigh Occupier Services team, assisting with transaction coordination, account and client management, market research, and communications.

Alexandre Cowper

Commercial Real Estate Broker, Montreal

Alexandre Cowper

Commercial Real Estate Broker, Montreal

Alexandre joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2017 as an experienced tenant representative. His knowledge of the market coupled with his “made to measure” approach enable his office and industrial clients to maximize their financial and operational objectives. Alexandre has represented the interests of several corporations, professional associations as well as various foreign governments. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Alexandre was managing a large office portfolio representing approximately 1,000,000 sq. ft. on behalf of one of Canada’s largest REIT.

Benjamin Bach

Associate Vice President, Kitchener

Benjamin Bach

Associate Vice President, Kitchener

Benjamin Bach works on the acquisition and disposition of commercial property in the Waterloo area and surrounding region, providing occupiers and investors with a single point of contact for commercial property services. Benjamin has successfully completed assignments ranging from investment sales, corporate office purchase and lease mandates, and tenant representation. He has represented numerous venture capital-backed tech firms in office lease acquisitions.

Dan Persyn

Executive Managing Director, Palo Alto

Dan Persyn

Executive Managing Director, Palo Alto

Since 1996 Dan has specialized in providing Real Estate services for Tenants in the Silicon Valley and the Peninsula. Dan understands the nuances of the ever-changing dynamics of the real estate market in Palo Alto and the surrounding areas. Dan has a history of achieving tremendous savings for his tech clients by negotiating creative deal structures such as rent abatement, phase-in occupancy, plug and play alternatives, or terminating existing obligations.

James Lavinskas

Associate, Montreal

James Lavinskas

Associate, Montreal

Since joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2013, James has represented regional and national clients with their acquisition, disposition, and leasing needs in the Greater Montreal Area. James has been able to distinguish himself with his unrelenting work ethic and surpassing his clients’ expectations. James creates long-term relationships built on trust and results.  With an understanding of the market and the opportunities that lie within, his clients have a unique competitive advantage to maximize deal value. James's analytical approach, hard work and industry knowledge has made him an invaluable resource.

CONNOR BARNES

Senior Director, Boston

CONNOR BARNES

Senior Director, Boston

Connor Barnes is a member of the Boston Brokerage Team, servicing tenants throughout Greater Boston and Internationally. Connor focuses primarily on tenant representation in the lease and sale of office, flex, data center, and lab/manufacturing space.

Greg Pickett

Managing Director, Palo Alto

Greg Pickett

Managing Director, Palo Alto

Utilizing his background in real estate finance and his skills in the areas of communications and analysis, Greg Pickett represents the interests of corporate clients and their real estate needs. Greg specializes in representing tenants in the leasing and disposition of property on the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. Greg has represented a wide range of companies from the venture capital funded start-ups to the large public corporations. In 2014, Greg was one of the youngest winners named to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40.

Alain Desmarais

Senior Managing Director, Ottawa

Alain Desmarais

Senior Managing Director, Ottawa

Alain Desmarais is the Senior Managing Director and office leasing specialist. His clients have benefited from his leasing expertise, his effective negotiation skills, and his knowledge of the office leasing market. As a top-ranking leasing specialist, Alain has received numerous company awards recognizing his superior sales performance. Alain joined Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa (formerly Royal LePage Commercial) in 1992 and subsequently became a leading producer in the Ottawa office leasing market prior to becoming Senior Managing Director and Broker of Record in 2008.

Blake Newton

Director, Nashville

Blake Newton

Director, Nashville

Blake Newton is a client-focused member of the Tenant Advisory and Office Services Group. With
over 12 years of industry experience, he works closely with his clients during all phases of the leasing
process to ensure their needs are met and their expectations exceeded. Blake’s experience includes a
broad spectrum of deals from short term local solutions to large multi-market corporate transactions,
which have allowed him to provide unparalleled service no matter the requirement.

THEO SLAGLE

Director, Washington, DC

THEO SLAGLE

Director, Washington, DC

Theo Slagle, a fifth generation Washingtonian, is a Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Washington, DC Tenant Advisory Group. For the past six years, he has specialized in tenant representation and office disposition assignments. Mr. Slagle has completed over 1.5 million square feet of tenant lease transactions and is a past recipient of the 2009 “Rising Star” award at his prior firm.

Fraser McKay

Senior Vice President, Toronto

Fraser McKay

Senior Vice President, Toronto

Fraser McKay joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2017 following C&W’s acquisition of Ashlar Urban Realty, where Fraser was partner. Entering the real estate industry in 2006, he has developed a specialized focus in office leasing within the urban Toronto market, completing over 300 leasing transactions to date.  He has established an extensive track record with a wide variety of transactions including office relocations, subleases, multi-office consolidations and renewals in addition to acquiring new or value-add offices for user/buyers.  He is particularly adept at defining a strategy for companies just entering a market.

Matt Stesco

Vice President, Toronto

Matt Stesco

Vice President, Toronto

Ryan Romano

Managing Director, Boston

Ryan Romano

Managing Director, Boston

Ryan Romano is a Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield working with Greater Boston Brokerage Group where he is responsible for new business development and providing brokerage services for Boston-based global clients. He has represented numerous tenants in the leasing and sale of office space. Ryan acquired his unique perspective on tech companies while working in high-tech sales for Tech Target (TTGT) where he contributed to their revenue growth and IPO.

Ryan Lopez

Associate, McLean

Ryan Lopez

Associate, McLean

Ryan Lopez is an Associate with Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant Advisory Group, where he specializes in office tenant representation in the Washington DC Metro area with a focus on Northern Virginia. Mr. Lopez’s role includes lease negotiation, transaction management and strategic planning for occupier clients. Prior to C&W, Mr. Lopez worked in hospitality sales in Bethesda, MD for three years, while living and working as a resident staff member at Georgetown Preparatory School. Mr. Lopez has also worked in London, UK.

David Hiebert

Managing Principal, Palo Alto

David Hiebert

Managing Principal, Palo Alto

David Hiebert has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience. David joined Cushman & Wakefield (formerly DTZ) in January 2007 as an Executive Vice President and Managing Partner of the firm's Palo Alto office. David advises and represents clients throughout the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. He has completed over $2 billion in transaction volume. (Lic: #01189320)

Justin Himelstein

Director, Phoenix

Justin Himelstein

Director, Phoenix

As a Vice President with Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant Advisory Group, Justin Himelstein has negotiated over 400 transactions for a total consideration exceeding $500 million. Justin specializes in exclusive tenant representation and offers his clients a streamlined approach based upon extensive market knowledge which generates leverage in the marketplace for his clients.

Peter Menna

Managing Director, Phoenix

Peter Menna

Managing Director, Phoenix

Peter Menna is a Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant Representation Group with over 16 years of experience in real estate and 10 years prior in technology. Peter specializes exclusively in tenant representation in Phoenix as well as national and international markets. Peter has significant expertise in working with technology companies and often advises his clients on business & strategy.

Peter is the co-founder of the Arizona Software Founders Group and exclusively represents JDA Software, AXON/ TASER, Early Warning Systems and many other technology companies.

Direct +1 602 224 4497
Phoenix, AZ

Jean-Sebastien Roussy

Senior Associate, Montreal

Jean-Sebastien Roussy

Senior Associate, Montreal

Jean-Sébastien is strategically partnered with C&W Canada’s top commercial real estate broker, Lloyd P. Cooper. His focus is on tenant representation for tech companies and startups. Jean-Sébastien has strong leadership skills, works hard to achieve his goals and has great communicative skills. He is also recognized for his excellent listening and understanding of his client’s needs. He and the team work hard in developing long-term consultative relationships focused on real estate strategy and analysis.

KEVIN GOLDTHWAITE

Senior Associate, Sacramento

KEVIN GOLDTHWAITE

Senior Associate, Sacramento

Kevin Goldthwaite is a member of C&W’s Office Brokerage Services based in Sacramento, California. He specializes in both tenant and landlord representation throughout the Greater Sacramento Area with a focus on representing high-growth companies relocating or looking for multi-market representation. Kevin’s consistently delivers creative outside the box solutions in the ever changing marketplace establishing many long term relationships with his clients.

Case Studies

Our Tech specialty advisors work closely with company founders, leaders, and investors to create real estate strategies, acquire space, and build the optimum workplace for each stage of growth – from co-working spaces to short-term leased locations, from multi-year lease commitments to owned buildings and campuses.

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Evolution of a Startup

Evolution of a Startup

How does a startup’s evolution impact its real estate?

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Workplace Strategy

Workplace Strategy

What is the future of the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) workplace?

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Improvement Spend

Improvement Spend

With TI construction costs up 40-50%, what is the true cost to build out an office?

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Operating Expenses

Operating Expenses

Know what you’re getting: What is included in my Base Rent?

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Workplace Design

Workplace Design

Own Versus Lease

Own Versus Lease

To Buy or Lease? Key Considerations

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About Cushman & Wakefield’s Technology Group

The technology industry is dynamic and constantly evolving – therefore, the real estate requirements surrounding this sector must also be flexible. The professionals in Cushman & Wakefield’s Technology Group share a deep understanding of the unique needs of technology firms, and will work with you to provide strategies and direction that align with your business objectives. Partnering with our team can help you achieve your real estate goals today, while anticipating the growth your firm may need for the future.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients’ ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit www.cushwakecentennial.com, www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

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